June DIGITAL RESIDENT
“My work is a statement of the harsh, often self-contradictory ideologies on which
America is built. I am interested in how dystopian landscapes speak to long standing
American social problems. Using found materials, obsessive mark making, text, and
hyperbole, I hope that my work encourages dialogue among different classes of people.
From athletes to historical figures, from cars to fast food, I use symbols to
cross-examine stereotypes and institutions that perpetuate inequalities. Consumerism
offers us both practical and impermanent symbols in our lives that, in some ways, have
become standards of Western civilization. By changing the context of these symbols, I
hope to transform them into instruments of meaningful reflection.”
Nashville based artist, Marlos E’van received their BFA from Watkins College of Art,
Design, and Film in 2016. From street art to canvases; from performance art to
filmmaking, E’van interweaves different mediums such as painting, performance, and
filmmaking to create worlds in which their art lives and has caught recognition from such
publications such as Hyperallergic and Native Magazine. In addition to their work as an
artist, E’van cofounded/co-designs M-SPAR, McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency
out of the McGruder Center in North Nashville.
More on Marlos:
Mineral House Media’s digital residency program is series of online “takeovers.” Each selected artist is given full control of the Mineral House Media Instagram feed for 3 weeks. Residents complete an interview to be published at the close of their designated month. It is a great way to experiment, showcase your practice in a new way, and develop a new following. We still have openings for 2019, so Apply Here!