Harriet Bart is a renowned conceptual artist whose large-scale installations, sculptures, objects, and artist books convey a sense of solidity, timelessness, and permanency within the fleeting present. Bart explores the alchemy of the word, the iconography of text, and the archeology of reminiscence by transforming texts and materials to reflect her enduring engagement with the expression of memory, time, and loss. In Bart's work, polished vessels, broken words, pendulums, paper scrolls, candle smoke, bronze and concrete, books, and found objects are molded and manipulated, becoming elegiac homages to the forgotten and forsaken.


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Without Words, 1997
Lead and vinyl on wood
9 x 12 in (22.86 x 30.48 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Driscoll Babcok Galleries, NYC

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Harriet Bart
Without Words
  • Dimensions
    9 x 12 in (22.86 x 30.48 cm)