Solo Exhibition: Cavern of Curiosities


  • freeform art space 1619 C De Baca Lane Santa Fe, NM, 87505 United States

Curated by Aimee Gwynne Franklyn

Opening Reception:
SATURDAY July 16th, 5:00 - 8pm
art space hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5pm and by appointment

Gallery: 505.692.9249 or 505.995.9822

Can the volatile beauty of our planet contain us, or will we be extinguished by its inherent eccentricities? In Cavern of Curiosities, Albuquerque artist Lea Anderson creates living, philosophical worlds that echo the formal variations seen in natural systems. FUTUREFEELD, Anderson’s spectacular installation and the centerpiece of Cavern of Curiosities, is a whirling parallel universe, composed of hundreds of electrifying digital prints on formed acetate, with multiple inclusions of magnificently colored synthetic fibers. Anderson’s world is stirring and hypnotic, a threatening desert landscape, softened by opalescent entities, as if floating in a waking dream.

This ambivalent view of what lies ahead for us is manifested with piercing beauty. The collision of form and intent is inspiring, stunning and worrisome all at once. Cavern of Curiosities is an unabashedly unfiltered portrayal of our world and our future, in to which we are all accelerating, poorly equipped, but armed with an innate, organic and beautiful optimism.

Also included in Cavern of Curiosities, are newly commissioned three-dimensional works that expand on the concepts examined in FUTUREFEELD.