TURQUOISE TORTOISE GALLERY CELEBRATES
1st Friday Gallery Tour
"A Lineage Carved in Stone: The Art of Larry Yazzie & Lance Yazzie"
Artists' Reception Friday, November 7, 2014, 5-8 PM
This award-winning father and son are the guests of honor at this opening reception for the gallery’s latest exhibition.
Larry Yazzie is renowned for his stone and bronze works, sculptures that exhibit both fine detail and suggestive shapes. It is a balance he strikes well and which consistently commands attention at the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market. He won 1st Place for Cast Metal Sculpture at the 2014 Market after a 2nd place win in that category last year, a year which saw him take the highest honors in the Sculpture Classification, Representational Sculpture and Stone Sculpture.
Whether abstract or figurative, a foot tall or six feet high, Yazzie’s sculptures are always both graceful and powerful. His works have a definite contemporary feel while also representing Yazzie’s Navajo (Diné) values.
Son Lance Yazzie has learned well from his father while also carving out his own artistic vision. His skills showed themselves early: At thirteen he began carving traditional Native American fetishes; by sixteen he had advanced to 20” long “table fetishes” and had representation at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery. But the younger Yazzie also made a name for himself carving Contemporary pieces with a Modern Art feel. These are works that go directly to the soul of what this artist wishes to express.
Yazzie has also taken home 1st place in Sculpture at the Santa Fe Indian Market; he has won Best of Division at the Heard Museum in Phoenix and other awards. It can take up to six months to complete a project and Yazzie always ends up going above and beyond with his efforts. “I learned that from my dad … he taught me that it is like a gift you send with your work.”
“A Lineage Carved in Stone: The Art of Larry Yazzie & Lance Yazzie” runs through November 16. Stop by the opening to meet both gifted artists, both of whom speak eloquently about their work.
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"Along the Rio Grande" by Larry Yazzie
"Protection Song" by Larry Yazzie
"Guardians of the Horizon" by Lance Yazzie
"Black Bear" by Lance Yazzie
On the first
Friday of each month, from 5 - 8 p.m., members
of the Sedona
Gallery Association offer a unique monthly
showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits,
and art events.
special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors
alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments
while beginning their weekends with an exploration
of Sedona's exciting art scene.
Tortoise Gallery is proud to present "A Lineage Carved in Stone: The Art of Larry Yazzie & Lance Yazzie" as
its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the
Galleries event on November 7, 2014 with
a reception from 5
to 8 p.m. You are invited!