Tia x Chatter: Bless This Land

Tia Collection is pleased to support Chatter in their latest Santa Fe endeavors by creating a backdrop of loaned artwork from the collection, to be rotated on a bi-monthly basis. Each installation will be curated by members of the Tia team in an effort to share insight into the different perspectives we all experience with art. The theme for this first exhibition focuses on a sense of place and the land from an Indigenous perspective, accompanied by the poem “Bless This Land” by Joy Harjo, a member of Este Mvskokvlke (Muscogee Creek Nation) and Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground), and the 2019–2022 Poet Laureate of the United States—the first Native American US Poet Laureate in history and only the second poet to be appointed for three terms.

Left: Michael Naranjo, b.1944, K’apovi (Santa Clara). Little Cloud (Monumental), 1999. Top Right: (left) Patrick Dean Hubbell, b. 1986, Diné (Navajo), We Look Up To The Same Stars, 2017. (right)Kent Monkman, b. 1965, ᐅᒉᑯ ᓰᐱᐩ (Fisher River Cree Nation), Victory for the Water Protectors, 2018. Bottom Right: Teresa Baker, b. 1985, Nųmą́khų́·ki (Mandan), Nuxbaaga (Hidatsa), Headlands, 2017. Installation images courtesy of Bryon Flesher Photography.
Left to right: Fritz Scholder, 1937 – 2005, Payómkawichum (Luiseño), New Mexico 44, 1966. Jordan Ann Craig, b. 1992, Notameohmésêhese (Cheyenne), Colliding Clouds, 2020. Jeff Kahm, 1968 – 2021, Nêhiyawak (Cree), Converse No.5, 2017. Patrick Dean Hubbell, b. 1986, Diné (Navajo), We Look Up To The Same Stars, 2017.
Emmi Whitehorse, b.1957, Diné (Navajo), Pollen Path, 2020.