This engaging exhibition features works by two generations of Namingha family artists: Dan, Arlo, and Michael. Widely recognized as one of the leading artists of the American southwest, Dan Namingha (b. 1950) has been creating art for more than four decades and his sons, Arlo and Michael, began their lives as artists in their father’s studio.
The exhibition will feature recent works by each member of this impressive artistic dynasty. Dan, who was born in Keams Canyon, Arizona, is a member of the Hopi-Tewa Peoples. His paintings vacillate between representational and abstract art, which often include references to spirituality and the landscape. Dan’s work was the subject of a major exhibition, Dan Namingha: Reflections on the Natural Way in 2001-2002 at the Reading Public Museum. Arlo (b. 1974) is a recognized sculptor, who works in wood, bronze, marble and other materials with forms and subjects that reflect his Hopi-Tewa heritage. Michael (b. 1977), who studied at New York’s Parson’s School of Design, works in a variety of media including installation, video, and photography. The Naminghas have exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and are represented in collections across the United States.