“Cabinet of Curiosities & Impossibilities” originally grew out of a group art exhibition in 2009 at the former headquarters of MOA, a spacious indoor gallery in Englewood, and in 2011 was later interpreted into a semi-permanent and favorite exhibit among patrons for over a decade. In 2022 MOA closed their indoor galleries and moved their headquarters to its recently renovated Marjorie Park location at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre and the artifacts and relics were put into storage. Hanzon will include several of the original objects in the reimagined experience, as well as many new treasures and stories. The cabinet will also serve as a programmable immersive theater experience in the near future, to include actors and audience participation, making the installation truly a one-of-a-kind and further exploring Hanzon and MOA’s extensive work in the immersive art space.Continue reading “Cabinet of Curiosities & Impossibilities, 2023”
Frost King or the Power of Love
Puppet Theatre Bench (maquette), 2008
Model for the Puppet Theatre at Marjorie Park. Located in the MOA main office.
Cabinet of Curiosities & Impossibilities, 2010
Original cabinets dated from the 16th century and were entire rooms of specimens. The most famous, best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class, and early practitioners of science formed collections that were the precursors to the museum. In the Cabinet of Curiosities & Impossibilities, MOA seeks to recreate the wonder and contemplation once aroused in the 19th century cabinets. Located in the Englewood indoor gallery of the Museum of Outdoor Arts.Continue reading “Cabinet of Curiosities & Impossibilities, 2010”
Holly Berry Art Car, 2009-2010
1958 Cadillac designed and fabricated to promote Hudson Holiday at the Hudson Gardens & Events Center.Continue reading “Holly Berry Art Car, 2009-2010”
Hudson Holiday, 2009-2010
Immersive installation of 15 acre light show at the Hudson Gardens & Event Center.Continue reading “Hudson Holiday, 2009-2010”
Puppet Theatre Bench, 2009
Bronze Puppet Theatre located in Marjorie Park in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Keeper’s Mandala, 2008
Glass, metal and lighting entryway at the Museum of Outdoor ArtsContinue reading “Keeper’s Mandala, 2008”
Chandelier Chardin, 2007-2008
The title of this chandelier is in honor of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit priest, paleontologist, and philosopher who discovered Peking Man. Chardin specifically conceived the idea of Noosphere. The Noosphere is represented by the geometric platonic solids imagery at the top of the chandelier, and evolves in to the highly organic shapes found at the bottom. The chandelier is made of steel, antique Italian chandelier parts, and contemporary glass pieces that have been cold worked, sand blasted, slumped, draped and torch worked. The chandelier is lit with small LEDs in the antique portion of the work. It is approximately thirteen feet at its widest point and descending from the ceiling close to forty feet.
The antique chandelier was discovered by Marjorie and Cynthia Madden on a trip to Italy in 1982, and remained in storage until being incorporated in to this new work. The Chandelier Chardin was designed by Lonnie Hanzon and fabricated by Bella Glass.
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