“The Space Between Two Worlds” – Opening April 5th

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“The Space Between Two Worlds”

by Jeff Slim

(theallelectrickitchen.tumblr.com)

“The Space Between Two Worlds exists within stories and memory….Creating color where there was none in one world and bringing to life reminiscences in another.”

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Diné (Navajo) artist Jeff Slim presents two unique series of works at 1Spot Gallery:

– Bíla’ ashdla’ (“five fingered people”) –

Jeff captures pictorial representations of his Grandmother’s stories about her youth on the land (fourth world).

– Áltsé deests’á (“the first one that died”) –

a figurative representation of an elusive story of the “Third World” in Diné Bahane’ (Navajo creation story).   Jeff explores this female character “the first one that died”, in various moments of her journey, giving her a human form within this Third World, a Yellow World.

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_Opening Reception:

First Friday

April 5th, 2013

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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* DJ Set by Nube * Live Art by Averian Chee  *
* Refreshments by Sana Pueblo Food Creations
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_Closing Reception:

Third Friday

April 19th, 2013

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

** Celebrating Jeff’s Birthday!! **

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1Spot Gallery

918 North 6th Street, Rear

Phoenix, AZ 85004

facebook.com/ziindigallery
602-281-0697

Facebook event:

“The Space Between Two Worlds”

Featuring a collaborative piece by Damian Jim and Jeff Slim of Áltsé deests’á!
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* Private Showings Available by Appointment *

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_Series Description:

The Space Between Two Worlds exists within stories and memory. Through this series of paintings I am exploring the worlds of
Bíla’ ashdla’
(“five fingered people”) and Áltsé deests’á (“the first one that died”); the third and fourth world that each respectively occupies.

Creating color where there was none in one world and bringing to life reminiscences in another. Using the paintings as a vessel to explore my own cultural stories as well as personal history, I invite viewers to interpret the paintings through their own perspectives.

_About the Artist:

Jeff Slim is a Diné artist from Black Mountain, Arizona; located on the Navajo Reservation.

While working with the Black Sheep Art Collective he was able to help brighten up communities by means of mural workshops. Beyond the Collective he supports a variety of nonprofit organizations and causes by contributing his artistic abilities and time.

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For more info:
602-281-0697  –  michelle@ziindi.com

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Hope to see you there!!

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