June 19, 2013
Summer Group Show is reviewed by Willamette Week's Richard Speer
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Richard Speer writes:

"Rick Bartow’s lyrical acrylic paintings number among the highlights of Froelick’s annual summer group show. In Bear Mother and Blue Crow Girls Sing Bear, the artist marries depictions of iconic human/animal/spirit hybrids with abstract passages, replete with push-pull dynamics straight out of the Hans Hofmann playbook. Elsewhere in the show, Laura Ross-Paul debuts a new technique, most apparent in the painting Rain Tree, a moody, sylvan landscape with seepy, driplike textures frozen in a waxy finish. The piece contrasts with Hood, which is in a style more recognizable as Ross-Paul’s native idiom. A portrait of a woman wearing a hoodie, it uses contemporary garments to lend a sense of disconnect to a timeless pose and open visage."

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