Artist Reception

Gerald “New Deer” Nailor: Paintings, Prints and Micaceous Jewelry




Ticket Info

Admission: Free

Event Description

Than Povi Fine Art Gallery (Cuyamungue-Exit 176 Hwy 84/285) is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings and prints by Gerald Nailor Jr. The exhibition will be on view through August 23. There will be a reception for the artist on August 21 from 3 - 6PM, the public is invite. The works on view comprise a comprehensive representative sampling of this prolific artists creations. The exhibition features 43 watercolor, tempera, oil, and pastel paintings as well as a sampling of archival inkjet prints and two unique sets of jewelry handmade from micaceous clay. Aritsts who have participated in the series to date include Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi-Choctaw), George Toya (Jemez), and Geraldine Tso (Navajo).

Gerald Nailor Jr. was born and raised at the Pueblo of Picuris in North Central New Mexico. He developed his love for art at an early age, being greatly influenced by his father Gerald Nailor, Sr. (1917-1952), a renowned Navajo painter whose murals decorate the Navajo Council Chambers in Window Rock, Arizona and the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC.

Gerald attended the Santa Fe Indian School from 1954-1958, where he studied Native American painting under excellent instruction. He painted in all media, preferring oil and watercolor. His work can be viewed at the Millicent Rogers Museum (permanent collection), Taos, New Mexico; Indian Pueblos Cultural Center Museum (permanent collection), Albuquerque, New Mexico; DeVargas Mall (on going skylight project), Santa Fe, New Mexico; Stables Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico; and with private collectors across the country. His work was a blue ribbon recipient at the Eight Northern Pueblos Art Show at San Ildefonso Pueblo in 1982. His print "Matachines at Picuris" adorns thirty-one of the suites at the Hotel Santa Fe and his painting of "The Picuris Basket Dance" hangs above the front desk at the Hotel Santa Fe.

Exhibition is on view from June 6 - August 24, 2014
Open 7 days a week 10 AM - 6 PM