Representing more than forty years of work, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain features over 120 sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints, drawn from public and private collections, including the artist's studio, that affirm this extraordinary artist's regional, national, and international impact. It culminates in outstanding examples of Bartow's most recent work, which evidence a new freedom of scale and expression. 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, and he is known for astute interpretations of literary, musical and visual sources. Rather than follow a chronological survey, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain explores such themes as "Gesture," "Self," "Dialogue," "Tradition," "Transformation," and "New Work." Published in conjunction with an exhibition with the same title at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Things You Know but Cannot Explain