Rick Bartow
Sparrow Song
August 27 - October 1, 2016

First Thursday reception
September 1, 2016
open until 8:00pm

Charles Froelick will guide an exhibition tour and discuss his history working with Rick
Saturday, September 17, 2016
11am

Rick Bartow

When Rick Bartow passed away at his Newport, Oregon home on April 2, 2016, the world lost a true cornerstone of Contemporary Northwest and Native art. The roughly 30-month period preceding his death was by all accounts the most productive of his artistic life. Precipitated by declining health which left him with speech impaired by a stroke, a pacemaker to counteract the effects of congestive heart failure, and an awareness that he could “see the end of the road”, he got to work. Laying down on his canvases and panels a life's worth of imagery- of deeply personal and learned stories, his study of art and of indigenous and world cultures, Bartow produced an astonishingly dynamic, fierce, emotive, confident final chapter in his artist's story- solidifying beyond question his already estimable reputation. In these pictures he gave us wise or foolish or harrowed storytellers; dancers engaged in the healing practice of the Wiyot brush dance; birds, dogs, horses and transformative figures in the process of becoming.

A full color catalog for the Sparrow Song exhibition is available for purchase at the gallery - $20.

Bird Bird Bird Crow Crow Coyote/Madonna
acrylic on canvas
2015
36 x 36 inches
$15,000  
Cloak of Kestrel Rider with V
acrylic on canvas
2015
30 x 30 inches
$14,000  
Cloak of Kestrel Smokey W/ Dog
acrylic on canvas
2015
30 x 30 inches
$14,000  
Bird Bird Bird Crow Crow Old Dog
acrylic on canvas
2015
36 x 48 inches
$16,200  
Bird Bird Bird Crow Crow Blue Sabot
acrylic on canvas
2015
36 x 48 inches
$18,000  
Origin of Human Imagination Voices II
acrylic on canvas
2015
36 x 36 inches
$18,000  
Origin of Human Imagination Voices
acrylic on canvas
2015
36 x 36 inches
$15,000  
Cowboy Boy Magician
acrylic on canvas
2014
30 x 30 inches
$14,000  
Picasso_s Girlfriend Left Leg
wood
2014
29 x 11.25 x 14 inches
$12,000  
Origin of Human Imagination Bird Telling Stories
acrylic on panel
2015
16 x 12 inches
$3,000  
Origin of Human Imagination Poets Crow
acrylic on panel
2015
16 x 20 inches
$10,000  
Thursday Falcon Dog Dance
acrylic on panel
2015
24 x 18 inches
$5,000  
Thursday Falcon Thursday Falcon
acrylic on panel
2015
24 x 18 inches
$15,000  
Origin of Human Imagination Rusty Tore Up That Chair
acrylic on panel
2015
18 x 24 inches
$14,000  
Origin of Human Imagination What the Crow Said
acrylic on panel
2015
20 x 16 inches
$3,500  
Dreams of Light Step Light
drypoint
2015
6 x 12 inches
$900  
Dreams of Light Self Looking
drypoint
2015
8 x 6 inches
$800  
Dreams of Light Ride to Town
drypoint
2015
4 x 5 inches
$600  
Dreams of Light Old Raven
drypoint
2015
5 x 4 inches
$1,500  
Dreams of Light My Crown
drypoint
2015
5 x 4 inches
$900  
Dreams of Light Bosch Bird
drypoint
2015
5 x 4 inches
$900