A.D. Gallery

Dog's Journey: A 20 Year Survey


On View: August 17 - October 4, 2011

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 4-6pm

Artist's Talk: Wednesday, Septmeber 7, 5:30pm

The A.D. Gallery is pleased to present the work of Rick Bartow, a Native American artist of Wiyot heritage. Bartow draws deeply on global transformation myths and art history to create his uniquely hybrid artwork. Populating his non-linear narratives is an array of personal symbols representing the natural and internal worlds such as hawks, ravens, coyotes, bears, eagles, and self-portraits. This exhibition offers work spanning the past 20 years of his prolific career and includes painting, drawing, prints, and sculpture.

Bartow's work is held in many national collections including the Microsoft Corporation, Portland Art Museum, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the
University of Oregon Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian / National Museum of the American Indian.

Artist Links:

Gallery Link: Froelick Gallery

Video Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHVvz8Pba-8


Artist CV: Bartow Curriculum Vitae

Artist Statement: Transformations, 1989

Coyote and the Myth, pastel and graphite on paper, 44" x 30", 1991



Elk Man, pastel and graphite on paper, 40" x 26", 1998

Mortal Crow, graphite and charcoal on paper, 34" x 27", 2009

Water for Segyp, pastel on paper, 47" x 33", 2002


Standing with the Humblers, wood, 65" x 38" x 19", 2006

Special thanks to Charles Froelick and Froelick Gallery staff for their assistance with this exhibition.