Orlando Allison is a modern visual Hopi artist from the Southwest. His works are predominantly in the acrylic medium on stretched canvas and beach wood panels. Works also include a growing series of large and small scale visual map projection installations. Orlando is a self-taught artist with an emphasis on a modern reinterpretation of Hopi mythology. A distilling down of myths into a modern, aesthetic, accessible construct that people can understand so as to help them view the greater mystery. In recent years, Orlando has gotten his start at numerous group shows throughout the Arizona metropolitan area, particularly, in Tempe and Phoenix. Moreover, Orlando has begun showing on the Indian Market circuit throughout the United States. Thus far, has participated in The 81st annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture at the Museum of Northern Arizona in 2014; taking home Second place in the drawing and painting category. Also, The 2015 Heard Museum Indian Market where he placed First and Best of Class in his category. Furthermore, shows include Orlando’s introduction to the 25th
annual Autry Museum Indian Arts Marketplace in Los Angeles, California. Where he was also awarded The West Family in honor of W. Richard West, Sr. Best of Painting and Mixed Media Award. Recently, the 96th Santa Fe Indian Market awarded Orlando second place in the painting, drawing, and, graphics category. Currently, Orlando lives
in Tempe, Arizona where he continues to push his boundaries stylistically and conceptually while maintaining a traditional thread throughout his creations.

Orlando Allison is a modern visual Hopi artist from the Southwest. His works are predominantly in the acrylic medium on stretched canvas and beach wood panels. Works also include a growing series of large and small scale visual map projection installations. Orlando is a self-taught artist with an emphasis on a modern reinterpretation of Hopi mythology. A distilling down of myths into a modern, aesthetic, accessible construct that people can understand so as to help them view the greater mystery. In recent years, Orlando has gotten his start at numerous group shows throughout the Arizona metropolitan area, particularly, in Tempe and Phoenix. Moreover, Orlando has begun showing on the Indian Market circuit throughout the United States. Thus far, has participated in The 81st annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture at the Museum of Northern Arizona in 2014; taking home Second place in the drawing and painting category. Also, The 2015 Heard Museum Indian Market where he placed First and Best of Class in his category. Furthermore, shows include Orlando’s introduction to the 25th
annual Autry Museum Indian Arts Marketplace in Los Angeles, California. Where he was also awarded The West Family in honor of W. Richard West, Sr. Best of Painting and Mixed Media Award. Recently, the 96th Santa Fe Indian Market awarded Orlando second place in the painting, drawing, and, graphics category. Currently, Orlando lives
in Tempe, Arizona where he continues to push his boundaries stylistically and conceptually while maintaining a traditional thread throughout his creations.

  • ALLISON, ORLANDO – MIXED MEDIA POP ART PAINTING

    $3,800.00

    Butterfly Dream

    This particular painting was conceived and conjured up under direct influences of vivid

    memories and persistent dreams. Revealing a tapestry of myth manifesting in symbolic and

    metaphoric images of my energetic youth residing within my modern frame of reference. Each

    visual element crescendoing into a calypso of excitement felt by a young youth experiencing all

    the modern pleasures of an American living in the 90’s and fusing of summer Hopi social butterfly

    dances.

    The representational yet abstract nature is a result of the marginalizing effects of occurring in

    two worlds with opposing worldviews. In this way demonstrating the resilience of our

    grandparents to maintain ancient rituals as the people evolve. For instance, the folk tails and

    myths are transforming as the people evolve. The environment transforms the culture and we

    respond to it while the stories shape. Transforming to the situation of the people. A

    phenomenon that echoes throughout all Native culture and arts.

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    ALLISON, ORLANDO – POP ART CIRCA 1900’s

    $3,800.00

    Circa 1900’s

    The central image was taken from a turn of the century Edward Curtis photo of a young man

    from the village of Moenkopi on Third Mesa, Arizona. The image was found in the Library of

    Congress archives. What initially garnered my interest was how striking the individual appeared

    in the photograph. His attire was really an intriguing relic of the past causing me to wonder

    about the young man’s life in his utilitarian dress up. With little information about the person’s

    life, my thoughts began to wonder.

    These relics from the past must be brought through a transformation and assimilated into the

    qualities of today. Into the new possibilities, into the new vision of the universe. these must

    be kept alive. Artist sole duty and function is the mythologization of the environment and the

    world. the myths of the old must be regenerated if they’re going to have any impact.

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