Project Series: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle
On view October 31 – December 22, 2013
Opening reception: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 7 - 9 p.m.
Artist workshop with Krysten Cunningham during Art After Hours on Thursday, 11/21/13, Time TBD
The 47th installment of the Pomona College Museum of Art’s Project Series will present sculpture and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Krysten Cunningham, whose practice entails an open-minded interrogation of physical realities. Using materials as diverse as hand-dyed yarn and machined metal parts, Cunningham explores three—and even four—dimensional space. Threads of thought from diverse disciplines and intellectual perspectives are woven together through her work, with theoretical physics, traditions of craft, formal sculptural considerations, and notions of cultural hybridity all playing a part. Cunningham also maintains an intimate connection to the process of making artwork by hand, as well as to notions of spirituality and community. Recently, the process of weaving has become integral to her sculpture. By boldly inserting two-dimensional textiles into the three-dimensional realm of sculpture Cunningham subverts the expected functionality of this craft.
This exhibition, co-curated by Rebecca McGrew and Hannah Pivo, is accompanied by a publication with an essay by Pivo and an introduction by McGrew. The Project Series, an ongoing program of focused exhibitions designed to introduce experimental art with new forms, techniques, or concepts to the Pomona College campus, is supported in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance.