Turquoise Tortoise Art Gallery in Sedona Arizona - One of the finest Sedona Art Galleries featuring contemporary Native American and Southwestern art




1st Friday Gallery Tour
Lomayesva: Fusion Artifacts

April 4, 2014, Opening Reception Friday, 5-8 pm.


"Eagle Dancer". 17"h x 17"w x 5"d

This exciting new exhibition showcases the gallery’s recent acquisition of many new pieces from internationally known Contemporary artist Gregory Lomayesva. With his paintings also on view it is the wide new selection of the artist’s carved wood figures that steals the show. Lomayesva, of Hopi/Hispanic descent and an urban upbringing, appropriates iconic imagery as disparate as that of his indigenous roots to popular culture to classically European Renaissance masters, whatever captures his avant-garde imagination. “I'm an American artist with Hopi roots,” he explains. “Wherever I go, whatever I see becomes the inspiration for new (works).”

Lomayesva’s brightly painted wood figures, colorful feathers augmenting each, are not kachinas or mudheads, but these unique carved folk-craft pieces are a translation of their form, with a healthy dose of the artist’s wry observations added, as in his “Figure with Three-Direction Tablita.” Lomayesva’s art reflects himself: bright and inventive, always willing to interpret the truth and to do so bravely and with unrestrained commitment. From his position at the cutting edge of American contemporary fine art, Lomayesva enjoys collectors across the United States, in Europe and in Asia. Exhibition through April 13th.

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"Masked Dancers and Flowers" 30"h x 40"w, Acrylic on canvas

"Large Figure with Tablita Headdress"
35"h x 25"w x 9"d, Wood/Acrylic/Feathers

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.

These 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.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery is proud to present "Lomayesva: Fusion Artifacts" as its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the Galleries event on April 4, 2014    with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. You are invited!

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