From my review of "Duane Slick and Critical Distance," at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery:
The best of the work on view in "Duane Slick and Critical Distance," at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery, is what you might call painters' paintings. They feature iconic imagery, but the main attraction is the seductive way he builds up white-on-white layers of paint until it resembles cake frosting or pond ice. It's an act of exquisite, alluring craftsmanship with especial appeal to those familiar with the thrills of pushing paint around.Read the rest here.
"Duane Slick and Critical Distance," Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, Dec. 11, 2008, to Jan. 8, 2009.
Pictured from top to bottom: Duane Slick, detail from “The Great Design (Group of four Coyote Mask Paintings)," “Flag Procession with the Great Design,” and “The Meaning of Art."