The Anxiety Show
“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” - T.S. Eliot.
The economic crisis, global warming, overpopulation, corporate globalization, terrorism and the wars have generated a free-floating anxiety, which is difficult not to internalize. The future seems uncertain at best. Will humans prevail, or have we passed the point of no return? Ten artists explore issues of anxiety from global to extremely personal. Five of the artists are sculptors and five do 2D work; of these, three are painters, one uses graphite and one mixed media. Nearly all of the artists have shown work at or attended Burning Man, where LadyBee was the art curator from 1999 - 2008. All of the work in this show is rich in emotional content, some quite dark and some using humor to address serious issues.