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BP3

Michael Namingha, BP3, 2017, chromongenic print of digital image, mounted on Plexiglas, 19 5/16 x 38 x 1 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2017 (2017.8) © Michael Namingha

BP3

Artist: Michael Namingha (American, Hopi, born 1977)
Date: 2017
Medium: digital chromogenic print mounted to shaped Plexiglas
Dimensions:
Support (irregular): 19 × 38 in. (48.3 × 96.5 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2017
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2017.8
Description
The Black Place, in New Mexico’s Bisti Badlands, is a desolate, fragile, and visually fascinating area that has been celebrated by artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Eliot Porter, and Walter Nelson. This unique landscape is also part of the San Juan Basin, which is rich in oil and gas. To make visible the contemporary issues of land preservation and land use, Michael Namingha drives a black wedge into his photograph of the hills of the Black Place, suggesting conflict, desecration, and absence.
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