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New Mixed Media Sculpture by Cannupa Hanska Luger in Scottsdale

, Feb 13, 2014

Contact: Denise Phetteplace
Phone: 505-954-9902
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Young Sculptor Creates Art that Defies Convention and Has Palpable Emotional Tension

Cannupa Hanska Luger encapsulates the moment of “devourment” in his new solo show…

SCOTTSDALE, A.Z. & SANTA FE, N.M. [February 11, 2014] – Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary are pleased to announce an upcoming show of new mixed media sculpture by Cannupa Hanska Luger. The show titled, Eat Prey, Love is scheduled to take place in our Scottsdale location February 20 – March 2, 2014 with an artist opening night reception on Thursday, March 20th from 7 – 9pm.

Luger crafts aesthetically pleasing and intellectually engaging mixed media sculptures composed of ceramic combined with paper, yarn, foam, wrapped wire, and found objects. His clay works share a clear minimalist style characterized by smooth, often repeating, lateral planes rendered in soft shades of cream and grey, accentuated by occasional pops of color. Luger’s newest body of work encapsulates the moment of “devourment”—expressed through tactile and minimalist interpretations of creatures from the Animal Kingdom. The sculptures are a celebration of the carnal feast, where he explores the visceral moment in which the hunter indulgently reaps his rewards.

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a talented young artist on a fast track to success! His deft handling of materials combined with unique and thoughtful concepts, make his sculptures a pleasure to behold. Do not miss an opportunity to see his newest body of work at Blue Rain Contemporary in Scottsdale, Arizona.


About Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. Eclectic in nature, the gallery features an extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Blue Rain Contemporary is located at 7137 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone 505.954.9902 or 480.874.8110. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at