Emilio Lobato
Twin Feather Meditations
Works on paper

May 5 - May 28, 2016

Emilio Lobato’s latest series, Twin Feather Meditations, explores the concept of Two-Spirit peoples in which certain native American cosmologies embrace transgender and homosexual members as highly spiritual individuals. The soft-edged shapes forming the bodies of these works contrast the hard-edged geometric abstraction seen previously in Lobato's compositions. Drawing on his experience of being closeted for most of his life, and the personal upheaval of coming out to friends and family, these works mark a personal and artistic shift towards a more intuitive, freer practice of creation for Lobato. He has adopted the symbol, or talisman, of the feather to interject a familiar and deeply personal identity into his previously geometric compositions. Created with monotype printing, chiné-colle and colored pencil, these works utilize multimedia layering to create depths in both texture and symbol.

Emilio Lobato is a multimedia artist based in Denver, Colorado. His solo exhibitions include Noche y Dia at Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR), Mi Linda Soledad: A Retrospective at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Colorado Springs, CO), and Tomando Medida at Andrea Schwartz Gallery (San Francisco, CA). His work has been shown in group exhibitions including Abstracts (William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO), 100 Years of Colorado Art (Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO) and Colorado Abstract (Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO). Lobato's work can be found in collections including the Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO), Chicago Public Library (Chicago, IL) and many private collections.


Exhibition Images


Algo going on
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Tribu Desconocida
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
22.5 x 22.5 inches

 
Primer Paso
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
22.5 x 22.5 inches

 
Una Verdad Inescapble
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
22.5 x 22.5 inches

 
Primer Encuentro
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Impulses Naturals II
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
22.5 x 22.5 inches

 
Impulses Naturals
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Camino descono Cido
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Algodon
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Nether World
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Canyon Echo
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Flower Drum
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Twin Feather Drum Story
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Twin Feather Eclipse
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
Presientimento
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches

 
De la cuna a La Caja
monotype with Chine-collé
2014-15
29.5 x 30 inches