Emmi Whitehorse is widely recognized for her large, abstract, mixed-media paintings and prints. Her work depicts layers of markings, lines and shapes interwoven in fields of blended color. Not purely abstract, her paintings suggest landscapes with firmaments, the lines between them softly blurred. Her Navajo roots strongly influence her art philosophy ” To make art, the act of making art must stay true to a harmonious balance of beauty, nature, humanity and the whole universe. This is in accordance with Navajo philosophy. I have chosen to focus on nature, on landscape. My paintings tell the story of knowing land over time – of being completely, micro-cosmically within a place.”
Join the artist for a discussion of her artwork on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Her talk will take place at the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM. For a map and parking information please visit: http://sniteartmuseum.nd.edu/visit-us/parking-information.
This talk is free and open to all.