Enormous Forms: Pueblo Dough Bowls and Storage Jars
August 06, 2018 until September 29, 2018
The Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona are gifted potters, painters, and jewelers with longstanding traditions of artistic creation. Some of their very best artistic accomplishments were pieces made for personal use—their dough bowls and storage jars, particularly those made for use at the pueblos during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
These massive works in clay must be seen in person to be appreciated. “Enormous Forms,” Adobe Gallery’s August historic pottery exhibit, will allow the viewer to see twenty of these rare, beautiful jars and bowls in one place. The exhibit will include works from ten different pueblos, providing the viewer with an excellent look at the intricacies of each of these pueblos’ designs.
“Enormous Forms” will open on Monday, August 6 with reception from 4-7 PM, and will continue through Saturday, September 29. The exhibit will run concurrently alongside Adobe Gallery’s pueblo paintings exhibit "Noteworthy Works by Seven Pueblo Painters."