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Joeenie (The Sun)

Joeenie (The Sun)

Artist: Sheldon Harvey (born 1978 Gallup, New Mexico; lives Window Rock, Arizona)

Department: Art
Date: 2010
Medium: oil and pencil on canvas
Dimensions:
48 x 59 7/8 in. (121.9 x 152.1 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Eason Eige
Object number: PC2014.16.1
DescriptionPainting in yellow and orange tones of several masked figures surrounding a pregnant woman in a field of flowers.
On view
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Joeenie (El sol)

2010

óleo y lápiz sobre lienzo

obsequio de Eason Eige

PC2014.16.1

 

Desde que obtuvo el galardón «Mejor de la exposición» en el Indian Market de 2008 en Santa Fe, el pintor y escultor diné Sheldon Harvey ha revolucionado la escena artística indígena americana contemporánea con sus poderosas imágenes arraigadas en la tradición pero dominadas por una estética totalmente original. Ciertos aspectos de esta pintura se pueden identificar fácilmente, como por ejemplo la figura femenina embarazada cuya silueta vemos frente al sol, y la fila de estilizados girasoles inspirados en las plantas que surcan la carretera que lleva a la casa de su abuelo. Otras imágenes, como las figuras enmascaradas, son más misteriosas, representadas flotando o danzando a través del entorno lleno de humo y de pinceladas dispersas.

Sheldon Harvey

Diné

born 1978 Gallup, New Mexico; lives Window Rock, Arizona

Joeenie (The Sun)

2010
oil and pencil on canvas

gift of Eason Eige

PC2014.16.1

 

Since receiving the “Best of Show” ribbon at the 2008 Indian Market in Santa Fe, Diné painter and sculptor Sheldon Harvey has helped shape the world of contemporary Native American art with his powerful imagery rooted in tradition but dominated by an entirely original aesthetic. Certain aspects of this painting can be easily identified such as the pregnant female figure silhouetted against the sun, and the row of stylized sunflowers inspired by the plants along the road leading to his grandfather’s house. Other images, such as the masked figures, are more mysterious as they float or dance through the loosely brushed, smoky environment.