August 18, 2011
Willamette Week reviews Coyote's Road, Rick Bartow's current exhibit at Froelick Gallery
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Richard Speer writes:
"Rick Bartow flawlessly and consistently melds figuration and symbolism in the inspired paintings and sculpture in Coyote’s Road. To marry mythological creatures with human figures and animals in a way that is not cringe-inducingly “spiritual” or amateurish is a tall order; for examples of how not to accomplish this, see nearly the entirety of contemporary Southwestern art. But Bartow is a visionary, and in paintings like Bull Man Laughs and Bull Disguise, he demonstrates his ability to turn simple pictorial elements into metaphysical archetypes."

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