KONO SOCIETY MASK, BAMANA PEOPLE,
SIKASSO REGION MALI, AFRICA, 20th century
Wood with sacrificial patina
14 ½ x 6 ½ x 6 ½ in./ 37 x 17 x 17 cm
LOWER SEPIK SPIRIT MASK, PAPUAN NEW GUINEA,
MELANESIA, COASTAL REGION, ca. 19th - 20th cent.
Wood with black patina with traces of pigments
16 1/2 in./42 cm
OJIBWA/ METIS COAT, ca. 1780
hide, porcupine quills, bird quills
46 in./117 cm
LINTEL FRAGMENT FOR GRANARY OR DWELLING, BATAK PEOPLE, TOBA TRIBE, N. SUMATRA,
INDONESIA. (TWO PARTS),
NAVAJO STRIPED BLANKET, ca. 1860
White and brown are undyed native handspun;
the blue is native handspun dyed with indigo.
75 1/2 x 63 inches
191.77 x 160.02 cm
FOUR MILE POLYCHROME
BOWL WITH DESIGNS OF
HUMAN HANDS, ARIZONA,
11 in./28cm diameter
5 ½ in./14cm height
IT’S ALL SPIRITUAL
Art from Tribal Cultures
Dates: June 7, 2007 – July 27, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 6 – 8 pm
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
The title of the show “It’s All Spiritual” reflects the belief that all great art - to some degree or another - has a spiritual component and that nowhere is this seen better than in the tribal arts from remote cultures throughout the world. Here the spiritual and functional collide and the result is a formal beauty which can be appreciated universally.
On June 7th through July 27th, Betty Cuningham Gallery will host an exhibition of Tribal Art curated by Alan Steele in the gallery on West 25th Street in Chelsea, New York.
The objects come from a variety of regions and cultures including Native American, Meso American, Melanesian, Polynesian, Indonesian, African and Chinese. Each piece has been selected by Alan Steele for its unique qualities including rarity, age, intrinsic beauty and relevance to contemporary art. The pieces have been gathered from many important private and public collections.
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