Long Playing (LP): 33 1/3 Anniversary Exhibition

February 19 – March 19, 2016

AINU ROBE | HOKKAIDO, JAPAN | MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY | COTTON | 54" X 48" | #15009

Ancestor Head

ANCESTOR HEAD | FLORES ISLAND, INDONESIA | 19TH  CENTURY OR EARLIER  | LIMESTONE | 23" X 9" | #17015

 

DANCE SKIRT PANEL | KUBA KINGDOM, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO | 20TH CENTURY | WOVEN & APPLIQUE RAFFIA (MOUNTED ON A STRETCHER) | 38" X 32" | #6500
 

MONKEY DANCE MASK | NORTH CENTRAL GUATEMALA | EARLY 20TH CENTURY | WOOD, POLYCHROME | 8" X 6.5" X 4" | #19095

DOG SCULPTURE | HUMBOLDT BAY, WEST PAPUA | CIRCA 1900 | POLYCHROMED WOOD | 8" X 17.5" X 4" | # 17468

SHAWL (REBOZO) |   QUEZALTENANGO, GUATEMALA | 20TH CENTURY | COTTON AND SILK | 87" X 30" | # 1282

SHIELD | MOFU CULTURE, CAMEROON | EARLY 20TH CENTURY | LEATHER | 39" X 26" | #14758
 

FOOTED BOWL | HIGHLAND NARINO, COLOMBIA | AD 1250-1500 | EARTHENWARE | 5" X 8" | #  3787

CURRENCY ANKLET | SENUFO CULTURE, IVORY COAST | 19TH  CENTURY | COPPER ALLOY | 4" X 8" X 4" | #4016

SEATED FIGURE | COLIMA STATE, WEST COAST MEXICO | 200BC - AD200 | EARTHENWARE | 14" X 7.5" X 6.5" | #19038

PALM WINE VESSEL | IBO CULTURE, OWERRI NKREVI AREA,NIGERIA | 20TH CENTURY | EARTHENWARE | 18" X 11" | #19050

HAORI | JAPAN | TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY | SILK | 49" X 36" | # 13932
 

KENTE CLOTH | EWE CLUTURE, GHANA OR TOGO | 20TH CENTURY | COTTON | 101" X 68" | # 9632
 

CULT STONE (ZEMI) | TAINO CULTURE, DOMINCAN REPUBLIC | AD 900-1500 | LIMESTONE | 9" X 10" X 4" | #11811
 

SEATED FIGURE (COQUERO) | HIGHLAND NARINO, COLOMBIA | AD700-1200 | EARTHENWARE | 17.5" X 6.5" X 8.5" | # 19026

VOTIVE STUPA | MYANMAR | 18TH-19TH CENTURY | BRONZE | 23" X 15" | #14523
 

GRANARY DOOR | BAMANA CULTURE, MALI | EARLY 20TH CENTURY | WOOD | 67" X 28" X 2" | #10379

MARBLE TOP TABLE |  GUANGDONG PROVINCE, CHINA | CIRCA 1900 | WOOD AND MARBLE | 32" X 35" | #11301

BOTTLE | MATAKAM CULTURE, CHAD | 20TH CENTURY | EARTHENWARE | 19" X 10" | #15653

CORONET "ORIKOGBOFO | YORUBA CULTURE, NIGERIA | 20TH CENTURY | GLASS BEADS AND CLOTH | 8" X 8.5" X 8.5" | #18786

PLUMBATE CYLINDER | MAYAN CULTURE, PACIFIC COAST | EARLY POST CLASSIC, 10TH -12TH CENTURY | EARTHENWARE | 9.5" X 4" | # 12778
 

LLAMA EFFIGY | CHANCAY CULTURE, PERU | AD 800-1200 | EARTHENWARE | 9.75" X 14" X 7" | #18415
 

ROKKAKU MUKOZUKE SET OF 4 | JAPAN | EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY | STONEWARE | 2.5" X 3" | # 13824

CASAS GRANDES OLLA | CHIHUAHUA STATE,  MEXICO | AD 1280-1450 | EARTHENWARE | 9" X 9" | #14649

GEOMETIRC  BOWL | MIMBRES CULTURE, SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO |  AD 975 - 1125 | EARTHENWARE | #14663

PRESTIGE STOOL | ASANTE CULTURE, GHANA | 20TH CENTURY | WOOD | 15" X 22" 10" | # 15128
 

STORAGE VESSEL | DAGARI CULTURE, BURKINA FASO | 20TH CENTURY | EARTHENWARE | 17" X 16" | #19079
 

QUEEN MOTHER'S PIPE | BAMUN CULTURE, CAMEROON | 20TH CENTURY | EARTHENWARE | 23" X 8" X 9.5" | #18655

BEER VESSEL "CHOMO" | SHIPIBO-CONIBO CULTURE, PERU  | MID 20TH CENTURY | SLIP DECORATED EARTHENWARE |  23.5" X 25" | 16885
 

STIRRUP VESSEL | CHONGOYAPE DISTRICT, NORTHERN  PERU | 1200-1000 BC | EARTHENWARE | 8.5" X 4" X 5" | # 19042

FETISH MASK | DAN/GREBO CULTURES, LIBERIA | EARLY 20TH CENTURY | WOOD | 11.5" X 6.5" X 5" | # 18758

STANDING COUPLE | DOGON CULTURE, MALI | 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER | IRON | 9.5" X 4.00' X 1.5" | #18392
 

BOLI | BAMANA CULTURE, MALI | LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY | WOOD AND EARTH | 9" X 14" X 4" | # 18794

Press Release

Over the past thirty years plus, the Douglas Dawson Gallery has mounted regular thematic exhibitions of ancient and historic ethnographic art with a principal focus on aesthetics, supplemented by detailed contextual information.  These numerous exhibitions have included art of pre-Columbian America, African ceramics and sculpture, Japanese ceramics and textiles, and archaic Asian art and artifacts. This exhibition “Long Playing (LP) 33 1/3” celebrates 33 1/3 years of such memorable exhibitions.

Curated by the Douglas Dawson gallery staff, Nancy Bender, Armando Espana, Wallace Bowling, and of course Douglas Dawson, this exhibition highlights our current and available inventory. These various selections commemorate a wide range of exhibitions spanning the thirty three and one-third years at six different gallery locations.  The annotated list below aligns each present object with a past exhibition. Hope you enjoy this exhibition as much as we enjoyed remembering/researching our past.

Gallery Exhibitions Celebrated 

1983  Great Textiles Tradition: FOLK JAPAN   

1984 Indonesia

1985 Ceremonial Textiles from Zaire

1986 Masks: Mexico, Guatemala, and Bolivia,

1987  OCEANIA, Traditional art of New Guinea and Melanesia 

1988  IKAT : THE UNCOMMON THREAD               

1989  Deadly Intentions: Traditional Tribal Weaponry

1990  Narino: Painted Pottery of Ancient Colombia

1991 MONEY Traditional Tribal Currency

1992 Ancient Splendors: Pre-Columbian Art of the Americas

1993 African Ceramics: Ancient and Historic Earthenware Vessels

1994  SHIBORI  Tie-Dye Textiles of Japan 1900 – 1926

1995  EWE TEXTILES

1996  STONES: Ancient Stone Sculpture from the Americas

1997  Ancient Colombian Ceramics of Narino

1998  In the Diminutive: Miniature Buildings

1999  KNOCK-KNOCK: Antique Tribal Doors

2000  High Style: Chinese Art Deco Furniture

2001  Of the Earth: Ancient and Historic African Ceramics

2002  Yoruba Beadwork

2003  SELECTIONS

2004  Chancay, Art of Coastal Peru

2005  Oribe (Japanese Ceramics)

2006  Casas Grandes: Ancient Ceramics of Northern Mexico

2007  From There To Here: Turning 25

2008  Be Seated: African Furniture

2009 First Art: Historic African Ceramics

2010  2500 Years of Clay: African Ceramics

2011 Amazonian Clay: Ceramics of the Shipibo-Conibo Indians

2012 Animal Instinct

2013  Modernist Roots: Ethnographic Influences on Modernist Aesthetic

2014  Scaled Down: The Power of Small

2015  Keeping Secrets: Fetish in African Art