Organized by The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, we are fortunate to offer this retrospective of the work of contemporary Oregon artist Rick Bartow (1946-2016). Featuring 115 drawings, paintings, prints, mixed-media works and, sculpture, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain will explore the artistâ€™s career, from the 1970s to his most recent work. We invite you to join us in sharing Bartowâ€™s magnificent work.
The exhibition will explore themes such as: Gesture, Self, Dialogue, Tradition, Transformation, and New Work. Accompanying the exhibition will be a lavishly illustrated catalogue. In the catalogue, curator and executive director of The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Jill Hartz, addresses the new work while her co-curator, Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator at the JSMA, discusses the other thematic sections. Lawrence Fong, former curator of American and regional art at the JSMA, examines the impact of Bartowâ€™s New Zealand experience and American Indian heritage.
Gain additional insight into the artist’s work with this series of 9 short interviews produced by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art before Bartow’s passing in 2016.