The artist and musician Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo) will host a free evening public program on Saturday, April 18, which starts at 7 pm at the Coe Center for the Arts.
Through a week of intensive study of works of art from the Coe Collection, Wall will create a multimedia public program using Projection Mapping—projecting immersive 3D renderings of objects onto the Coe space. Wall will select artworks from different eras and regions, tying each object to the land and people to highlight current and historic threats through coded visual imagery and original musical movements for each object. “Mapping Our History, Projecting Our Future” will merge past and present art forms and technologies resulting in a complex vision of resilience through cultural production.
Adrian Wall is a sculptor from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. He has been sculpting since his late teens and has always had an affinity for stone sculpture. While Adrian Wall’s primary medium is stone, he works with many materials, including clay, bronze, and glass. He has won several major awards in sculpture competitions across the United States and is a member of the Indigenous Sculptor’s Society, an elite group of Native American Sculptors dedicated to the advancement of stone sculpture.
Wall’s work can be found in the museum collections of the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum, and the Hauku Museum. Adrian has been the recipient of several fellowships including the National Museum of the American Indian Visiting Artist Fellow, School of Advanced Research’s Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship and Southwest Association for Indian Arts Fellowship. The subjects of Wall’s sculptures most often relate to his Pueblo heritage. Stylistically, Wall is well known for blending figurative detail with abstract forms. Wall currently lives in Jemez Pueblo with his family and maintains a studio practice.
The Coe Center’s Creating Side-by-Side Artist Series is an ongoing program that gathers leading Indigenous artists to have unfettered access to the Coe’s permanent collection in order to study and create on their own terms. The artists then work with the Coe to develop a public program of their own design, ranging from artist talks, workshops, or performances, built to engage the community in meaningful moments of shared experience that further our understanding of the power and breadth of contemporary Indigenous arts.
This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.