2018 Indian Market Exhibitions

Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo): Table of Contents
August 10 – September 8, 2018
Opening Reception, Friday, August 10, 5-7pm


Annual Contemporary Native American Group Show: Native Visions 
August 17 – September 8, 2018
Opening Reception, Friday, August 17, 5-7pm


Solo Exhibition:

Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo)

Table of Contents

August 10 – September 8, 2018, Opening Reception, Friday, August 10, 5-7pm

Rose B. Simpson is constantly striving, pushing and experimenting with her ideas and artwork. Table of Contents, presents another unique chapter in Simpson’s pursuit of expressing her ideas and experiences in clay.

Simpson explains: “This show will consist of a small collection of large open vessels that have been deconstructed and put back together. I am calling these Storytellers. The Storytellers will contain abstracted forms and portraits; Stories. As much as this collection is an abstract concept, it is intentionally referencing the “storyteller” style of sculpture that was made famous through the work of contemporary Indigenous ceramists from Cochiti Pueblo, NM. This is one take of mine to bring the power of referencing our stories to the cultural inclusivity that abstraction can offer… once again working to bridge cultural communications through identifying the human condition that everyone, from every walk of life, can identify with.”

This is Simpson’s fifth solo exhibition at Chiaroscuro. Upcoming in Fall 2018, The Wheelwright Museum of Indian Art in Santa Fe, will present a major solo exhibition, Lit: The Work of Rose B. Simpson, 11/4/18 – 10/6/19. The mid-career retrospective exhibition includes new artwork made for the show, and historical pieces as well, outlining Simpsons chronology.


Group Exhibition:

Annual Contemporary Native American Group Show

Native Visions

August 17 – September 8, 2018, Opening Reception, Friday August 17, 5-7pm

Chiaroscuro’s contemporary Native American artists represent the core of our year round programing. The annual Native group show is an opportunity to present vibrant new work from Ambrose-Smith, Kahm, and Whitehorse, and new-to-the-market pieces from the estates of Rick Bartow and Harry Fonseca.


Neal Ambrose-Smith (Flathead Salish, Metis, Cree)

Rick Bartow (1946-2016) (Wiyot)

Harry Fonseca (1946-2006) (Maidu)

Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree)

Emmi Whitehorse (Navajo)


High resolution photographs available upon request;

Call John Addison at 505-992-0711 or email john@chiaroscurosantafe.com

Images available immediately before the show at www.chiaroscurosantafe.com