Molly Heizer: Native and Natural
On Friday, August 18th, 2023, in celebration of the start of Indian Market Weekend, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 622 Canyon Road in Santa Fe, will present a show featuring the whimsical ceramic sculptures of Molly Heizer. The opening reception will take place from 5pm-7pm.
Molly’s ceramic sculptures pay creative homage to the symbols and characters found in Native American history. Her exploration of the Southwest’s high desert country has led her to a captivating fascination with ancient Indian cultures and their long-held spiritual beliefs. Molly has researched the native civilizations and studied their one-of-a-kind rock art along with the creative displays of their descendants, the Pueblo Indians. The stories teach their viewers many things, whether it’s to remember to enjoy the simple things in life or to always protect the sacred earth. Molly’s ultimate goal, however, is to put a smile on the viewer’s face – to bring the viewer as much joy through experiencing the final version of her craft as she experiences during the creation process.
Molly’s life journey has contributed uniquely to her present day craft. She studied archeology for many years, became an expert ceramicist, and was a member of the ski patrol; her love of nature and ancient cultures has greatly contributed to her sculptural works, and we are thrilled to celebrate 20 years and counting with Molly Heizer at Canyon Road Contemporary Art.