Rick Bartow

From Nothing Coyote Creates Himself, 2004

Sculpture carved wood  
41 x 84 x 16 in

Coyote is nothing if not inventive. In this piece his witness is a crow who is an equally 'full of tricks' character. I suppose the literal truth here is that we all create ourselves with the aide of our talents, or situations of adversity or benefit.
Rick Bartow, 2005

This work is included in "Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain," a retrospective exhibition covering nearly 40 years of Mr. Bartow's work. The exhibition is organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene where it was on view in 2015.

Future venues include:
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM, August 19 – December 31, 2016

Washington Sate University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA, January 20 – March 11, 2017

Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, April 22 – July 9, 2017

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, August 11 – December 12, 2017

C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis, CA, January 20 – April 15, 2018

Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 2018 – January 6, 2019

A fully illustrated catalogue with illuminating essays accompanies the exhibition.

PIN: BAR1463

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