Project Series 47: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle

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RGB Bottoms, 2010 Seatpants, Dye, Metal, Peg Board, Thread 49 X 49 X 8 Inches
Project Series 47: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle
Curated by: Rebecca McGrew

330 N. College Ave. (at the corner of College and Bonita)
Claremont, CA 91711
October 31st, 2013 - December 22nd, 2013
Opening: October 31st, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

san gabriel valley
(909) 621-8283
Tues-Fri 12-5; Sat-Sun 1-5; Thursdays Art After Hours 5-11 p.m. while exhibitions are open
sculpture, performance, conceptual


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.