April 19 – June 12, 2021
Cade Tompkins Projects
198 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906 USA
Cade Tompkins presents an exhibition of paintings that span the career of painter Dean Richardson. Richardson’s subjects included baseball players, American legends, wildlife of Eastern Africa, and Native Americans. Cade Tompkins Projects invited two Native American artists and educators to write reflections about the work dating from the mid 1990s to 2010. These voices add important and insightful understanding to the paintings.
Our guest critics are Ari Montford, Mashantucket Pequot and Assistant Professor, Montserrat College of Art; and Lorén Spears, Narragansett Nation, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum. Ari Montford wrote an essay which may be read in full on the website. Lorén Spears contributed first impressions on many of the works including the paintings depicting Native Americans, baseball players, American legends, and wildlife animals of Eastern Africa. The responses are viewed on the wall labels of each painting. We are enormously grateful to both Ari Montford and Lorén Spears for their generous contribution to the exhibition. Additionally, a magnificent sculptural work by Ari Montford, entitled Indigenous Trauma (pictured below) 2021, sits proudly as an adjudicator within the Richardson exhibition.