Adrian Wall: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
Artist Talk, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 5:30–7:00 pm
A native of Jemez Pueblo and part Laguna and Chippewa, Adrian Wall comes by his talents naturally. His dad is a stone sculptor and his mother and sisters are potters. He began his own work as a potter and made the switch to sculpting in his late teens. A full-time sculptor since 1990, Adrian works with clay and bronze, but considers alabaster his primary medium. Always animated when he discusses his work, Wall delights in talking about the varying colors in the stone and its transformation into the distinctive faces that have become his signature.
While at SAR, Adrian will be working on a multi-piece sculptural hanging, admittedly a significant departure from his established style. His piece will be a representation of Pueblo life, which includes perceptions of environment, spiritual beliefs, and subsistence. His plan is to utilize information from the IARC collections to research symbols and designs that he can reinterpret as elements in his overall design.
Adrian is a member of the Indigenous Sculptors Society, an elite group of Native American sculptors dedicated to the advancement of stone sculpture. He has won several major awards, including Best in Division at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and 1st place in sculpture at the Cherokee Indian Market in 2007. His work can be found in museums and private collections across the United States.
Admission free and open to the public.
RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org by Monday, November 16, 2009.