The sculptures the Colorado artist has on display at Plinth Gallery in RiNo are inspired by textures and stories from her travels. They also honor the resilience of people fighting the pandemic around the world.
The piece has been in the institution’s possession for four decades, but questions about its provenance have been raised in recent years. Scholars and advocates of museum decolonization are disappointed by DAM’s inaction.
The annual art show is introducing several new features, including online purchasing and a virtual walk-through, while altering community events from years past to achieve a safer environment for showcasing artwork.
The Colorado Springs-based artist and activist’s latest work—on display now at the Art Students League of Denver—is a piece of social commentary on how Western culture views Native American people and their art.