News for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SAR welcomes Navajo weaver Marlowe Katoney as the 2015 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow.

The AcquisitionThe AcquisitionMarlowe Katoney, 2014. Wool. Photo courtesy of the artist.The AcquisitionMarlowe Katoney, 2014. Wool. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Santa Fe, NM ─The School for Advanced Research welcomes Navajo weaver Marlowe Katoney as the 2015 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow. Originally trained as a painter, Katoney incorporates the aesthetic sense he learned from painting into his weavings.

While at SAR, Katoney plans to delve into the IARC’s extensive textile collection to stimulate his academic growth and help him produce a new pictorial weaving. He expects to be exposed to a wide spectrum of perspectives, from historical Navajo weaving to contemporary concepts of design and subject matter.

The human figure, long of interest to Katoney, will act as a vehicle for his subject matter and composition. In addition to exploring figurative designs, Katoney plans to utilize various weaving techniques and experiment with non-traditional color combinations. “Creating a work for the SAR collection,” he explains, “will allow me the artistic freedom to create a work without the angst of compromising my artistic freedom to meet a widely expected notion about Navajo weaving.”

Katoney will be in residence at SAR from September 1 to December 1, 2015.

Please join SAR for a public lecture, reception, and open studio for Marlowe Katoney.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Place: SAR Board Room and Dubin Studio (660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe)
Admission: Free
RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org by Monday, November 16

Katoney will be in residence from September 1—December 1, 2015. Visit http://katoney.sarweb.org for additional information.

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