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Harmony: Tammy Garcia Sculpture Now On View

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.

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.