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Leah Yellowbird Art Exhibition Dimensions

Created: April 11, 2018 10:28 AM

Friday, April 27
5:30- 7:30 PM 
Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, 202 W. 2nd Street, Duluth

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The art exhibition, titled Dimensions, will open with a reception from 5:30 - 7:30 PM with refreshments served and artist in attendance. There is a $10 suggested donation, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Yellowbird’s latest work is cross-dimensional, with 3-D painted animal busts, a 9-foot bear sculpture constituted by pom-poms, a collection of black velvet beadwork designs, and an impressive selection of her signature pointillist paintings. The exhibit is set to be an immersive experience for guests in attendance; Leah’s style has been refined more and more over the last few years, and the focus of this exhibit is the physical contexts of her work, be it through deviation from the canvas or focus on individual characteristics. For instance, having mastered her particular style on its surface, Leah has delved into new territory, adding depth to her already intriguing subject matter through a special focus on painted backgrounds. These backgrounds contrast the images on their surface in new and unexpected ways. She describes the process as having been like painting two separate pieces in one - the background and foreground as separate but merged images.

Meanwhile, her elaborate beaded designs draw inspiration from different styles of tribal beading found across Minnesota. Her full-size animal busts (adorned with dot-painted designs) and giant pom-pom bear demand full attention in an exhibit bursting with color, depth and vibrancy. The exhibit will also include paintings commissioned as designs for the new government building in Virginia, Minnesota.

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