Krysten Cunningham                       

Pegasus, 2017
Rope, steel, cording, wood, black-lights

Human Loom
, 2017
Interactive activity, spandex

Exhibition location: outdoor hillside
Photo credit: Eden Batki

Pegasus: Custom woven hammocks were wrapped around trees in a site-specific geometric pattern. The sculpture connects a grove of trees together, suggesting the square constellation Pegasus. The project refers to the Astronomers work of calculating large distances and magnitudes of scale that exceed human comprehension. The act of drawing lines between the trees signifies our human desire to understand or capture the world through observation and measurement. The materials are humorous, fun, flexible, and colorful, which pokes fun at a rigid system of linear logic.

Human Loom: Employing a series of colored spandex bands and the limbs of the body the Human Loom activity serves as a therapeutic setting for participants to explore the physicality of prime numbers, the geometrics of the body and how mechanical systems meet social systems. (Think multi-body problem and models of quantum entanglement.)

Krysten Cunningham lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles (2003) and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (2000). She has had solo exhibitions at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St Augustine, FL (2016); the Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2013); the Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2010, 2008); Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, DE (2008); and Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London, UK (2014, 2010, 2006). Her work has been featured in many group exhibitions including "Extending the Line" Idea Space, Colorado Springs (2014); “Craft Tech/Coded Media” at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (2013); “Undone, Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture" at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (2010); "Beyond Measure" at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK (2008); and "THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles" UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005) among numerous others in the US, Germany, Switzerland and England.