Rick Bartow will be working on a series of drawings and paintings at Enso in Half Moon Bay from July 10 through July 24. The gallery will be open to the public as the artist is at work most afternoons during this period. The resulting artworks will be on view at Enso through the month of August. This is the first time the artist has come to the Bay Area with the intention of producing a body of work.
A working reception, an Art Performance with the artist creating works set to live music performed by Mauro Ffortissimo, is scheduled for Saturday, July 25,
beginning at 6 PM.
A selected piece of the resulting work will be dedicated to The HEAL Project and Puente de la Costa Sur in August.
Rick Bartow’s tribal affiliation and heritage is Wiyot of Northern California. Transformation mythology – both personal and shared – is central to many of his works. He has achieved significant success in his career; a solo exhibit at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, The Eiteljorg Museum’s Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, an installation in the Jacqueline Kennedy Sculpture Garden at The White House, and a Flintridge Foundation Fellowship. Bartow has been the subject of an Emmy Award winning biopic, interviews on NPR and OPB, and myriad articles in numerous publications. Bartow’s works are included in the permanent collections of museums, private collections and galleries throughout the world.