Rick Bartow: Crow's Instructions

14 October - 28 November 2020

Crow's Instructions will feature a range of works from the breadth of Rick Bartow's (Wiyot, 1946-2016) career, examining his revered use of bird imagery, which he executed in pastel drawings, paintings, wood sculptures and prints. Including refined line etchings of gold-crowned sparrows to transformational hawk/human figures to kestrels in layered color-field monotypes to eyes and a beak that emerge from a carved wooden foot, to the bold, declarative late in life series G.C. (Great Crow), this exhibition is a celebration of the artist's fascination with birds and his ability to transmit the panoply of human experience through them.