EVENTS 2023 AT THE SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER
ELEGANT VESSELS: A CENTURY OF SOUTHWEST SILVER BOXES
curated by Four Winds Gallery
Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes comes directly to Santa Fe after a show at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. With over 100 boxes on display at Whitehawk, this exhibit features an even more comprehensive selection including pieces made by Leo Poblano (Zuni Pueblo), Leekya Deyuse (Zuni Pueblo), Kenneth Begay (Diné), Morris Robinson (Hopi), and Fred Peshlakai (Diné).
Indigenous silverwork has long been highly sought after, dating back to as early as the 1850s, and the exhibition highlights the technical and stylistic evolution of Navajo and Pueblo silver boxes from the last 100 years. Curated by Four Winds Gallery, this collection’s oldest boxes date to about 1914; the collection then traces a timeline through the C.G. Wallace era to the mid-century masters and culminates with commissioned pieces from some of today’s top artists. A beautiful book accompanies the exhibition, also named Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes and will be available at the show.