News for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Press Release: SAR welcomes Kathleen Wall as the 2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow

"Harvesting Wild Onions"Credit: Kathleen Wall. "Harvesting Wild Onions," 2014. Mixed media. Photo courtesy of the artist."Harvesting Wild Onions"Credit: Kathleen Wall. "Harvesting Wild Onions," 2014. Mixed media. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Santa Fe, NM ─ The School for Advanced Research (SAR) welcomes Kathleen Wall as the 2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. A Jemez Pueblo sculptor, Wall continues the clay tradition passed on to her by her mother and grandmother. Recently she has added painting to her artistic repertoire and plans to incorporate the two arts in her project at SAR. Her investigations into the past are leading to a complex new project focused on Native American personal names that contain references to specific geographic locations. She sees this tradition as a significant custom that ties individuals directly to their communities.

While at SAR, Wall intends to utilize the Indian Arts Research Center collection to further her exploration. Ultimately, she plans to use her research to build pottery portraits that will be partnered with paintings illustrating their Native, personal names—physically connecting the individual to the geographic, linguistic location. This subject matter is of utmost importance to Wall as she has noticed that as populations grow, many people lack appreciation for the land they live on as well as that of their ancestors. She hopes that by connecting people to place, appreciation for the land will increase.

Kathleen Wall’s work has been featured in collections and exhibitions across the United States including solo exhibitions at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2009) and the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts (2014.) Over the years, she has won numerous awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Indian Market and Fair, and Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market.

Please join SAR for a public lecture, reception, and open studio for Kathleen Wall.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 26 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, May 23.

Wall will be in residence from March 1—May 31, 2016. Visit kwall.sarweb.org for additional information.

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