Nora Naranjo Morse
February 23, 2019–August 25, 2019
In her exploration of new sculptural techniques, Naranjo Morse’s artworks advance the trajectory of Indigenous artistic traditions. When shifting between materials from nan to metal and back to nan, she raises her own questions about cultural change. She challenges the expectations that Pueblo art must remain confined by a set of restrictions deemed traditional by an outside commercial force. Resisting the idea that cultural loss is probable or inevitable, Naranjo Morse offers an alternative: embrace traditional Indegenous knowledge as a solution to the urgent issues of our time.