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’.
These portraits and landscapes, joyous, are my new work.
My intention is symbolic dreams living within and around our three dimensional space and time. I see this as shapes with meaning.
The river, that flows deep underneath our feet, beyond time; is our own true direction and way.
I was born seeing out of three-dimensional space and was trained as an artist and photographer.
With the computer, I can use my insights, show you what I see using my monitor with photoshop, and HDR programs. Some are just apps in the phone.
I layer, layer, and layer inside the computer and phone.These form digital drawings just as I layer dye upon dye, upon paste and pigment in my fabric work.
These digital drawings are the first time I can actually show you what I see everyday.
Just as others see darkness, I see vivid light.
Rapture ripples streams in my heart, wondrous whispered brooks with little hopes, that float up huge dreams.
These dreams/visions mix, ebb and flow, in one big HUGE under, through all our feet, between our toes with time. I found this space where they emerge and how we together,
can share them.