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Dialogue Through Form

Part of Contemporary Artist Series 2012: "Tribal Stories"
September 14 – October 21, 2012
Here and Now Gallery

Arlo Namingha
Maiden
Mixed Media

Contemporary Artist Series 2012: "Tribal Stories"
This series is comprised of stories told either by or about Native American Indians using a variety of contemporary and traditional media.  This series is made possible by the Arts Council of Midland.

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Arlo Namingha
Creating Minimalist sculptures of kachina figures Namingha explores symbols and ideas from Hopi cosmology, adding influences from the related imagery of San Juan Pueblo north of Santa Fe, where his mother is from and where he spent much of his childhood. His father’s family descended from a group of Tewa-speaking people who migrated to the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona. Namingha began experimenting with a different style using less paint and enlarging and simplifying the dancing figures. His work has evolved into a very minimal, spherical representation of a kachina’s face in bronze, using multiple surfaces and patinas for variety.

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