Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain; Autry Museum Installation



Brief
Design an exhibition in a 5,600'2 space that honors the work of Rick Bartow, an important American artist from Newport, Oregon, whose work crosses boundaries, celebrates the traditional and the contemporary, and broadens conventional interpretation of Native art. This is an openly interpreted travelling exhibition originating from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon.

Solution
Design a space that speaks to the artist’s environment, techniques, and personality while not taking away the energy and power of the works. Aspects of revealing, pulling apart, and carving away are used with natural materials in the title walls, labels, and railings to reflect and emphasize the artists methods. The colors used are either from or relatives of paint used in the artwork.

The exhibition identity is meant to communicate the tension, oddness, and vitality that is key to Bartow’s work.

Role  ............. Creative director, Art director, Lead designer, Content development, Curation
Designers ............. Alan Konishi 
Curation ............. Amy Scott, Sarah Wilson 
Studio
............. Autry Museum
Field ............. Exhibition Design, Environmental Design, Typography
Open ............. May 12, 2018—January 6, 2019


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