In the exhibition catalogue Trouble in Paradise
(1989, List Visual Arts Center, MIT) Curator Dana Friis-Hansen wrote:
"Harry Bartnick’s paintings are sinisterly seductive; their intimate scale and meticulous rendering draws us close to enjoy their lush surfaces, yet suddenly we discover the dis-concerting images of industrialized society’s voracious destruction of our environment. The earth is equated to the body, human activities to those of malevolent microbes."
You can view higher resolution versions of Harry Bartnick's work by clicking on the thumbnails above and read the Harry Bartnick select biography.