TURQUOISE TORTOISE GALLERY CELEBRATES
1st Friday Gallery Tour: "Native American Narrative:
The Art of Baje Whitethorne, Sr."
May 6, 2016 Artist Reception, 5-8 PM
|"White Canyon" by Baje Whitethorne, Sr. oil on canvas, 16"h x 40"w.
Available at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.
In Sedona, Arizona Turquoise Tortoise Gallery welcomes Baje Whitethorne, Sr. and hosts the esteemed Navajo artist at an exhibition opening to showcase his work. Visitors can meet Whitethorne and learn more about the rich sense of story conveyed in each of his paintings.
No matter where he lives Baje Whitethorne, Sr. considers the vast Navajo Reservation where he was born his home. His family still has land there with a peach orchard and a collection of houses. It is land where stories remain for a very long time and Whitethorne draws on these for his paintings, portraying the stories’ sense of subject, place and memory.
His is a distinctive style of confident handling of oil paint in what has become a signature of vibrant colors. The rich culture and harmony of his Navajo homeland is portrayed amid striking landscapes under powerful, roiling skies. Tales from his grandmother, stories she heard as a child of legends and the heroes of their people, are kept alive in his paintings. Yei figures take their place in the same reality in which Whitethorne captures the hogans in which stories were told and the canyons in which they were lived.
In 2014 Baje Whitethorne, Sr. was honored in Flagstaff, Arizona with the Mayor’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts. The paintings of Baje Whitethorne, Sr. can be seen at museums, galleries and private collections around the world.
"Native American Narrative: The Art of Baje Whitethorne, Sr." at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery runs through May 15.
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