2019 MoCNA Social Engagement Art Residents Announced
|July 11, 12–4 pm||Da-Ka-Xeen-Mehner||401 Grant Ave #365, Santa Fe, NM 87501|
|July 12, 1–4 pm||Da-Ka-Xeen-Mehner||State Road 68 #blg 854 , Alcalde, NM 87511|
|July 13, 12–4 pm||Da-Ka-Xeen-Mehner||Cathedral Park, Santa Fe NM 87501|
|July 14, 12–4 pm||Da-Ka-Xeen-Mehner||Plaza, Santa Fe NM 87501|
|July 15, 12–4 pm||Da-Ka-Xeen-Mehner||TBA|
|July 16, 4:30–7:30pm||Marie Watt||1590 Pacheco St, Santa Fe NM, 87505|
|July 17, 4:30–7:30pm||Marie Watt||1415 W Alameda St, Santa Fe NM 87501|
For more information, please contact MoCNA Membership and Program Manager Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) at (505) 428-5907 or [email protected]
Da-Ka-Xeen-Mehner (Tlingit) is a multimedia artist that roots his work in the Tlingit artistic tradition. His work stems from an examination of a multicultural heritage and social expectations and definitions. In particular his work focuses on the constructs of Native American identity, and an attempt to define “self” outside these constructs. Mehner has received a number of awards including a 2015 United States Artist Fellowship, a 2015 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, and 2014 Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artist Fellowship. Mehner is currently the Director of the Native Art Center and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Marie Watt (Seneca Nation) is a contemporary installation and fiber artist. Her work draws from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and Indigenous principles, and addresses the interaction of the arc of history with the intimacy of memory. Blankets, one of her primary materials, are everyday objects that can carry extraordinary histories of use. Selected collections include the National Gallery of Canada, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and Renwick Gallery of American Art, The Albright-Knox Gallery, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Facebook, The Seattle Art Museum; and The United States Library of Congress.
For more information please contact MoCNA Membership and Program Manager Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) at (505) 428-5907 or [email protected]