Conceived and organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, in cooperation with Froelick Gallery, this retrospective exhibition represents nearly forty years of work. Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain features over 100 sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints dating back to 1979 that were drawn from public and private collections, including the artist's studio. The exhibition affirms his regional, national, and international impact and culminates in outstanding examples of Bartow's most recent work, which evidenced a new freedom of scale and expression.
Accompanying the exhibition is a fully illustrated catalog, with excellent essays by co-curators Jill Hartz, executive director, and Danielle Knapp, associate curator, and by Lawrence Fong, curator emeritus of American and regional art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The catalog is available for purchase at each venue, thru Heyday Books, and through Froelick Gallery.
Exhibition Tour Dates are:
UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon
April 18 - August 9, 2015
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
January 15 - April 30, 2016
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota
May 24 - July 10, 2016
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 19 - December 31, 2016
Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, Washington
January 23 - March 11, 2017
Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
April 22 - July 9, 2017
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
August 11 - December 16, 2017
Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, Aurora, Ilinois
Tuesday, January 23, 2018-Friday, April 13, 2018
Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA
May 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019
High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
February 2 - June 2, 2019
UC Davis, Gorman Museum, Davis, California
TBD, Fall 2019
Below are just a few of the many works included in the Things You Know But Cannot Explain exhibition.
Please contact us for a complete list of available work.