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What the Night Tells Us

Artists Duane Slick and Martin Smick show a site-specific installation What the Night Tells Us at the Anderson Gallery from October 27-December 15, 2023. Duane Slick is an artist of Native American descent, the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa and the Ho-Chunk Nation of Nebraska. His acrylic paintings blend the subjects of oral and visual Native American traditions with a focus on trickster strategies and modernist/post-modernist painting histories. Martin Smick is an artist who has been living and working in Rhode Island since 2007 and has taught in the Painting Department at Rhode Island School of Design since 2013. Both artists have exhibited nationally and have collaborated on two previous exhibitions. As collaborators, Slick and Smick are conscious of their respective cultural identities and have been able to create exhibitions that engage in issues surrounding Native culture. The exhibition is supported by a National Endowment for the Arts grant. More details about the opening reception and artist tour can be found on the Anderson Gallery webpage andersongallery.wp.drake.edu. 

Friday, December 15, 2023 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Anderson Gallery
Des Moines, IA 50311

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Anderson Gallery
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Lilah Anderson

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