The Chazan Gallery is presenting recent works by Duane Slick and Leigh Tarentino, from November 14 - December 11, 2013. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, November 14, 5 – 7pm. The public is invited. The gallery will be open on Gallery Night, November 21, from 5 – 9pm.
Duane Slick is a multi-media artist and currently a Professor of Painting and Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work includes paintings, prints, artist books and performance/storytelling.
Slick’s solo shows 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.
Some of his most recent awards are the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Contemporary Art, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2011 and the Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow, School For Advanced Research on the Human Experience and the Indian Arts Research Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2010.
In this exhibition Slick explores the color theme titled Black and Blue, featuring a series of stripe paintings, and blue Coyote portraits.
Leigh Tarentino’s work on exhibit at the Chazan Gallery was selected from a series of night landscapes that she began in 2011. The paintings depict snowy winter nighttime scenes of yards, houses, and gardens, often illuminated by winter holiday lights on trees and bushes.
Tarentino is an Assistant Professor at Brown University whose paintings, works on paper and digital prints are constructed from photographs of the built landscape.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, with solo exhibitions in New York, London, and Seoul. Tarentino’s work has also been included in group exhibitions nationwide and in London and Moscow.