Southwest Contemporary Announcement

Upcoming Art Markets

Native Treasures Art Market | Memorial Day Weekend

Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM

May 28–30, 2022

New limited edition serigraphs and ledger drawings will be available at this years Native Treasures Art Market. More details forthcoming.

100th Annual SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market

Downtown Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

August 20–21, 2022

Booth Number: PAL S 257

Upcoming Art Presentation

Blackfeet Community College

“Gifts of Scarface” Internation Blackfoot Research Conference, Browning, MT

June 14–16, 2022

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

Cloud Cover

McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

September 11–January 8, 2022

Cosmic Motion (framed)

Ink and colored pencil on antique ledger paper (dated 1927)
Paper Size: 17 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches
Frame Size: 21 1/4 x 15 x 1 1/4 inches
Private Collection

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

Trails to the Nearest Star (framed)

Ink and colored pencil on antique ledger paper (dated 1927)
Paper Size: 17 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches
Frame Size: 21 1/4 x 15 x 1 1/4 inch
Private Collection

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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