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SMS Faculty Member Dawnja Burris Included in Hyperallergic Article, “Can Artists Help Preserve New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon?”

SMS Faculty Member Dawnja Burris has been included in the Hyperallergic article, “Can Artists Help Preserve New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon?”

“While in residence at Chaco during April 2019, Dawnja Burris created a re-photography project that involved shooting through transparencies from photos taken on a previous trip. The resulting images are enigmatic composites that speak to a mysterious landscape, layered in history. “This, to me, is a metaphor for what we can see, for what can be revealed. The legacy of Chaco is something more than what is apparent on the surface,” she told Hyperallergic. Chaco has long been an inspiration for Burris, and continues to be. “I refuse to call them ruins,” she said. “The place is very much alive.”

Read the full article here.

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