Shonto Begay: Eyes of the World features the work of Navajo Neo-Impressionist artist Shonto Begay. Autobiographical in nature, his paintings visually narrate his connection to the Navajo landscape, personal histories, and cosmology. Shonto’s voice resonates throughout the exhibition, poetically complimenting individual artworks with in-depth storytelling and reflections on life, furthering the viewer’s understanding of art as an activity that creates objects of healing, beauty, and peace in a troubled world.
A well-known figure in his community, Shonto advocates for environmental awareness and indigenous perspectives through participation in local poetry readings, engagement in youth mural projects, and storytelling.
This exhibition is curated by Zachary Miller, M.F.A. (Chickasaw) with the support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
IN THE NEWS
Forbes – Shonto Begay: “Art Saves Lives” | April 17, 2021
Native American Art Magazine – Putting the Miles Behind You | April/May 2021 Edition, Issue 32, Page 47 | Note: Create a free account to read the article.