Happenings

Southwest Contemporary Announcement


Upcoming Art Markets

100th Annual SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market

Downtown Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

August 20–21, 2022

Booth Number: PAL S 257


Past Exhibitions / Projects

Hecho Gallery Grand Opening

Hecho Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

April 1–May 1, 2022

Harmonious Layers (2022)
Ink and colored pencil on antique “Journal Day Book Chicago, IL” ledger paper (dated 1903)
Paper Size: 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Frame Size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches
Available at Hecho Gallery


Moving East

K Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

March 18–June 3, 2022

Driveline To Livelihood (2022)
Ink and colored pencil on antique “Journal Day Book Chicago, IL” ledger paper (dated 1904)
Paper Size: 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Frame Size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches
Available at K Art Gallery


Cloud Cover

McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

September 11–January 8, 2022

Star Messenger Brings Map (2021)
Ink and colored pencil on antique ledger paper (dated 1926)
Paper Size: 17 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches
Frame Size: 21 1/4 x 15 x 1 1/4 inches
Available at McClain Gallery


When Black Holes Collide (2021), ink and colored pencil on antique ledger paper (dated 1889), 12 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches. Artist Collection.

I am very pleased to share with you all an exciting project I had the honor of contributing ledger drawings to. Corey Gray (detector operator at LIGO’s Hanford Observatory in Washington) and his mother Sharon Yellowfly, both from Siksika, are doing amazing work that involves physics, Einstein, colliding black holes, gravitational waves, and Blackfoot language. 

Sharon translated the 2015 LIGO press release announcing the first detection of gravitational waves into Blackfoot, as well as developed new Blackfoot words to describe some of the observations. Einstein’s theory of relativity is piisaatsinsiimaan (beautiful plantings) and gravitational waves is apootookspiisiiya otoh’kimskass (stick together waves) are a just few of the words she assisted with. My works are visual interpretations of gravitational waves/ripples and colliding black holes. Thank you Symmetry Magazine for having my artwork accompany this fantastic article. Be sure to check it out the link below to learn more about this project! 

Einstein’s garden: translating physics into Blackfoot


Terran Last Gun & Deborah Sipple

Gallery Hózhó, Albuquerque, NM

September 18–November 30, 2021

Bringer Of Light (2021)
Ink and colored pencil on antique ledger paper (dated 1926)
Paper Size: 17 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches
Frame Size: 21 1/4 x 15 x 1 1/4 inch
Available at Gallery Hózhó


Terran Last Gun: Color Play

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Store Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

August 1–November 1, 2020

Immemorial Medicine (2020) mural and installation shots.


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