The Ultimate Sophistication

Closing December 21, 2022

A exhibition of the work of photographer Kyle Knox (Hopi, Akimel O’otham (GRIC), Pee-Posh (Maricopa))  

October 8 - December 21, 2022

Kyle Knox’s photographs of women wearing traditional clothing designed and produced by Phillip Smith (SRPMIC) offer a glimpse of O’odham dress before European colonization and American influence. Knox feels precontact attire embodies the intersection of art and utility. It is refined, yet simple, and quite ingenious in its use of materials and its aesthetics. For this reason, he declares, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”