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King Galleries is pleased to represent the artwork of several selected painters and photographers. It is exciting to have these exceptional artists as part of our gallery.

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Arthur Lopez – “Geo-Madre-Lupe” Wood Carving

Arthur Lopez is one of the leading santos carvers in New Mexico.  After the piece is carved, is covered in gesso (a glue made from rabbit hide) which is allowed to dry and then sanded.  It is painted with both natural and watercolor pigment.  Natural colored pigments, such as the brown, are derived from black walnut hulls.   These are the time involved and historic foundations for his work.  This piece is entitled, “Geo-Madre-Lupe”.   It is a series of interconnected pieces based on the Virgin of Guadalupe.  Arthur said of this piece:

“I titled this, “Geo-Madre-Lupe”.  It is an abstract geoemtric form of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  It is based on the idea of building blocks of faith.  This is the first is a series based on this concept based on geometric shapes and forms.  Their iconography remains visually intact but the concept feels modern”.

The piece is very intricately painted and the placement of the squares seems both fragile and yet perfectly balanced.  The large size gives the piece an exceptional appearance in person!

Arthur’s work is found in numerous museum and public collections, including Albuquerque Museum of Art & History,  Denver Art Museum,  Freedom Museum (911 Memorial at Ground Zero), Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art,  Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the State of New Mexico Permanent Art Collection.

$ 6,800.00
Arthur Lopez – “La Asuncion de Maria” Wood Carving

Arthur Lopez is one of the leading santos carvers in New Mexico.  After the piece is carved, is covered in gesso (a glue made from rabbit hide) which is allowed to dry and then sanded.  It is painted with both natural and watercolor pigment.  Natural colored pigments, such as the brown, are derived from black walnut hulls.   These are the time involved and historic foundations for his work.  This piece is entitled, “La Asuncion de Maria”.   It is two separate pieces, both carved from wood.  One is a hand and the other a balloon.  The balloon is in the style of the Sacred Heart with Mary painted on the front.  The floating of the “balloon” is the ascension.   The hand has painted tattoos on the fingers and forearm.

Arthur’s work is found in numerous museum and public collections, including Albuquerque Museum of Art & History,  Denver Art Museum,  Freedom Museum (911 Memorial at Ground Zero), Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art,  Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the State of New Mexico Permanent Art Collection.

$ 6,800.00
Arthur Lopez – “San Sebastian Martir” Contemporary Santos Wood Carving

Arthur Lopez is one of the leading santos carvers in New Mexico.  After the piece is carved, is covered in gesso (a glue made from rabbit hide) which is allowed to dry and then sanded.  It is painted with both natural and watercolor pigment.  Natural colored pigments, such as the brown, are derived from black walnut hulls.   These are the time involved and historic foundations for his work.  This piece is entitled, “San Sebastian Martir It is a contemporary take on the traditional “Saint Sebastian”, pierced by arrows.

Arthur’s work is found in numerous museum and public collections, including Albuquerque Museum of Art & History,  Denver Art Museum,  Freedom Museum (911 Memorial at Ground Zero), Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art,  Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the State of New Mexico Permanent Art Collection.

$ 7,200.00
Arthur Lopez – “San Sebastian” Santos Wood Carving

Arthur Lopez is one of the leading santos carvers in New Mexico.  After the piece is carved, is covered in gesso (a glue made from rabbit hide) which is allowed to dry and then sanded.  It is painted with both natural and watercolor pigment.  Natural colored pigments, such as the brown, are derived from black walnut hulls.   These are the time involved and historic foundations for his work.  This piece is entitled, “San Sebastian  Arthur says of this piece:  This is a traditional style of Saint Sebastian carving.

Arthur’s work is found in numerous museum and public collections, including Albuquerque Museum of Art & History,  Denver Art Museum,  Freedom Museum (911 Memorial at Ground Zero), Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art,  Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the State of New Mexico Permanent Art Collection.

$ 3,200.00
Namingha, Les – “Polychrome I (Dextra Series)” Acrylic on Canvas

This painting by Les Namingha is entitled, “Polychrome II (Dextra Series)”.  It is one of a series of acrylic paintings on canvas he made which explore both his pottery and that of his aunt, Dextra Quotskuyva.  This piece was made in 2010.  The central panel has a classic Hopi-Tewa design with two hummingbirds.  Note the intricacy of the two birds and the surrounding designs.  The various colors depict both his work and Dextra’s.  The painting is signed on the front and on the back.  It is in excellent condition.

$ 1,800.00
Allison, Marla – “Clouds and Flowers” Original Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Marla Allison is a from Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She lives and makes art from her home studio where she finds inspiration by connecting with family, tradition, and being close to her community. Marla is a contemporary Native artist whose primary medium is painting.

This new painting incorporates gold and silver leaf along with the acrylic.  The piece is entitled, “Clouds and Flowers“.  Marla says of this painting:

“As the morning sun lights the day with golden rays, movement of awakening starts to twitch each resting life anew, so is the need for each other.  As the flowers need the sun and the clouds start to lift in new light, a breath of another grateful morning starts again.  This is the moment of gratitude for another day.”

All of Marla’s paintings have a “gallery wrap” so the painting continues onto the side so that framing is not necessary.

Marla says of her painting:

“I am from Laguna Pueblo so I paint Laguna Pueblo. I paint and create for Laguna history to be great and remembered. I paint because I was passed down a gift from my grandfathers; I paint to continue what they started. I began with simple works of loose brush strokes, slight symbols of pottery design, and shapes taught to me in my youth. I researched the artists that I found powerful and connected what they did with what I do. From study and admiration, I found that I had something all my own.  Most of my influence is from pottery design of Laguna Pueblo and Hopi Pueblo. I have also found much influence by the cubism of Pablo Picasso and squares of Paul Klee. I don’t stick with one certain style but it is all my own, that’s what makes it mine. With the use of pottery design, I have painted landscapes that have design on them symbolizing where the clay that holds these designs comes from. I have painted mosaic paintings that are broken up squares and by taking these paintings apart with the image, the viewer is forced to visually put them back together as a way of putting themselves and their past into it in the process.  I paint so I remember where I came from. I paint so others can remember where I come from. I paint to be remembered.”

Allison began her expression through art in her youth and gained formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM where she obtained an Associates Degree in three-dimensional art. Since graduating from IAIA, Marla has exhibited artwork at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Smithsonian Native Art Market in New York. Permanent collections with Marla’s work are found in, The Heard Museum Permanent Collection (Phoenix, AZ), The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), The Red Cloud Indian School Collections (Pine Ridge, SD) and various private collections around the country and also Rome, Italy.  She was also the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM.

$ 1,250.00
Allison, Marla – “The Sketchbook” Original Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Marla Allison is a from Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She lives and makes art from her home studio where she finds inspiration by connecting with family, tradition, and being close to her community. Marla is a contemporary Native artist whose primary medium is painting.

This new painting incorporates gold and silver leaf along with the acrylic.  The piece is entitled, “The Sketchbook“.  Marla says of this painting:

“I am a dreamer.  Perhaps we all are dreamers.  This is not particularly myself, but in my imaginary kingdom, perhaps it is who I want to be.  Surrounded by vivid colors and ornamented with elaborate clothes and jewelry is a pretty thought.  As a reality, we can’t all dress like this nor feel like this all the time, but it is a nice thought.  A dreamer’s vision.”

All of Marla’s paintings have a “gallery wrap” so the painting continues onto the side so that framing is not necessary.

Marla says of her painting:

“I am from Laguna Pueblo so I paint Laguna Pueblo. I paint and create for Laguna history to be great and remembered. I paint because I was passed down a gift from my grandfathers; I paint to continue what they started. I began with simple works of loose brush strokes, slight symbols of pottery design, and shapes taught to me in my youth. I researched the artists that I found powerful and connected what they did with what I do. From study and admiration, I found that I had something all my own.  Most of my influence is from pottery design of Laguna Pueblo and Hopi Pueblo. I have also found much influence by the cubism of Pablo Picasso and squares of Paul Klee. I don’t stick with one certain style but it is all my own, that’s what makes it mine. With the use of pottery design, I have painted landscapes that have design on them symbolizing where the clay that holds these designs comes from. I have painted mosaic paintings that are broken up squares and by taking these paintings apart with the image, the viewer is forced to visually put them back together as a way of putting themselves and their past into it in the process.  I paint so I remember where I came from. I paint so others can remember where I come from. I paint to be remembered.”

Allison began her expression through art in her youth and gained formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM where she obtained an Associates Degree in three-dimensional art. Since graduating from IAIA, Marla has exhibited artwork at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Smithsonian Native Art Market in New York. Permanent collections with Marla’s work are found in, The Heard Museum Permanent Collection (Phoenix, AZ), The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), The Red Cloud Indian School Collections (Pine Ridge, SD) and various private collections around the country and also Rome, Italy.  She was also the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM.

$ 4,450.00
Allison, Marla – “Through Her Hair” Original Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Marla Allison is a from Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She lives and makes art from her home studio where she finds inspiration by connecting with family, tradition, and being close to her community. Marla is a contemporary Native artist whose primary medium is painting.

This new painting incorporates gold and silver leaf along with the acrylic.  The piece is entitled, “Through Her Hair“.  Marla says of this painting:

“With this painting image, I wanted to think of a person as one of the earth, of the clay and inspired by all the living things of nature.  It just happened to be a female I chose that could give the essence of an earthly creature with all of life flowing from her hair.  This image is representational of a potter, Mother Nature, and the sun all at once or separately depending on the time of day. The light shining or reflecting off will tell you what to focus on in correlation to the sun and metallic reflections.”

All of Marla’s paintings have a “gallery wrap” so the painting continues onto the side so that framing is not necessary.

Marla says of her painting:

“I am from Laguna Pueblo so I paint Laguna Pueblo. I paint and create for Laguna history to be great and remembered. I paint because I was passed down a gift from my grandfathers; I paint to continue what they started. I began with simple works of loose brush strokes, slight symbols of pottery design, and shapes taught to me in my youth. I researched the artists that I found powerful and connected what they did with what I do. From study and admiration, I found that I had something all my own.  Most of my influence is from pottery design of Laguna Pueblo and Hopi Pueblo. I have also found much influence by the cubism of Pablo Picasso and squares of Paul Klee. I don’t stick with one certain style but it is all my own, that’s what makes it mine. With the use of pottery design, I have painted landscapes that have design on them symbolizing where the clay that holds these designs comes from. I have painted mosaic paintings that are broken up squares and by taking these paintings apart with the image, the viewer is forced to visually put them back together as a way of putting themselves and their past into it in the process.  I paint so I remember where I came from. I paint so others can remember where I come from. I paint to be remembered.”

Allison began her expression through art in her youth and gained formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM where she obtained an Associates Degree in three-dimensional art. Since graduating from IAIA, Marla has exhibited artwork at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Smithsonian Native Art Market in New York. Permanent collections with Marla’s work are found in, The Heard Museum Permanent Collection (Phoenix, AZ), The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), The Red Cloud Indian School Collections (Pine Ridge, SD) and various private collections around the country and also Rome, Italy.  She was also the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM.

$ 2,300.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “The Smell of Rain is Refreshing to the Soul” Oil & Earth Pigments

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “The Smell of Rain is Refreshing to the Soul”, combines oil and natural earth pigments on a wood panel.  The earth pigments are all gathered by Patrick from the Navajo reservation.  This painting has a horizon line of pigments across the bottom and it is painted on board.  It is framed in a gold frame. I added an additional photo of the piece in the gallery.  Patrick says of his earth pigment series:

“The earth pigment and the oil was a project I had in mind to gather pigments from across the Navajo nation.  I would be incorporating Navajo traditional sandpainting with my background of painting.  I was also interested in the tradtiional European paintings where they used earth pigments combined with oil paint.  I put all three ideas together and this allowed for further exploration of the pigment itself.  The pigments provided both texture and transperancy in the art.”

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 2,500.00
Allison, Marla – “Dragonfly and Moonlight” Original Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Marla Allison is a from Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She lives and makes art from her home studio where she finds inspiration by connecting with family, tradition, and being close to her community. Marla is a contemporary Native artist whose primary medium is painting.

This new painting incorporates gold and silver leaf along with the acrylic.  The piece is entitled, “Dragonfly and Moonlight“.  Marla says of this painting:

“Dragonflies are so soft to the touch you might not even know they have even landed on you until you feel the wind tugging at it’s wings and the small feet tightening on to your skin.  This painting is that feeling of special contact and warming you throughout making you hold your breath so not to loose the moment and hope time stands still for the moment to last.”

All of Marla’s paintings have a “gallery wrap” so the painting continues onto the side so that framing is not necessary.

Marla says of her painting:

“I am from Laguna Pueblo so I paint Laguna Pueblo. I paint and create for Laguna history to be great and remembered. I paint because I was passed down a gift from my grandfathers; I paint to continue what they started. I began with simple works of loose brush strokes, slight symbols of pottery design, and shapes taught to me in my youth. I researched the artists that I found powerful and connected what they did with what I do. From study and admiration, I found that I had something all my own.  Most of my influence is from pottery design of Laguna Pueblo and Hopi Pueblo. I have also found much influence by the cubism of Pablo Picasso and squares of Paul Klee. I don’t stick with one certain style but it is all my own, that’s what makes it mine. With the use of pottery design, I have painted landscapes that have design on them symbolizing where the clay that holds these designs comes from. I have painted mosaic paintings that are broken up squares and by taking these paintings apart with the image, the viewer is forced to visually put them back together as a way of putting themselves and their past into it in the process.  I paint so I remember where I came from. I paint so others can remember where I come from. I paint to be remembered.”

Allison began her expression through art in her youth and gained formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM where she obtained an Associates Degree in three-dimensional art. Since graduating from IAIA, Marla has exhibited artwork at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Smithsonian Native Art Market in New York. Permanent collections with Marla’s work are found in, The Heard Museum Permanent Collection (Phoenix, AZ), The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), The Red Cloud Indian School Collections (Pine Ridge, SD) and various private collections around the country and also Rome, Italy.  She was also the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM.

$ 2,300.00
Allison, Marla – “Gifts to Remember” Original Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Marla Allison is a from Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She lives and makes art from her home studio where she finds inspiration by connecting with family, tradition, and being close to her community. Marla is a contemporary Native artist whose primary medium is painting.

This painting incorporate gold and silver leaf along with the acrylic.  The piece is entitled, “Gifts to Remember“.  Marla says of this painting:

“We all have that special keepsake whether ephemeral or permanent to hold forever.  The moment of knowing such a gift is given is what you want to breathe in, to hold on to, see in blinding light so it burns it’s memory in your brain to never forget that perfect moment.  I wanted this painting to be my feeling of happiness and symbolized with a bluebird for beauty and a white flower for purity.  This is a feeling I have felt before and what I wanted to last forever if at least on canvas.”

All of Marla’s paintings have a “gallery wrap” so the painting continues onto the side so that framing is not necessary.

Marla says of her painting:

“I am from Laguna Pueblo so I paint Laguna Pueblo. I paint and create for Laguna history to be great and remembered. I paint because I was passed down a gift from my grandfathers; I paint to continue what they started. I began with simple works of loose brush strokes, slight symbols of pottery design, and shapes taught to me in my youth. I researched the artists that I found powerful and connected what they did with what I do. From study and admiration, I found that I had something all my own.  Most of my influence is from pottery design of Laguna Pueblo and Hopi Pueblo. I have also found much influence by the cubism of Pablo Picasso and squares of Paul Klee. I don’t stick with one certain style but it is all my own, that’s what makes it mine. With the use of pottery design, I have painted landscapes that have design on them symbolizing where the clay that holds these designs comes from. I have painted mosaic paintings that are broken up squares and by taking these paintings apart with the image, the viewer is forced to visually put them back together as a way of putting themselves and their past into it in the process.  I paint so I remember where I came from. I paint so others can remember where I come from. I paint to be remembered.”

Allison began her expression through art in her youth and gained formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM where she obtained an Associates Degree in three-dimensional art. Since graduating from IAIA, Marla has exhibited artwork at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Smithsonian Native Art Market in New York. Permanent collections with Marla’s work are found in, The Heard Museum Permanent Collection (Phoenix, AZ), The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), The Red Cloud Indian School Collections (Pine Ridge, SD) and various private collections around the country and also Rome, Italy.  She was also the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM.

$ 4,600.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “I Know You Will Always Take Care of Us” Oil & Earth Pigments

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “I Know You Will Always Take Care of Us”, combines oil and natural earth pigments on a wood panel.  The earth pigments are all gathered by Patrick from the Navajo reservation.  This painting has a horizon line of pigments across the bottom and it is painted on board.  It is framed in a gold frame. I added an additional photo of the piece in the gallery.  Patrick says of his earth pigment series:

“The earth pigment and the oil was a project I had in mind to gather pigments from across the Navajo nation.  I would be incorporating Navajo traditional sandpainting with my background of painting.  I was also interested in the tradtiional European paintings where they used earth pigments combined with oil paint.  I put all three ideas together and this allowed for further exploration of the pigment itself.  The pigments provided both texture and transperancy in the art.”

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 2,500.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “Just on the Horizon” Oil & Earth Pigments

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “Just on the Horizon”, combines oil and natural earth pigments on canvas.  The earth pigments are all gathered by Patrick from the Navajo reservation.  This painting has a horizon line of pigments across the bottom and the upper part has a geometric, almost rug-like pattern.  I added an additional photo of the piece in the gallery along with a close-up of the texture.  Patrick says of his earth pigment series:

“The earth pigment and the oil was a project I had in mind to gather pigments from across the Navajo nation.  I would be incorporating Navajo traditional sandpainting with my background of painting.  I was also interested in the tradtiional European paintings where they used earth pigments combined with oil paint.  I put all three ideas together and this allowed for further exploration of the pigment itself.  The pigments provided both texture and transperancy in the art.”

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 3,400.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “I See Your Love in the Distant Horizon” Oil & Earth Pigments

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “I See Your Love in the Distant Horizon”, combines oil and natural earth pigments on a wood panel.  The earth pigments are all gathered by Patrick from the Navajo reservation.  This painting has a horizon line of pigments across the bottom and it is painted on board.  It is framed in a gold frame. I added an additional photo of the piece in the gallery.  Patrick says of his earth pigment series:

“The earth pigment and the oil was a project I had in mind to gather pigments from across the Navajo nation.  I would be incorporating Navajo traditional sandpainting with my background of painting.  I was also interested in the tradtiional European paintings where they used earth pigments combined with oil paint.  I put all three ideas together and this allowed for further exploration of the pigment itself.  The pigments provided both texture and transperancy in the art.”

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 2,500.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “Stars on the Horizon” Oil & Earth Pigments

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “Stars on the Horizon”, combines oil and natural earth pigments on canvas.  The earth pigments are all gathered by Patrick from the Navajo reservation.  This painting has a horizon line of pigments across the bottom and the upper part has stars a the design.  I added an additional photo of the piece in the gallery.  There are two additional close up photos just to show the actual texture of this piece, which is quite exceptional.   Patrick says of his earth pigment series:

“The earth pigment and the oil was a project I had in mind to gather pigments from across the Navajo nation.  I would be incorporating Navajo traditional sandpainting with my background of painting.  I was also interested in the tradtiional European paintings where they used earth pigments combined with oil paint.  I put all three ideas together and this allowed for further exploration of the pigment itself.  The pigments provided both texture and transperancy in the art.”

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 8,000.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “That Which Takes up Space” Acrylic on Canvas

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who often incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “That Which Takes Up Space”, which is acrylic on canvas.  I added an additional photo of the piece in the gallery.  Patrick says of his earth pigment series:

“The work has representation of stars.  It references the stars and different elements of nature.  This piece has a design element which is placed into an atmospheric space.  Later they would focus more on the abstract line taking up the canvas.  They are primarily black and white because of my own aesthetic.”

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 4,800.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “Almost a Portrait No. 50” Oil on Canvas

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who often incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “Almost a Portrait No. 50”, and it is oil on canvas.  Patrick says of his “Almost a Portrait” series:

The series, “Almost a Portrait”, reminiscent of using historic black and white photos of Native Americans.  In my thinking it was to create the “next great American Indian portrait”, but not quite, since not a full portrait.  It abstracts the figure so you focus on the color and jewelry, not just the person.  It allows the abstract personality to come out. “

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 3,200.00
Allison, Marla – “Stars & Clouds” Original Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Marla Allison is a from Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She lives and makes art from her home studio where she finds inspiration by connecting with family, tradition, and being close to her community. Marla is a contemporary Native artist whose primary medium is painting.

This new painting incorporates gold and silver leaf along with the acrylic.  The piece is entitled, “Stars & Clouds”.  Marla says of this painting:

“Oh, the ever brightening stars, how I yearn for more to guide my path.  With every twinkle to brighten my eyes I wait for the night when everything is calm and restful.  If only the clouds would sway clear so my full sight could see the full brilliance that has long been awaited for.  Let these stars and clouds become one and shine together in soft moonlight.”

All of Marla’s paintings have a “gallery wrap” so the painting continues onto the side so that framing is not necessary.

Marla says of her painting:

“I am from Laguna Pueblo so I paint Laguna Pueblo. I paint and create for Laguna history to be great and remembered. I paint because I was passed down a gift from my grandfathers; I paint to continue what they started. I began with simple works of loose brush strokes, slight symbols of pottery design, and shapes taught to me in my youth. I researched the artists that I found powerful and connected what they did with what I do. From study and admiration, I found that I had something all my own.  Most of my influence is from pottery design of Laguna Pueblo and Hopi Pueblo. I have also found much influence by the cubism of Pablo Picasso and squares of Paul Klee. I don’t stick with one certain style but it is all my own, that’s what makes it mine. With the use of pottery design, I have painted landscapes that have design on them symbolizing where the clay that holds these designs comes from. I have painted mosaic paintings that are broken up squares and by taking these paintings apart with the image, the viewer is forced to visually put them back together as a way of putting themselves and their past into it in the process.  I paint so I remember where I came from. I paint so others can remember where I come from. I paint to be remembered.”

Allison began her expression through art in her youth and gained formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM where she obtained an Associates Degree in three-dimensional art. Since graduating from IAIA, Marla has exhibited artwork at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Smithsonian Native Art Market in New York. Permanent collections with Marla’s work are found in, The Heard Museum Permanent Collection (Phoenix, AZ), The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), The Red Cloud Indian School Collections (Pine Ridge, SD) and various private collections around the country and also Rome, Italy.  She was also the 2010 recipient of the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Woman’s Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM.

$ 1,250.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “Almost a Portrait No. 51” Oil on Panel

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who often incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “Almost a Portrait No. 51”, and it is oil on panel.  It is framed in a gold frame.  Patrick says of his “Almost a Portrait” series:

The series, “Almost a Portrait”, reminiscent of using historic black and white photos of Native Americans.  In my thinking it was to create the “next great American Indian portrait”, but not quite, since not a full portrait.  It abstracts the figure so you focus on the color and jewelry, not just the person.  It allows the abstract personality to come out. “

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 1,800.00
Hubbell, Patrick Dean – “Almost a Portrait No. 55” Oil on Canvas

Patrick Dean Hubbell is a dynamic painter who often incorporates earth pigments and oil to create his paintings.  This painting, entitled, “Almost a Portrait No. 55”, and it is oil on canvas.    Here the focus is on the Navajo blanket and age of the elder in the painting.  Patrick says of his “Almost a Portrait” series:

The series, “Almost a Portrait”, reminiscent of using historic black and white photos of Native Americans.  In my thinking it was to create the “next great American Indian portrait”, but not quite, since not a full portrait.  It abstracts the figure so you focus on the color and jewelry, not just the person.  It allows the abstract personality to come out. “

Patrick says of his work in his artist statement:

“My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.”

$ 3,200.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Pueblo Stairway” Oil on Canvas (48″ x 36″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Pueblo Stairway”.  It is oil on canvas.  Dennis said of this painting:

“I have been inspired by the shapes that shadows make on near and distant surfaces.  The walls and ladders, the men and their blankets, all have a richness of hue, tone and texture.”

 

$ 20,225.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Horseback Shepardess” Oil on Canvas (48″ x 40″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Horseback Shepherdess”.  It is oil on canvas.  Dennis said of this painting:

“A Navajo shepherdess maintains her flock in Monument Valley.”  Dennis Ziemienski

Ziemienski, Dennis – “Navajo Colors” Oil on Linen (12″ x 10″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Navajo Colors”.  It is oil on linen.

$ 2,200.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Sisters at the Well” Oil on Canvas (24″ x 20″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Sisters at the Well”.  It is oil on canvas.

$ 7,250.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Pueblo Shadows” Oil on Linen (40″ x 48″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Pueblo Shadows”.  It is oil on linen.  Dennis said of this painting:

“The sunlight within the pueblo creates a geometric play of interesting shadow shapes.  Residents of the pueblo also find the shade in the passageways cooling on hot days”

$ 18,700.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Late Summer Over Taos” Oil on Canvas (48″ x 72″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Late Summer Over Taos”.  It is oil on canvas.  Dennis said of this painting:

“The afternoons of August and September are frequented by dramatic thunderstorms that create spectacular backdrops for the equally powerful architecture of the Taos Pueblo.  A thriving community for over a thousand years, the Pueblo is located among cottonwood trees in a high valley beneath New Mexico’s highest peaks.”

$ 36,500.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Deep Canyon Waters” Oil on Linen (48″ x 32″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Deep Canyon Waters”.  It is oil on linen.  Dennis said of this painting:

“The sunlight within the pueblo creates a geometric play of interesting shadow shapes.  Residents of the pueblo also find the shade in the passageways cooling on hot days”

$ 17,900.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Sky City – Acoma” Oil on Canvas (48″ x 60″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Sky City – Acoma”.  It is oil on canvas.  Dennis said of this painting:

“The first time one sees Acoma pueblo you are taken aback not only by the dramatic mesa it is perched upon and by the tremendous ingenuity of the original builders who placed it, but by the people who felt compelled to defend their community in a most extreme way.  Here are a few residents wending their way up the steep and secret path to the pueblo.”

 

$ 33,600.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Canyon Home” Oil on Canvas (60″ x 72″)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Canyon Home”.  It is oil on canvas.  Dennis said of this painting:

“Deep within the mysterious red rocks of Canyon de Chelly are log hogans built as ranches and inhabited today by the Navajo.”  Dennis Ziemienski

$ 45,265.00
Ziemienski, Dennis – “Soutwestern Cloudburst” Oil on Canvas Board (16 x 12)

Dennis Ziemienski, a native San Franciscan, graduated cum laude from the California College of  Arts and Crafts. He is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and designer. His paintings have been in numerous one-man and group exhibitions and have won many awards. Dennis has taught at the California College of Arts and  Crafts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has had studios in California and New York. Traveling to Europe frequently, Dennis has acquired an affinity for the architecture, lifestyle, and light of the  Mediterranean. His strong and richly colored images borrow much of their inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters.   This painting is entitled, “Southwestern Cloudburst”.  It is oil on canvas board.  Dennis said of this painting:

“A traveler judges how to avoid a downpour in the Desert Southwest”  Dennis Ziemienski

 

$ 3,250.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Buffalo Dancer” Etching, 23/60 (1984)

Joseph Lonewolf created a series of original etchings based on designs from his pottery.  This piece is entitled, “Buffalo Dancer”.  It was printed at El Cerro Graphics in New Mexico in 1984.  The image on the front is a Pueblo Buffalo Dancer.  It is framed and was made in 1984 and it is 23/60.  It is in excellent condition.

$ 600.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Spirit of Winter” Etching, 23/60 (1984)

Joseph Lonewolf created a series of original etchings based on designs from his pottery.  This piece is entitled, “Spirit of Winter”.  It was printed at El Cerro Graphics in New Mexico in 1984.  The image on the front is a Pueblo Deer Dancer.  It is framed and on the back is the original documentation signed by Joseph Lonewolf for the edition.  It was made in 1984 and it is 23/60.  It is in excellent condition.

$ 600.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Quail” Etching, 18/60 (1981)

Joseph Lonewolf created a series of original etchings based on designs from his pottery.  This piece has quail and butterflies as the design.  It is very intricately designed with many of the same motifs he used in his pottery.   It is dated 1981 and signed and numbered 18/60.  It is in excellent condition.

$ 200.00
Alexander, George – “Ready To Take Flight” Acrylic

George Alexander is known for his creative paintings in acrylic on canvas.  He is Muscogee artist from Oklahoma.  This painting is a recent piece with one of his stylized birds as the central image.  His style of painting is dynamic.  He says of his work, “It’s important to juxtapose iconic native imagery with my own experience and use symbolism that speaks to my generation.  I want to force the viewer to challenge their preconceived notions of ‘Indian’.”  George graduated in 2016 from the Institute of American Indian Art and is currently studying painting in Florence, Italy.  We are pleased to have his paintings at King Galleries.

$ 1,400.00
Vigil, Phillip – “Blue River” Original Acrylic on Canvas

Phillip Vigil is one of the exciting, young native painters working today.  His modernist designs are a play on his life, culture and personal experiences.  Phillip has primarily been working on paper, but the transition to canvas has been an exciting change in his art. In a 2011 “Rethinking Contemporary Native American Art” article in “THE” magazine, they included Vigil saying,  “Phillip Vigil seeks his identity as a contemporary creative type who is also an indigenous person.  He is self-taught, inspired to paint by his love of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes”.

This painting, “Blue River”, is a large-scale piece painted on canvas.  Phillip said of this piece:

“I think of this painting as a metaphor for life.  Just as no river ever really flows in a straight line, neither do our lives.  The big blue streak of color is representational of the, ‘curving river’ and the way things always unexpectedly ‘pop-up’ in life to challenge us and change our direction.

The other elements of the painting, the splashes, marks, lines and drips, each of these speaks to the unexpected.  They are metaphors for our lives which rarely follow an imposed path no matter how hard we try to control events, people or the world around us.  Each day is like the paint, it will drip and splash around us and choose its own path.”

We are pleased to represent his paintings in our Scottsdale gallery and look for more from this amazing artist!

$ 3,500.00
Da, Jarrod – “Nambe Butterfly” Original Pastel

Jarrod Da has created a distinctive style of painting using pastels for his work. Each piece is hand painted and it is amazing how much detail he is able to achieve in each piece!  His new work is a blend of contemporary themes with San Ildefonso and Pueblo imagery.  This piece is entitled, “Nambe Butterfly”.  Jarrod says of this painting:

“This piece was made after a trip to Nambe falls in northern New Mexico. The design work is influenced from San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery design along with influences from Deco design. You can see this Deco influence within design elements like the rainbow in the center of the piece with its gradating small circle pattern varying in many colors. The various colors of the circles represents spray coming from the falls and shows that water is not clear but has a whole spectrum of color when light hits it. Traditional Pueblo design is represented through the staircase and kiva designs along with the flower motif in each of the butterfly’s wing is indicative of pottery design.   The butterfly represents the fragility of our eco system and its mission to recreate time and time again.”

The painting is subtle in color but complex in design.  It comes in a black frame and matted. It is signed, “DA 17”.  The photo shows the painting unframed and matted. The second photo is the painting framed on the wall for scale.

$ 1,200.00
Arthur Lopez – “Saint Inez del Campo” Santos Wood Carving

Arthur Lopez is one of the leading santos carvers in New Mexico.  After the piece is carved, is covered in gesso (a glue made from rabbit hide) which is allowed to dry and then sanded.  It is painted with both natural and watercolor pigment.  Natural colored pigments, such as the brown, are derived from black walnut hulls.   These are the time involved and historic foundations for his work.  This piece is entitled,  Santa Inez del Campo”  Arthur says of this piece:

“Saint Agnes is also known as Agnes of Rome, Ines, Inez del Campo, and Ynez.  The name “Agnes” is similar to the Latin word agnus, which means “lamb”.  For this reason depictions of Saint Agnes often include a lamb.  The name actually comes from a Greek word which means “chaste, pure, sacred”.  Agnes is one of the “virgin martyrs” of the church of Rome.  She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who are mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass (Eucharistic Prayer I). Saints Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha,  Lucy, Cecilia, and Anastasia  are the other six.  Agnes is a patron saint of chastity, gardeners, girls, Girl Scouts, engaged couples and victims of rape.”

Arthur’s work is found in numerous museum and public collections, including Albuquerque Museum of Art & History,  Denver Art Museum,  Freedom Museum (911 Memorial at Ground Zero), Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art,  Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the State of New Mexico Permanent Art Collection.

 

$ 4,800.00
Arthur Lopez – “Maria-Posa” Wood Carving

Arthur Lopez is one of the leading santos carvers in New Mexico.  After the piece is carved, is covered in gesso (a glue made from rabbit hide) which is allowed to dry and then sanded.  It is painted with both natural and watercolor pigment.  Natural colored pigments, such as the brown, are derived from black walnut hulls.   These are the time involved and historic foundations for his work.  This piece is entitled, “Maria-Posa”.   It is a fun play on  the Spanish words for Mary and Butterfly.  Arthur says of this piece:

“It is a piece is about hope that links several old and recognized symbols of the Mexican people. The monarch butterfly leaves Mexico in the spring, migrates to North America and returns to Mexico in the winter, in a near-miraculous cycle that each year spans the lives of several generations of monarchs that normally live less than two months. Guadalupe, the sacred mother Mary who appeared to San Juan Diego in 1531, is the patron saint of the Americas. The piece represents the potential for transformation in all of us and serves as a symbol of our past, our faith and the hope for rebirth in a better future.”

Arthur’s work is found in numerous museum and public collections, including Albuquerque Museum of Art & History,  Denver Art Museum,  Freedom Museum (911 Memorial at Ground Zero), Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art,  Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the State of New Mexico Permanent Art Collection.

$ 3,600.00
Arthur Lopez – “Alma Del Maria” Wood Santos Carving

Arthur Lopez is one of the leading santos carvers in New Mexico.  After the piece is carved, is covered in gesso (a glue made from rabbit hide) which is allowed to dry and then sanded.  It is painted with both natural and watercolor pigment.  Natural colored pigments, such as the brown, are derived from black walnut hulls.   These are the time involved and historic foundations for his work.  This piece is entitled, “Alma de Maria”.   Arthur says of this piece:

“Alma de Maria”  is an allegorical variant of the Immaculate Conception, it represents the descent of the Holy Spirit (Dove) upon Mary and the Announcement of the Incarnation. She wears a crown of roses to symbolize her purity and exemption from the sins of the world. The baby birds in a nest made in the form of a crown of thorns represent innocence at birth and Jesus death for our sins. “If you come across a bird’s nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. You shall let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, that it may go well with you, and that you may live long. – Deuteronomy 22:6-7″

Arthur’s work is found in numerous museum and public collections, including Albuquerque Museum of Art & History,  Denver Art Museum,  Freedom Museum (911 Memorial at Ground Zero), Harwood Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art,  Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the State of New Mexico Permanent Art Collection.

 

$ 4,800.00
Da, Tony – Original Pen & Ink Painting of Maria Martinez

Tony Da is a name synonymous with innovative pottery and paintings.  However, before he became famous for his pottery he began drawing in the 1960’s.  He was the son of noted potter Popovi Da and the grandson of Maria Martinez.  This is one of about five pen and ink drawings that he did early in his career.  Virtually all the other are in public collections.  This piece is one of his grandmother, Maria Martinez.  The other known pen & ink drawings of Maria are in the permanent collection of the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos.  This piece has an interesting provenance.  It was made in 1966 for the “Three Generations” exhibition in Washington DC.  The exhibition was partially arranged through some collectors in Texas, with whom Maria, Popovi and Tony stayed on their way to DC.  At the end of the exhibition, this drawing of Maria, along with several other pieces, were acquired by their benefactors in Texas.  The painting is signed, “D’a 66”.   It is in excellent condition. What a great piece of history and this piece is certainly an important addition  to any collection of work by Tony Da or San Ildefonso art.

$ 12,500.00
Vigil, Phillip – “Untitled No. 1″ Original Acrylic on Canvas – 61″ X 54”

Phillip Vigil is one of the exciting, young native painters working today.  His modernist designs are a play on his life, culture and personal experiences.  Phillip has primarily been working on paper, but the transition to canvas has been an exciting change in his art. In a 2011 “Rethinking Contemporary Native American Art” article in “THE” magazine, they included Vigil saying,  “Phillip Vigil seeks his identity as a contemporary creative type who is also an indigenous person.  He is self-taught, inspired to paint by his love of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes”.

This painting, “Untitled, No. 1”, is a large scale piece painted on canvas.  This painting shows his first step in returning to canvas and doing it in a BIG way!  Phillip said of this piece:

“This painting represents my return to painting on canvas.  It is the largest of my first four recent canvas works. While I’m primarily known for works on paper, returning to the canvas has been a seamless process.  The larger expanse of space available to paint has ushered in a new perspective for me.  I no longer feel contained by the limits of the paper size and it is quite freeing.

“This painting is about life and my life, in particular.  These are internal landscapes I have created, which stretch back to my childhood and beyond.  The hand coming down from the left corner is picking up the marbles or gum ball drops.  The rest of the painting is in motion.  This is a metaphor for how life flows around us all at the same time.”

We are pleased to represent his paintings in our Scottsdale gallery and look for more from this amazing artist!

$ 4,800.00
Vigil, Phillip – “Rain” Original Acrylic on Canvas – 46″ X 55″

Phillip Vigil is one of the exciting, young native painters working today.  His modernist designs are a play on his life, culture and personal experiences.  Phillip has primarily been working on paper, but the transition to canvas has been an exciting change in his art.  In a 2011 “Rethinking Contemporary Native American Art” article in “THE” magazine, they included Vigil saying,  “Phillip Vigil seeks his identity as a contemporary creative type who is also an indigenous person.  He is self-taught, inspired to paint by his love of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes”.

This painting, “Rain”, is a large scale piece painted on canvas.  Phillip said of this piece:

“’Rain’ is about the rains which come during the monsoons throughout our southwestern summers.  The big thunder clouds build up in the distance and the you can see the rain flowing downward from them.  I currently live in Jemez Pueblo and here, rain is our everything.  It sustains our people or grows the chili or corn which are part of my daily life.

The recent droughts have put a strain on Pueblo life and has caused me to reflect on the importance of water to me, the pueblo and our culture.  The cleansing, sustaining rains which come each summer remind me that Water is Life.”

We are pleased to represent his paintings in our Scottsdale gallery and look for more from this amazing artist!

$ 3,500.00
Da, Jarrod – “Red Hybrid Bee III” Original Pastel

Jarrod Da has created a distinctive style of painting using pastels for his work. Each piece is hand painted and it is amazing how much detail he is able to achieve in each piece!  His new work is a blend of contemporary themes with San Ildefonso and Pueblo imagery.  This piece is entitled, “Red Hybrid Bee III”.  The painting has two bees painted in red and black with Pueblo designs on the wings . They are flying near pueblo painted flowers and with interspersed geometric shapes.  Jarrod wrote of this piece:

Red Hybrid Bee III was created pondering the modern effect we have on honeybees. This is three of a series of mixed media pieces. The design work is influenced through a mix of traditional San Ildefonso Pueblo design and modern deco influences. The fine detail work is done in India ink. This piece is my ode to saving the honeybee and realizing the crucial role they play in this giant organism we call earth.”

The painting is subtle in color but complex in design.  It comes in a black frame and matted. It is signed, “DA 17”.

$ 500.00
Browning, Ashley – “NDN-opoly” Digital Photograph

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment or life in contemporary Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called “NDN-opoly”.  Ashley writes of this piece, “It is a hand drawn illustration of a Native American Monopoly. It represents Pueblos (the Man on the top and the Pueblo homes), Navajos (the man in the middle holding the sheep and fry bread), and Plains Indian (the tee pees). I think this is such a cool idea they should make an actual game!”.  The first in this series won a Second Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2015. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Browning, Ashley – “NDN iPhone” Digital Photograph

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment or life in contemporary Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called, “NDN iPhone”.  The hand model is Shaandiin Tome.  Ashley says of this piece, “It has hand drawn icons that are a Native version of iPhone apps, it is placed that are set on top of Montana Tee Pees.  So cool, it should be made into an actual apps.”  Take a closer look a few of the apps, as they certain capture the life of many Native artists.  Ashley certainly has an extraordinary sense of cultural critique in her artwork.  The first in this series won a Second Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2015. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Browning, Ashley – “Generation Hands” Digital Photograph

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment or life in contemporary Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called, “Generation Hands”.  It is certainly one of the most powerful of her digital photos.  Ashley says, “The models are  (Top to bottom) Samantha Whitegeese, Mindy Little Yellow Bird, Tina Whitegeese, Michele Tapia Browning and Lu Ann Tafoya.  It is a portrait of four generations of strong women, a Student, a disabled woodworker, a corporate person, an artist and a potter. On their arms is the tewa words that represents their relations to me. So it goes from top to bottom: younger relation (no real tewa word for cousin), relation (no real tewa word for sister), aunt, mother and grandma.”  The original photo was taken and then overlayed with the words in Tewa.   The first in this series won a FirstSecond Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2014. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Browning, Ashley – “Paper Doll” Digital Photo

Ashley Browning uses her photographic and innovative graphic skills to create her unique digital photo compositions. This piece is entitled, “Paper Doll” and utilized Leslie Browning Tafoya as the model.  Ashley says of this piece, “After playing with paper dolls as a child, I always wanted to play with a pueblo paper doll, especially a paper doll from my pueblo of Santa Clara. I inspired it from the summer side, where there is a mix of different style and colors.”  The piece is creative with the various traditional clothes from Santa Clara. She ended up dressing the model three different times for the clothing ‘options’.  Native People’s Magazine wrote about Ashely and this piece,

 “I like to make people feel, to remember something—experience something meaningful,” says Ashley Browning, 21, of Pojoaque and Santa Clara pueblos in New Mexico. In 2013 she won first prize at Indian Market for best computer-generated graphics with her “real-life” paper doll, which featured a digitally altered photo of her model with interchangeable traditional and contemporary attire. With it, Browning used the digital present to evoke memories of the previous generation’s analog world.”

The first piece in this series won first place ribbon at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2013.  It is an edition of 10 and framed in a black frame.

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Browning, Ashley – “Juxtaposition” Digital Photo

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment in Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called, “Juxaposition”.  The model is Samatha Whitegeese (a daughter of Daryl Whitegeese).  Ashley says of this piece, “This photo is about young woman who is balancing her contemporary lifestyle and her traditional pueblo life. It is an everyday challenge that almost every young person deals with while going to school and participating in traditions.”  She took multiple photos of Samantha and combined them together to create this image.  The first in this series won a First Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2013. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
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