grayDUCK's sister space, decoy, is a sometimes pop-up gallery within (or relatively near) the walls of grayDUCK Gallery. As an adjunct space, decoy provides flexibility that is not always possible with grayDUCK’s long projected exhibition calendar. For decoy, the progression from conception to curation to presentation is greatly reduced, providing an opportunity to show work that is relevant to a particular event, or is only available for a condensed period.
decoy can maintain a nimble calendar with abbreviated shows lasting only a day or a weekend, or work may be displayed concurrently with grayDUCK’s typical month long exhibitions.
Nate Burbeck is a mid-western painter whose work dances on the edge of surrealism through the delicate balance of American landscapes and ethereal elements. His work echoes a heightened state of suburban middle-class American life, leaving the viewer almost haunted by the story behind each scene. His work, in its dream-like state, leaves the viewer between eras, fascinated by his innate ability to freeze time.
Nate Burbeck was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently lives in New York City. He graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art from St. John's University (Collegeville, MN) and participated in the Summer Artist Residency Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2011, Burbeck was part of a collaborative artist group that created a site-specific installation which was featured at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in an exhibition entitled “Intersections.” He has exhibited across the country including, New York City, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Greenwich. In 2015 he won the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.