Gen-erate presents David Sloan
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Gen-erate teen Malia Seva asked two artists to address themes of displacement through printmaking techniques for her Gen-erate public program. Artist David Sloan is making cards about displaced ideology of native peoples in western consumer culture. Artist Hollis Moore is making seed paper meant to be planted and returned to the earth. Both programs call for a return to the earth, and aim to connect participants during a period of isolation.
To participate in Malia’s program, sign up here to receive your free card from David Sloan or Hollis Moore (while supplies last).
David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan is a contemporary artist working in primarily 2-d visual arts. He is an enrolled member of the Diné tribe and identifies as his mother’s clan, Tódích’íi’nii, (Bitter water clan), born for English/Welsh American from his father’s Mother, while his maternal grandfather is of Tohono O’odham and Navajo tribes, and his paternal grandfather is of Irish/Scottish/English American descent. His art integrates pop graphic styles as well as Navajo language into the mediums of, painting, printmaking, digital design as well as some silversmithing. He was born and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received his B.A. in 2-d Studio Arts, minoring in Environmental Science, from the University of Arizona in 2003. David has worked as a self-employed artist since 2009, also working part time, co-managing a screen printing shop since 2014 and is a Board Member for Santa Fe Indian Center since 2017.
Hollis Moore is an artist and educator living in Albuquerque, NM. She is currently working towards a Master in Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico. Her work investigates political ecology and water with place-based and phenomenological journeys, printmaking, papermaking, and installation. She earned an MFA from UNM in 2018 in Printmaking and Art &Ecology. Moore and Kaitlin Bryson co-founded Submergence Collective in 2019 and collaborated in Siddharthangar, Nepal on a river restoration project with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon and Lannan Foundation, Pratima-Neema Memorial Foundation, and the Burning Man Global Arts Grant. Moore was awarded a Land Arts International Travel Grant for her MFA thesis, pulse flow, on water-sharing and restoration in the Colorado River Delta. She has participated in residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, Land Arts of the American West, LEAP at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and Signal Fire Arts. Her work has been exhibited at 516 Arts, Harwood Art Center, Open Space Visitor Center Gallery, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Small Engine Gallery, SITE Lab, and Santa Fe Art Institute.
Malia Seva is a student artist at the New Mexico School for the Arts living and exhibiting artwork in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Gen-erate is a new program through SITE’s Education Department that offers three Santa Fe teens the chance to curate public programs at SITE and to engage in intergenerational programming that responds to the themes of SITE exhibitions, focuses on topical issues of local importance, and brings teens and adults together for constructive dialogue through the exploration of contemporary art and expression. This program is supported by a grant from Santa Fe County. SITE’s first three Gen-erate teens are Lavina Gray, Natalia Payne, and Malia Seva.