Greyshoes (Upton S. Ethelbah, Jr.)
CROWN AND CORN: INDIGENOUS DANCERS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST IN SCULPTURE
Solo Exhibition featuring the stone and bronze sculpture of award winning Native artist Greyshoes
July 16, 20165:00 - 7:00PM
Beals & Co. Showroom
830 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Greyshoes' contemporary style draws inspiration from the traditional and ceremonial aesthetic of his Santa Clara Pueblo and White Mountain Apache Heritage—in particular, Pueblo Corn Dancers and Apache Crown Dancers. This is the heritage and foundation of his stone and bronze sculptures.
Each dancer has a specific purpose and method to the story that is told and is also part of a larger story-telling experience. Greyshoes will feature a variety of dancers in his sculptures for display in this unique solo exhibition at Beals & Co. Showroom. Sculptures on exhibit include ‘Anasazi Tsideh’ (stone), ‘Apache Crown Dancer’ (stone), ‘Apache Sunrise Ceremony’ (stone) and ‘Kiva Woman II’ (bronze).
‘Deer Dancer’ (bronze), will be shown as Greyshoes’ newest sculpture. The Deer Dance is told at Santa Clara Pueblo in which the dancer hosts heavy and rich evergreens on its head. The two walking canes are held in front of the dancer leaning down towards the earth. The symbolism is abundant and the history is rich. The colors in ‘Deer Dancer’ are vibrant and depict many aspects of this particular pueblo culture.
Also on exhibit will be several stone bears and dancers sculpted in unique stone such as Utah Orange Alabaster, Honeycomb Calcite, Colorado Marble, Indiana Limestone and New Mexico Alabaster.
(For a full list of available sculptures and images, please contact email@example.com)
Beals & Co. Showroom is located at 830 Canyon Road in Santa Fe and hosts the finest in contemporary art. Visit www.bealsandco.com for more information.