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Lecture by Sam Bartlett

Gordon Art Galleries
James A. Hixon Art Studio, 2011
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 12:30 PM (ET)

In this presentation, Sam will speak about his zines, book deals, murals, and sculptures, and show examples.

Sam Bartlett: Low Stakes, Plywood Cutouts & Everyday Comix
On View Feb. 3 - May 6, 2023
Opening Reception Feb. 2, 6 - 8 p.m.

Gordon Art Galleries

Sam Bartlett is an American folk artist, public-art instigator, cartoonist, performer, musician, and composer. 

As an artist, Sam specializes in painting and cutting sculptures from salvaged wood. He derives inspiration from the naturally low stakes involved in using free materials. 

Sam does virtually no planning or sketching for his artwork, preferring to try to harness the energy of a first take. Common themes in his work include complex physical relationships between people, things on top of other things, things being bitten and eaten, old-time and Irish music communities, and mortality. He has been strongly influenced by artists Peter Schumann, Howard Finster, and Gustav Vigeland.

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