Saint Louis, MO
January 3rd - 31st, 2020
SLIME presents a survey of iridescent, hyper saturated, color field paintings and sculptures from Nick Schleicher’s recent exploration into his personal sense of aesthetic and display. Included in the exhibition are several paintings hung traditionally as well as three painted shelves on which additional paintings sit. The shelving units transcend their utilitarian function and challenge the concept of “display,” as Schleicher experiments with the potential of paintings as objects and vice versa.
SLIME references both the slang meaning a friend or someone close to you, as well as being an incredibly potent nostalgic matter from Schleicher’s personal experiences, re: Nickelodeon, vacations, cartoons, tiki drinks, and Young Thug, among others. This body of work pulls heavily from Schleicher's formative creative years, specifically the 90's, to define his color palette and title his works.
Nick Schleicher (b. 1988, Saint Louis) received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include Grease 3 (Saint Louis, MO); Granite City Art & Design District (Granite City, IL); Hoffman LaChance Contemporary (Saint Louis, MO); and The Millitzer Gallery (Saint Louis, MO) with an upcoming exhibition at Houska Gallery (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2020. Selected group exhibitions include Julius Caesar (Chicago, IL); The Luminary (Saint Louis, MO); and Aupuni Space (Honolulu, HI). Schleicher currently splits his time living and working between Saint Louis, MO and Honolulu, HI.