Duane Slick

The Green Earth & the Red Earth

The Green Earth & the Red Earth

Work Details

The Green Earth & the Red Earth

2019

Acrylic on panel

14 X 11 inches

Inventory ID: #16461





    About Duane Slick

    Chiaroscuro welcomes back to the gallery, Duane Slick (Meskwaki/ Ho-Chunk Nations). We showed his work for years in the early 2000's, and are presenting a series of ten paintings from his Coyote Mask series.

    Duane Slick’s acrylic paintings blend the subjects of oral and visual Native American traditions with a focus on trickster strategies and modernist/post-modernist painting histories. His black and white series of American flag based paintings (2010-2012) titled; The Untraceable Present, explored the contradictions and legacies of Native American identity in the grand narratives of American history. He is the recent recipient of a research grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation with collaborator and Wash U Alum (2000), Martin Smick. A collaboration described as partnering with a third and silent partner: Museum collections specific to Native American culture. Their Mellon project is titled: My Teacher is a Lizard; Decolonizing Curatorial Practice.

    Slick was born in Waterloo, IA, and is of Native American descent, a member of the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa and his mother is from the Ho-Chunk Nation of Nebraska. He earned his BFA from the University of Northern Iowa, an MFA from the University of California, Davis, he also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe NM and is now a Professor of Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the School of Advanced Research on the Human Experience in Santa Fe, NM.

    Slick has lectured at colleges and universities across the US and his work has been exhibited widely – most recently in a national touring exhibition titled; “Native Art NOW!” organized by the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and “Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades Of Native Painting at the National Museum of the American Indian. His work is included in collections at The Des Moines Art Center,The Decordova Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the RISD Museum among many others.

    All Works by Duane Slick

    The Green Earth & the Red Earth

    The Green Earth & the Red Earth

    2019

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16461

    Metaphysical Measure

    Metaphysical Measure

    2020

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16462

    There are No Endings

    There are No Endings

    2019

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16463

    Rain Dog

    Rain Dog

    2020

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16464

    A Purposeful Coyote

    A Purposeful Coyote

    2020

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16466

    The Effect of a Ubiquitous Wind

    The Effect of a Ubiquitous Wind

    2020

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16467

    A Consequential Pastoral #2

    A Consequential Pastoral #2

    2020

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16468

    A Tricksters Schematic

    A Tricksters Schematic

    2020

    Acrylic on panel

    14 X 11 inches

    Inventory ID: #16469