Modern West Fine Art is excited to feature works of Dan, Arlo, and Michael Namingha in our upcoming exhibition. Please join us for Gallery Stroll Friday, September 18th from 6-9 pm and meet contemporary sculptor Arlo Namingha.
The Namingha's are a six-generation family of artists. We are happy to be exhibiting internationally known artist Dan Namingha, and his sons, Contemporary Sculptor Arlo Namingha, and Mixed Media Photography by Michael Namingha.
Dan Namingha is from the Tewa-Hopi tribe. He has been showing professionally as an artist for over forty years. His works command unwavering respect for the earth and spirit of his ancestry, the beautiful heritage that is the heart of his creativity. He is constantly drawn to his roots, so deeply embedded in ceremony, yet allows us only a guarded glimpse of his sacred traditions; the spirit messengers, the kachinas representing blessings, ancestors and cloud people...all of these forming the interim of visage between the physical and the spirit world.
Arlo Namingha is from the Tewa-Hopi tribe and the eldest son of internationally known artist Dan Namingha. Arlo was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico. Growing up with his Native culture he started carving Katsina Dolls at an early age. Working from commissions, in his early twenties, he started producing wood sculptures and now works in wood, clay, stone, fabricated and casted bronze. His focus changed to his art career with recent exhibitions in both the Southwest and East coasts. His works are included in many museums and private collections along with U.S. Embassies.
Michael Namingha is a visual artist with a contemporary aesthetic who works in the medium of digital inkjet images printed on canvas and paper, as well as numerous types of installations. A keen observer of today's society, he creates a compelling mix of imagery and words commenting on modern interpersonal relations and popular culture. His ability to distill everyday conversational statements results in work that surprises and engages the viewer. Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is the youngest son of well-known contemporary artist Dan Namingha.