RICK BARTOW (1946 - 2016)

Absinthe Dream: Monotypes, lithographs, and drypoint

September 29 - October 30, 2021

WATCH: Facebook Live Talk with artist Mika Aono "Printmaking with Rick Bartow," Saturday, October 9th at 9:30 am

Karin Clarke Gallery is proud to present an exhibit of 30 prints from the late Newport artist Rick Bartow. Bartow was one of the nation’s most prominent contemporary Native American artists, known for his large and powerful pastel works and equally fascinating sculpture. Central to 
Bartow’s work is the theme of transformation, particularly between the human and animal realms, often juxtaposing corporeal and spiritual dimensions of existence.

In 2015, the year before he died, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) produced a 40-year retrospective of Bartow’s work entitled Things You Know but Cannot Explain, which has now traveled to 11 museums around the country and has furthered his reputation and collectability.

JSMA Curator Danielle Knapp writes in the monograph that accompanied the exhibit, “The prints’ smaller scale might seem, at first, unexpected in a body of work that includes much grander visual expressions; but in Bartow’s hands, the smaller, more tightly composed works carry the same emotional weight and vitality as his larger works on canvas and paper.” We are thrilled to showcase some of the best of these small prints as well as a number of larger, bolder works in this exhibit.

The gallery will have hard-cover books Things You Know But Cannot Explain available for sale during the exhibit ($50).

We thank Portland’s Froelick Gallery for working with us to make this exhibit possible.

Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
Segyp Kos’Ket Saw Tawmp?, (Yurok for "Coyote Where Are You Going?") - offset Lithograph. 21'' x 29'' SOLD
Dignity/Grace II - drypoint etching, 30'' x 13'' SOLD
Study in Concentration -
drypoint etching. 7 1/4'' x 5 1/4'' SOLD
Absinthe Dream - drypoint on okawara paper. 11'' x 8''
Witkol I - monotype. 9.5'' x 12" SOLD
3 Views of Hawk - drypoint etching. 8.5" x 7" SOLD
Always Going - drypoint etching. 4" x 5" SOLD
Anger - drypoint etching. 7" x 4" SOLD
Bear Mask - monotype. 30" x 22" sold
Big Eagle - drypoint etching. 5" x 7.5"
Bird 2 - monotype. 10" x 12" SOLD
Bird in Green Landscape (A Prayer) - monotype. 22" x 30"
Bird Nesting on the Ground for Jim M - monotype. 22" x 30"
Conical Cap - drypoint etching. 5" x 3"
Conversation - drypoint etching. 8"x4" SOLD
Eagle Portrait - drypoint etching. 4" x 10"
Growl II - drypoint on handmade kozo paper. 8" x 4" SOLD
Hawk in the Rain - drypoint etching. 7" x 4" SOLD
Hunter's Dream - drypoint etching. 4"x4"
Hannya - Jealous Lover - drypoint etching on handmade japanese paper, 6" x 6"
Me & Spegi - drypoint etching, 10" x 12" SOLD
Plagl - drypoint etching, 3" x 6" SOLD
S.B.Owl - monotype on Rives BFK. 30" x  22" SOLD
Sad Man (Artist / Kunstler) - monoprint, 18" x 15"
She Sees - drypoint etching on ecru paper. 6" x 4"
Sie und Tod - drypoint etching, 3.5" x 5" SOLD
Sing - monotype, 15" x 13"
Saki - drypoint etching, 3" x 6" SOLD
Woman - drypoint etching, 4" x 4" SOLD
Woman and Box - drypoint etching, 6" x 4" SOLD
For Klimt - drypont etching SOLD
Karasu on a Rock SOLD
He Will Say He Knows Nothing
The Rick Bartow Works
In some cases there may be additional prints available from an edition even if the piece is marked sold below. Inquire here

Rick Bartow, "He Will Say He Knows Nothing" 2003, drypoint, 9.5 x 7", 7/16
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