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New Art 2.0 | Introducing Rick Bartow (Wiyot of Northern California)

by User Not Found | Dec 05, 2014

New Art 2.0 is an exhibition of prints, many created by Eiteljorg Fellows and contemporary Native and Non Native artists. It is a blend of “op art,” landscape, political and environmental statements as well as portraiture. Approximately 90 limited edition prints will be on exhibit and available for sale with prices ranging between about $500 - $4000.  New Art 2.0 closes Feb. 8, 2015.

 1. CSP 08-304(3)
Standing up Kestrel, 2008
Monoprint, edition 1/1
30 x 22 ⅜ inches

A word from Rick Bartow about the above artwork:
Like roots underground or bones beneath flesh, the marks and erasures, the gestural immediacy of the graphite drawing of 1979 exists twenty years later beneath the layers of bright colors in the drawings of 1999….Twenty years on paper the marks and erasures: my past, present, and future.

Personal experiences, cultural engagement, and global myths, especially Native American transformation stories, are the heart of Bartow's art. Animals and self-portraits populate his iconography. Bartow is known for astute interpretations of literary, musical, and visual sources.
3. CSP 13-304(6)
Crow in a Boat, 2013
Monoprint, edition 1/1
30 ⅛ x 22 ½ inches
2. CSP 08-305(14)
Spirits in the Air/Magpie, 2008
Monoprint, edition 1/1
22 ⅜ x 30 inches

80. CSP 13-303(10)
Bird Hat, 2013
Monoprint, edition 1/1
30 ⅛ x 22 ½ inches
Rick Bartow is one of Oregon's most important artists, and is increasingly gaining a national and international audience. Central to Bartow's work is the theme of connection and transformation, particularly between the human and animal realms, and between corporeal and spiritual dimensions of existence. Bartow's great-grandfather left his Wiyot tribal homeland in northern California nearly 100 years ago to homestead in Oregon, where the Bartow family has lived ever since. (excerpt from Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts website)

Bartow was awarded an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2001.

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