In her first solo exhibition, SPECTRUM, Nani Chacon attracts content material from Diné creation mythology and blends it along with her personal experiences as a recent Indigenous artist. Now on view at SITE Santa Fe, the present options eight newly commissioned large-scale work, a site-specific “woven mural,” and a survey of public artworks and private archival supplies.
“I’ve at all times been fascinated with discovering my place and the way I establish with creating art work as an Indigenous individual. I incorporate summary components of Diné imagery in my mural and illustrative practices as a approach for me to create tales and convey the viewer into the art work,” says Chacon.
Alongside SPECTRUM is a triptych of newly commissioned billboards, formed by symbolism and place. Every billboard design is a copy of an out of doors “mini mural” tracing the artist’s life path and lineage, the originals of that are positioned in Mora, Albuquerque, and Chinle — all vital locations for Chacon. Documented, printed, and put in on the west aspect of SITE Santa Fe’s constructing, the billboards are on view all through the length of the exhibition.
Nani Chacon (b.1980) is a Diné and Chicana artist, born in Gallup, New Mexico. Her observe consists of large-scale site-specific public artworks, drawing, set up, and design. Primarily working as a painter and muralist, she has proven nationally and internationally, creating initiatives that concentrate on neighborhood engagement, led by her private philosophy that artwork needs to be an accessible and significant catalyst for social change. Her work is acknowledged for its distinctive type, utilizing figurative subject material to discover the complexity of latest Indigenous tradition and identities, bringing these voices to the forefront of public arenas.
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