Consequential Narratives: Selected Works by Duane Slick
October 7 – November 21, 2021
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This exhibition brings together selections from recent series by Meskwaki painter, printmaker, and storyteller Duane Slick, including his most recent Arias for a Coyote Opera. Influenced by the narrative staging of the 1976 Robert Wilson/Phillip Glass opera, Einstein on the Beach, Slick creates washes as large-scale backdrops for an unfolding narrative that alludes to a moment of drama or consequence. In the oral traditions of Native cultures, the story of the trickster is almost universal. In one series, the trickster appears in the form of the coyote and takes center stage. Slick’s works have been described as “dream paintings whose aim is the exploration of matters spiritual, not physical.”

Born in Waterloo, IA, Slick earned his BFA in painting from the University of Northern Iowa and his MFA in painting from the University of California, Davis. He began teaching painting and printmaking at The Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. Slick has lectured at colleges and universities across the US and taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. His work has been exhibited widely—most recently at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and at RK Projects in New York City—and is included in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN, and the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, among many others. Slick is currently
represented by the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown.

Works by Mary Young Bear, Elleh Slick Driscoll and Dazegon Kapayou
October 7-November 21, 2021

Works by Meskwaki artists Mary Young Bear, Elleh Slick Driscoll and Dazegon Kapayou are featured in this exhibition.

Charles Matson Lume
December 10, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Babel Kunst, Trondheim, Norway; Hunter College, NYC; and the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN. He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry.