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Bilá Ashdlá' (Five Fingered People) Opens in Shade Gallery
By: the monOrchid
Slim is of Diné descent and his heritage is deeply woven throughout his artwork, inaddition to utilizing vintage photos of family and friends juxtaposed against his friends and family of today, examining the ancestral, the Traditional, and today. Slim prefers to utilize various mediums such as acrylic and spray paint in his paintings creating a striking layering effect blended with subtle pop culture imagery, in addition to examining his own feelings and ideas about his ancestry and family today while staying connected to his Navajo community and residing in Phoenix. Painting allows him the freedom of"continuous exploration of ways to communicate and connect with my surroundings"
The artist has exhibited at a variety of galleries across the valley as well as New Mexico, including Blue Rain Gallery, 1Spot Gallery, the Onley Gallery, the Hive, Willo North Gallery, and the monOrchid just to name a few. Slim's artwork has been featured in numerous publications both online and in print including The Arts Beacon, Arizona Republic, LocalRevibe, Phoenix Magazine, and Phoenix New Times, which also honored him as a 2015 Big Brain Award Finalist. Slim has been a member of the Black Sheep Art Collective since 2009, an arts group that works to connect young and older Native artists.
The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception on First Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance and live music from Ryan Dennison. The closing reception will be held on Third Friday, May 20th, 2016 from 6-9pm. Bilá Ashdlá' (Five Fingered People) will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from May 6th until May 29th, 2016. Please visit our website for more information at monorchid.com and all exhibition inquiries please contact Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.
Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse
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