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Harmony: Tammy Garcia Sculpture Now On View

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Tammy Garcia (b. 1969), Harmony, 2005. Bronze. On Long-term Loan from James Flaws and Marcia Weber. L2015.18

A new Tammy Garcia sculpture is now gracing the walls of the third floor Native American Gallery. The bronze sculpture, titled Harmony, is on long-term loan from James Flaws and Marcia Weber. With its base, the sculpture stands 76 inches high.

Tammy Garcia is a renowned Pueblo potter and sculptor whose work embodies both classic design and modern iconography. Her highly prized ceramic works encompass a progressive evolution of forms that include traditional effigies, water jars, and storage jars to non-traditional and modernized asymmetrical shapes.

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Hamony, detail.

Pushing beyond the limits of natural clay and the “vessel” form, Garcia also forges new and exciting paths in bronze and glass which mark a distinct change of direction within the larger contemporary Native American sculpture arena. Often referencing modernist aesthetic movements, such as Art Deco and Bauhaus, Garcia has constructed a Neo-Pueblo design vernacular that continually captures new beholders–as seen on twisting, totem-like, architectural forms that shoot up to the ceiling with high and low relief carvings reminiscent of her pottery.

The sculpture will eventually be moved to the upcoming Modern & Contemporary Gallery planned for 2016. 

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