THE LENA WALL

The Lena Wall  project displays wheatpaste artwork on the side of a large building on the corner of Lena Street and Second Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Displays change occasionally. The project is made possible through the generosity of Cloud Cliff. The Lena Wall is curated by Matthew Chase-Daniel. Contact: matthew@chasedaniel.com

Amelia Bauer, images from The Wintering

artist info at ameliabauer.com

From the artist:

 

THE WINTERING
In 2014, I left New York City after nearly two decades there for a secluded home in Central New York, a region with a rich history of enthusiastic and occult religion. Route 20 – which passed just north of this new home – functioned in the 19th century as one of the main passages for Americans flowing westward, and was termed The Psychic Highway; the swath of land surrounding it was known as the Burned-Over District, so named because of the religious fervor that roiled the people of this area. The area became a staging ground for America’s earliest forays into alternative religious ideas and a thoroughfare for the occult. Spiritualism, Mormonism, Christian Science, and a slew of other precursors to the “New Age” sprung from this region and set the stage for what would become a quintessentially American attitude of self-invention, self-help, and self-realization. After spending the coldest winter on record in my secluded home, I began a series of work utilizing a vocabulary of traditional American crafts and a whimsical approach to create costumed self-portraits and ritualistic objects as means of exploring these interior and exterior landscapes in the spirit of those who inhabited this region before me.

Amelia & Matthew on Honey Harris' Big Show KBAC

Lamp-Lit (excerpt), 2021

poem by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate

Covid Safe Posters from the City of Santa Fe, 2020

Artwork by: Kevin Allende, Iliana M. Briceño, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Ed Epping, John Paul Granillo, Taslim van Hattum, Terran Last Gun, Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, Jonathan Meade, Jessica Ortiz, Artemisio Romero y Carver, Windsong Tapia, Diego Ulibarri

This series of artworks are part of the City of Santa Fe’s Arts and Culture Department’s Culture Connects CARES artist activations to promote COVID-safe practices in our community.