Kyle Austin Dunn
california | visual
Graduate Fellowships Program 2012—2013
I am invested in the process of discovering new ways to conceive of and manufacture sculptural form, with an emphasis on addressing peculiar aspects of spatial awareness- specifically- material illusion, enigmatic and abstract chroma, and oscillating perspectives. The primary methods for carrying out such projects are to work continually between two and three dimensions so that effects of one way of seeing are commingled with the other, and elements are coerced into inhabiting the same abstract field.
While at Headlands
The unique opportunity to travel between the bustling hyperactivity of San Francisco and soberingly calm environment of the Marin Headlands on a daily basis will allow for an interesting physical response to my surroundings. Lately, I have been thinking about how color and light can be used to heighten experience. In work created thus far, this was understood in a different way, where color is injected into the previously devised system or construct in an affirmative manner to establish its existence or truth. However, delusion is something I find much more interesting than reality itself. So I have started thinking about using these components in a more devious way, where they start to do more than just exist, and are able to perform toward their own cause (however deranged that cause may be).