Edie Fake creates new installation for Meow Wolf Santa Fe

Meow Wolf’s Santa Fe exhibition continues to evolve. The art and entertainment company has partnered with acclaimed artist and activist Edie Fake in a new installation debuted in Fall 2023 entitled “Catacomber’s All-Ways” at House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe.

Fake’s labyrinthian hallway is comprised of 35 floor-to-ceiling panels, each hand painted in a dizzying geometric design. The artist’s intention was to create a disorienting effect, achieved by showcasing two cameras, mirrors, and video screens throughout the space.

Edie Fake is a painter and visual artist whose work examines issues of trans identity and “queer space” through the lens of architecture and ornamentation. Known for pushing boundaries and challenging societal norms, Fake’s work delves into the realms of identity, gender, and queer culture, offering a visual narrative that captivates and challenges audiences. Fake’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his collection of comics, Gaylord Phoenix, won the 2011 Ignotz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. Fake’s latest projects include mural installations for The Drawing Center, NYC and BAMPFA in Berkeley, CA.

“We regularly add new art to the exhibition so it’s different every time our guests visit,”  Susan Garbett, General Manager of Meow Wolf Santa Fe, said. “Edie’s work is a perfect fit for us in both ethos and the physical artwork. We’d been waiting for the right artist to evolve this particular room into a maximal, over the top color explosion. Edie certainly delivered.”

The new installation is open to the public now. Visitors and art enthusiasts are invited to explore the installation and embark on a journey through an extraordinary world of creativity and imagination.

ABOUT MEOW WOLF

Recognized in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies (2022 and 2020), Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company that creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. The company’s first location in Santa Fe opened in 2016 and showcases the THEA Award-winning, international sensation, House Of Eternal Return, where two million visitors have now discovered a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and surreal, maximalist and mesmerizing art exhibits.

In 2019, Meow Wolf expanded beyond Santa Fe and opened Kaleidoscape, the world’s first artist-driven ride at Elitch Gardens in Denver. Meow Wolf opened their second permanent installation, Omega Mart, at AREA15 in Las Vegas and their third permanent installation in Denver opened in September 2021, Convergence Station.

The next permanent exhibitions will open in Grapevine, TX in 2023, and Houston, TX in 2024. Meow Wolf is proud to be the only certified B-Corporation in the themed entertainment industry, with a team dedicated to social impact and building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

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