Froelick Gallery is honored to announce Bird Wings, our twelfth solo exhibition with renowned Oregon artist Rick Bartow. Internationally recognized for his prolific output in numerous media, this new body of work consists of several small acrylic and gouache paintings alongside large pastel drawings. His subjects are coyotes, crows, kestrels and hawks as well as human forms- these figures seem to be knowing guides or searchers dazzled by strange dreams and visitations from spirits. Exacting rendering and sparse outline meet in fields of bold color; eyes, teeth, wings, faces and cryptic symbols emerge from clouds of active marks in these masterful and haunting compositions. Present, too, are allusions to great Northwest artists like Mark Tobey and Morris Graves.