SAR Artists Live with Navajo weaver Marlowe Katoney will take place Monday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2015 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow. Originally trained as a painter, Marlowe incorporates his painterly aesthetics into his weavings. In speaking about his work, he says:
For me, being an artist is an ongoing pursuit of freedom. It’s of the aesthetic of not being limited to the notion of having to abide by the popular [perceptions] of beauty or to create something readily identifiable as being “Navajo” but instead it’s to deconstruct old ideas to create new ones. I found that often times other people’s notion of beauty are not necessarily my own. Under those circumstances, I find it a necessity to examine “the other” which some people may find unsavory or bland and reinvent it giving it new life. Addressing subject matter and composition in this way contextualizes traditional Navajo weaving into contemporary art.
Login to your Instagram account and go to SAR’s Instagram page at 6pm on August 31 to watch and chat with Marlowe live! (https://www.instagram.com/schoolforadvancedresearch)