HOUSER and HAOZOUS—a Sculptural Retrospective
An exhibit at The Heard Museum, Phoenix
September 10, 1983 - May 1, 1984
Softcover, exhibit catalog, 41 pages, illustrated, new condition
From the Foreword:
The Heard Museum is pleased to present this catalogue and exhibition of the works of Allan Houser and Robert Haozous, two great American sculptors.
While each artist would merit a solo exhibition, we choose to put them together in order to experience their individualities and commonalities in the same physical setting. The combination of the two men's work encapsulates a range of themes relating not only to the Native American experience but also to the universal human condition.
“Human dignity is very important to me. I feel that way towards all people, not just Indians . . . in my work, this is what I strive for—this dignity, this goodness that is in man. I hope I am getting it across. If I am, then I am doing what I have always wanted.”
“I try to deal honestly and directly with reality in my art and that reality encompasses both ugliness and beauty. I love the land and I love people and I hope that my work symbolizes this in my own individual way. My art is contemporary because I live in the present—but also adhere to the belief that one should be inner-directed and that art should reflect its pure source— the soul of its creator.”