Gallery Athena

Beckoning Worlds – the art of Lisa Freeman

Eons ago at a housesitting gig in the East Village for art critic Dore Ashton (author of A Joseph Cornell Album) there sat a Joseph Cornell box on a shelf above the bed to my great delight. Experiencing Lisa Freeman’s “whirls,” as she calls them – because the pieces can spin around – gives me a similar buoyancy. Like Cornell, she crafts assemblages which incorporate cast-off and discarded artifacts. Freeman says she’s drawn to “explore the mystery of the forgotten,” allowing the objects to lead the narrative, inviting the viewer to participate in the mystery and “embrace the unknown.” Lisa Freeman’s spinning, story-environments are thought-provoking, beckoning worlds. – Mark Katzman

INTERVIEW WITH LISA FREEMAN

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photo credit: david noah

CHILDREN OF GOD

HIROSHIMA HOLIDAY

ROOM OF HER OWN

WHITEWASHED HAINT

ROSIE’S COMPASS

JEWELS OF GAZA

                                                                                           photographs by Laulea Taylor