The Paintings of Leo Platero

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The Paintings of Leo Platero
Reception: Tue, Oct 29, 6:30-8pm


Few artists can claim a lineage tied to the desert as Navajo artist Leo Platero (1944- ) does. He earned his BA in Fine Arts at BYU and describes his work as semi-abstract. He works in watercolor, in acrylic, and more recently, in oils. He credits his early years herding sheep for training his eye to the vagaries of the landscape and was also influenced by the rich traditions of the Navajo culture, including ceremonial dances such as the Yei Bi Chai Dance, Feather Dance, Basket Dance and the Enemy Way Dance. He is also inspired by the sand paintings of medicine men, the silver smithing projects of his father, and the patterns in the rugs that his mother weaves.

Location: Sprague Branch

Contact Information: 801-594-8640