No. 562: “On This Ground,” Jason Garcia

Episode No. 562 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Sarah Chasse and Karen Kramer, and artist Jason Garcia (Okuu Pin).

Chasse and Kramer are the co-curators of a new installation of the Peabody Essex Museum’s Native American and American collections titled “On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America.” The installation joins two separate institutional collections in a way that joins art to 10,000 years of North American history. “On This Ground” often suggests and reveals how art influenced and extended ideas core to the continental story. The installation is on view indefinitely.

Garcia’s work — specifically artworks from his Tewa Tales of Suspense! series — is included in the PEM’s collection and in “On This Ground.” Garcia’s work often examines and interprets American and Pueblo history in ways that revise old, whites-centering narratives. His work is in the collection of museums such as the Heard Museum in Phoenix, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Instagram: Sarah Chasse, Karen Kramer, Jason Garcia, Tyler Green.

Air date: August 11, 2022.

Jason Garcia, #7 Victory, 1680–1692, from the “Tewa Tales of Suspense!” series, 2019-2020.

Robert Feke, Portrait of Judge Richard Saltonstall, about 1750.

T.C. Cannon, Indian with Beaded Headdress, 1978.

Tompkins Harrison Matteson, Trial of George Jacobs, Sr. for Witchcraft, 1855.

Installation view, Will Wilson photographs in “On the Ground” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

George Ropes Jr., Salem Common on Training Day, 1808.

Installation view of works from Jason Garcia’s “Tewa Tales of Suspense!” series at the Peabody Essex Museum,.

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