Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is a Native American painter, printmaker and sculptor whose tireless work as teacher and activist reaches beyond the confines of the studio to cultivate a contemporary understanding of Native American history and culture. At the forefront of her current exhibition at Garth Geenan lies her pre-occupation with the bifurcations of trade relations between New World Europeans and Native American tribes. Ostensibly set up as an act of friendship and benevolence, most barter transactions produced decidedly one-sided economic benefits and instead often became agents for dependency and decease. Brimming with imagery and symbolism, Quick-to-See’s monumental Trade Canoe paintings weave traditional narratives into contemporary moral admonitions that place the ethical treatment of animals, humans and our planet above the pursuit of profit and power. At Garth Greenan Gallery through May 19.