May 2016- Bilá Ashdlá' (Five Fingered People)

Shade Projects is proud to present Bilá Ashdlá' (Five Fingered People), the solo exhibition of local artist, Jeff Slim. This exhibition will showcase the continuation of his two series "Pollen Boy" and "Beyond the Reed Series" both series depict the artist's personal interpretations of his culture. His good friend and musician Ryan Dennison inspired the "Pollen Boy Series" Slim says, "It is so inspiring that he has created his own path and voice incorporating his life growing up on the reservation along with life today". Slim will also be exhibiting new work from his "Beyond the Reed" that explores the Diné creation story while incorporating and depicting people of today and what he calls "Navajo now”.


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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 all exhibition inquiries should be directed to Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.