Nani Chacon at SITE Santa Fe

Nani Chacon, Four Genders Were Born... (detail, 2022), acrylic on polytab

Diné and Chicana painter, muralist, and art educator Nani Chacon explores themes of cultural repair and resistance to colonial narratives through her work.

In 10 newly commissioned large-scale paintings, Chacon merges Diné creation mythology and her own experiences as an Indigenous artist. The exhibition, SPECTRUM, includes a survey of her public murals and personal archive. Chacon’s practice is centered on large-scale, site-specific works of public art, as well as drawing, installation, and design. She uses figurative motifs in compositions that reflect contemporary Indigenous culture and identity.

SPECTRUM is on view at SITE Santa Fe through Aug. 21. Admission is free.

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