Freeform Art Space is pleased to present Aftermath: Reactions to cataclysm and evolution, the first solo show of Kelly Eckel’s work in Santa Fe, curated by Aimee Gwynne Franklyn. The works in Aftermath are drawn from three of Eckel’s series: Remnants of War, Scratched Surface, and Genetic Memory.
Eckel’s vision is inspired by her reactions to violence, transformation, societal narcissism, and the fractiousness of the natural world. Through an exacting process, she transposes her observations using the media of photography, printmaking, and drawing. Beautiful and stark, many of the images communicate the paralysis and outrage that result from the brutality inherent in our cyclical history. Her representations of evolution challenge our traditional ideas of “progress” and how we develop as a species.