The Oil Slicks are a meditation on the American dream versus the flawed mythos of happiness, optimism and nostalgia. As the second iteration of the Jeans series, Oil Slicks juxtapose the tactile and synthetic—brightly hued canvases are framed with collaged fragments of denim jeans, resulting in a psychedelic clash of marks and splatters that hearkens back to velvet paintings of the 1960s.