Gorman enters the Bronze Age!
Cheii - Grandfather - is a limited edition bronze sculpture by Diné artist, Michael Gorman which has been receiving a lot of well deserved attention. A meeting of traditional Diné culture and contemporary dress, Cheii expresses the duality of Native life in the Southwest.
Gorman has sold over half its edition in less than a year. Announced in 2020, Gorman took an innovative approach to funding the project through pre-order sales of the first 5 of the edition selling at $400, then $850, and currently at $1,250 with the next increase bringing the retail to $1,700.
"I wanted to pick a price point that put the work within reach of most people, but also was able to fund the project", says Gorman. "Bronze is such a beautiful medium, and I've wanted to create something in bronze for a longtime. There's something almost timeless about the look of it, it's longevity, and its place throughout history."
Cheii was originally created as a one-of-a-kind ceramic sculpture. It was included in at the 2019 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Center For the Arts' 40 Under 40 Show, and was featured in the 2019/2020 Taos Is Art Banners organized by the Taos Arts Council.
While each piece is cast from the same mold, each is hand chased and detailed giving every one of the edition its own unique hallmarks. The overall feel and aesthetic however is maintained throughout the edition.
This will be an Edition of 20 with 2 Artist's Proofs 2 Foundry Proofs, and 1 Record Casting for a total of 25.
The Gorman Tradition Continues...
The Gorman tradition of art continues with Michael Gorman, the latest generation to create beautiful and award winning art in a unique and breath-taking style that can best be described as ''Gorman''!
Michael's unique ceramic sculptures invite you to become a part of the process by imagining the form under each blanket or filling in the lines between each feature.
His photography can transport you across a distance.
Located on the east side of the historic Taos Plaza, the Michael Gorman Gallery is easy walking from restaurants & hotels, in the heart of Taos. There are two Free City Parking lots near the gallery, and On-Street Metered Parking (enforced Mon-Sat, 10-5).
The Gallery offers rotating shows of local and visiting artists. Michael Gorman is there most days, and is happy to talk about the gallery or give tips about your visit. You might also catch him sculpting or painting when you come by!