Nora Naranjo Morse

Feb 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019


Throughout her career, Nora Naranjo Morse’s artworks have addressed the commodification of indigenous culture. In her new project, Remembering, she appropriates the billboards in the Southwest to disrupt commercial advertising. Her billboards promote the protection of the sacredness of life. This exhibition will present her billboard project and recent sculpture.

Nora Naranjo Morse selected this site to engage the public’s awareness of Tava mountain (aka Pikes Peak), a sacred space for the Ute people, and the industrialized space of the Martin Drake Power Station on I-25. The power station exists on traditional tribal lands of the Ute people — a fact so many travelers along I-25 are unaware of. The message of the billboard is accompanied by an image Native people will recognize as cultural in nature. This message is for them as well. Remembering acknowledges and reaffirms the values crucial to our survival as indigenous people — Land. Culture. Community. Family