Inspecting the Absurd

“In our culture, the everyday has become more and more apathetic and alien. This installation serves as a commentary on that notion. The space between disgust and curiosity, what is known and what is inferred, judgement and wonder, these are the paradoxes that inform my sculptures.”

Streetside Artscape:
Andriana Cunningham / Inspecting the Absurd

11th & Commerce St.
January 2020 – January 2021

Andriana states: “Combining mixed-media sculptures with found objects, the inspiration behind this installation is the idea of “normalized absurdity.” In our culture, the everyday has become more and more apathetic and alien. This installation serves as a commentary on that notion. The space between disgust and curiosity, what is known and what is inferred, judgement and wonder, these are the paradoxes that inform my sculptures. My work is centered around conversations and play with mixed materials, attempting to harness them to create a confusing and perhaps disturbing experience. The viewer is challenged to inspect and interact with this world that they have happened into. From there I encourage the viewer to inspect their own lives through that analytical lens. If you are put off by the display, I ask that you first ask yourself: “why?”

Andriana Cunningham is a mixed media artist based in Tacoma, WA. She is an alumna of the University of Puget Sound where she received her degree in sculpture. You can contact her through her website:

www.andrianacunningham.wixsite.com 

And on instagram: @waterlilymoondust

 

 

 

 

 

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