Since 1982, Bryans Gallery has represented exceptional artistry of the Southwest and the Eight Northern Pueblos. We have estate and contemporary. Paintings, sculpture, pottery, Zuni fetishes, rugs and baskets.Some of the finest rare examples of Southwestern American Indian arts and craft can be found in our gallery, a brick and mortar building in Taos, New Mexico. Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Hopi Folk Art Sculpture by Gregory Lomayesva, small hand-carved and hand-painted wood horse with feathers. Approx: 6 1/2 " x 9 1/4" x 8 including feathers. Gregory Lomayesva's career began the old fashioned way with an idea and a pile of moxie. Dropping out of high school at the age of seventeen to pursue his art full-time, he landed his first job as a gallery assistant at one of Santa Fe's prestigious showrooms. His cultural background now came into play.
Of Hispanic ancestry on his mother's side and Native American -Hopi- on his father's side, Lomayesva began to reflect on his heritage and how it encircled him His introspection is evident in this fusion art. His woodworking pieces are bright and inventive and are a reflection of his own personal identification with and interpretation of his culture. The use of a particular image in a composition is a visual representation of a different feeling I'm having.It's like emotional shorthand, says Gregory. He combines his love of historical western art themes and contemporary Indian art. Gregory has produced two albums of electronic pop music on his label Drip Records. He has also produced several short films.
His invitation to exhibit in thirty countries, and repeat showings at the Smithsonian American Indian Museum and the Heard Museum make this artist worth watching. 2009 "Fusion" at Bryans Gallery, Taos, NM. 2009 National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian, Washington, D. 2009 Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.2008 "Muse" at Gerbert Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA. 2008 "Bounce" at Ursa Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. 2006 "More Indian" at Winterrowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM. 2006 " The Art of War" at Art & Industry, Santa Fe, NM. 2005 "You Can Breathe Now" at J. 2004 "Untitled" at Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2004 "Untitled" at J Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY.
2004 "16:9" at Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. 2003 "Bent" at Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. 2003 "Swoon" at Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2002 "Curves Ahead" at Peyton Wright Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2001" Common Bonds" at Peyton Wright Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2000 STAP Project, Florence, Italy. 1998 Southwest Museum in Los Angeles.
The item "Hand-Carved Hopi Folk Art Horse Sculpture Gregory Lomayesva, 9 3/8 long" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas". The seller is "mbsteger" and is located in Taos, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.