Rick Bartow’s lyrical acrylic paintings number among the highlights of Froelick’s annual summer group show. In Bear Mother
and Blue Crow Girls Sing Bear
, the artist marries depictions of iconic human/animal/spirit hybrids with abstract passages, replete with push-pull dynamics straight out of the Hans Hofmann playbook. Elsewhere in the show, Laura Ross-Paul debuts a new technique, most apparent in the painting Rain Tree
, a moody, sylvan landscape with seepy, driplike textures frozen in a waxy finish. The piece contrasts with Hood
, which is in a style more recognizable as Ross-Paul’s native idiom. A portrait of a woman wearing a hoodie, it uses contemporary garments to lend a sense of disconnect to a timeless pose and open visage. Through July 13.
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