candy kuehn

candy kuehn
Last Name: kuehn
First Name: candy
Country: United States
City: Minneapolis
Art Form: Mix Media
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Statement

We all see “the world” within our “point of view,” interpersonal cultures and location. We can share this with our family, friends and across the world with Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and some use Tweet, Kik, Sina Weibo...I paint and dye wearable outer worlds that move in cloth ,leathers, yarns, feathers... for dance,circus, and everyday fun!
I also do nearly daily photo sketches on my phone and/or Ipad. I post these to Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr. I share with close and not so close friends, neighbors, and family across the world. I see their posts. It is so cool!! Afternoon in Boulder, morning in Florida, evening in Brazil, spacious moments in Alabama, spring in Norway, alleys in Istanbul. I follow artists; artists follow me. It’s thrilling. It is like the Institute of Arts across the world on my phone. We push deeper into our visions. Our App galleries become daily more amazing.
I am cross sensed. I see music; I hear patterns and shapes; I touch/feel between spaces; I smell emotion change. Order is a glommed ball where I need story or meaning to unravel it. Even then I only see its patterns and shapes. I can follow a logic, but it blends into despair unless a spring blooms it into motion.
The phone for me is a true communication tool. I share my birthday with Alexander Graham Bell. He built the phone so his deaf relatives could understand and communicate. Now over a hundred years later Steve Jobs did it for the world. You now hear the words as I see them. We can all share our “points of view” across the world on our phones, pads and computers. We are all ONE beautiful world.

Biography

Candy Kuehn creates wearable art, costumes, wall pieces, and sculptures in numerous media. She makes art pieces that are functional, reversible and have multiple uses that sometimes change with the passage of time. Many works live as well on the wall as they do on the body, on the ceiling, on the floor and on the stage. As a painter her medium ranges from cloth to ceramic glazes. Her work features whatever makes a person or piece of art beautiful and moving. Her work has appeared at the Textile Center of Minnesota’s Art-in-motion show, the St. Paul American Craft Council Fair and the Minnesota Craft Council Fair Market Place at the State Fair grounds. She has also created costumes for the dance theater company Ballet of the Dolls productions of “The Red Shoes,” “Enchanted Night,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Nutcracker (not so” Suite,” and “Cinderella”). Candy was artist-in-residence in the Textile Center Dye Lab for 2007-2009 school years. Her digital photo drawings and portraits have been exhibited in several shows recently, Southeast Minneapolis Public Library , two shows and fabric installation in children’s area over the last three years, the Fine Art Show at the Minnesota State Fair for the past three years, and for WARM at the Women's Building in St. Paul, MN. this year she received honorable mention at the WARM 40th anniversary show. She recently created digital illustrations for large scale projections and costumes for the Interference Arts production "It is She Who I See." Candy's "Human and Earth History" panels were selected to be part of the City of Hopkins' Art Street public art program, and can be seen on the outside wall of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, commissioned an electrical box cover, for ‘Fresh Boxes’.

Galleries

Time Beyond Time
Time Beyond Time

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Events

Fyer , Fyer!
Starts: Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York, United States
10016
SIREN Baroque kicks off its third season with Fyer, Fyer!, the first of four concerts exploring the ancient elements, in a special collaboration with the innovative baroque dancers Laura Careless and Marisol Cabrera. The program features blazingly passionate works by Morley, Monteverdi, Rebel, Scarlatti, and Handel, all of which use fire as a metaphor for nature’s wrath, spiritual zeal, lustful ardor, or the terrors of hell. With SIREN Baroque’s “impassioned performances” (Early Music America) accompanied by strikingly seductive choreography, it promises to be an evening to ignite the senses.
Phone: 212-545-8000