A sensational sampler

By GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2013

Duane Slick’s Stacked Horizons (2012) is a large painting of horizontal bands of creamy black and white and gray acrylic, part minimalist stripes, part Native American blanket. Jane Masters burns and pierces decorative flower designs into paper around the slogan “Don’t Try This At Home.” You can appreciate it just for her masterful technique, but you can also appreciate it for the slogan’s joke on her prowess at this homespun craft — and on the unsung talent evident in many traditionally feminine crafts.

“NetWorks” is the sort of sampler that leaves you wanting more. Many of the artists here are due for retrospectives (hint-hint, RISD Museum) that would help us see the scope of their achievements, and affirm them to the world outside of Li’l Rhody.

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