JANUARY 29 – MAY 29 – Denver Botanic Gardens
Contemporary artist Melanie Yazzie weaves together nature and narrative in multi-layered prints, paintings and sculptures to explore the experiences that shaped her. Yazzie employs iconography featuring animal, plants, land maps and female figures to tell a story that is deeply personal but also communal in nature. Her work conveys qualities of wonder and healing, while encouraging viewers to engage with complex Indigenous experiences. Now based in Colorado, Yazzie was born in northeastern Arizona to a family from the Salt Water and Bitter Water Diné (Navajo) clans. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond.