Duane Slick: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio

2010 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow

Artist Talk, SAR Boardroom and the Dubin Studio

Thursday, August 5, 2010, 5:30–7:30 pm

Artist Duane Slick Shadow Tracing a Warrior Mouse Carved Figure

Artist Duane Slick Shadow Tracing a Warrior Mouse Carved FigureArtist Duane Slick Shadow Tracing a Warrior Mouse Carved FigureArtist Duane Slick Shadow Tracing a Warrior Mouse Carved FigureArtist Duane Slick Shadow Tracing a Warrior Mouse Carved Figure
Artist Duane Slick Prepping for the Tracing of a Warrior Mouse Carved FigureArtist Duane Slick Prepping for the Tracing of a Warrior Mouse Carved FigureArtist Duane Slick Shadow Tracing a Warrior Mouse Carved Figure (3-D)Artist Duane Slick Shadow Tracing a Warrior Mouse Carved Figure (3-D)Courtesy of Jason S. Ordaz. Request a free pair of 3-D glasses.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to welcome Mesqwaki painter Duane Slick as the 2010 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow. Slick will be in residence from June 15–August 16, 2010. SAR will host a lecture, reception, and open studio for him on August 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm in the Board Room.

Slick is a multi-media artist working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, books, lectures, and story-telling performances. His current body of work features black-and-white photo-realistic paintings on linen or glass made from photographs of collected objects such as the American Flag, coyote masks, and toys. His works have been described as “dream paintings whose aim is the exploration of matters spiritual, not physical.” While at SAR Slick will work on his project—titled The Untraceable Present—to produce four to five black-and-white paintings inspired by the world-class collections held at SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center.

In speaking about this project, Slick says:

“In narrative traditions, to tell the story of tragedy, one must always begin by telling the ending first.”

Formerly a full-time faculty member at IAIA in Santa Fe, Slick is currently a professor of painting and printmaking at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. His solo exhibitions include “The Paths of My Fathers” at the Nielsen Gallery in Boston and “Instructions on the Care and Use of White Space” at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco. His most recent award was the National Native Master Artist Initiative Grant from Evergreen State College in 2010.

Admission free and open to the public.

RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org by Monday, August 2, 2010.

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