Kevan Lunney is a fiber artist. Incorporating diverse mediums with fiber such as metal, paint, and neon light, her work explores wisdom and connection through time. She trained in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Her most recent work, Repair, made of neon light tubes knitted into industrial wool felt, was on exhibit in 2019 at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair NJ. Monmouth Museum exhibited her solo show. Other venues of note are SOFA Art Fair in Chicago, Noyes Art Museum, and Morris Museum.
She has exhibited internationally, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Botswana, South Africa, Ukraine and England.
aluminum, neon light, industrial wool felt cane,
24 × 6 × 7 in.
Repair is about the journey to wholeness, from chaos to connection. Two different materials create fabric of strength and integrity.
A simple knitted construction is a series of interlocking loops, which depend on one another for strength and integrity. If one loop fails, the structure is weakened. When a yarn breaks a hole forms. In order to begin to repair the hole, only a single strand is required to stretch across the gap to connect with the other broken end.
These weaknesses or detachments in our bodies are repaired by blood flow and the creation of new tissue, and in our families, communities and the larger world, breaks are repaired with communication, compassion and patience; perhaps only a single word.
In this work, light repairs the lost connection.
From chaos to repair and connection, this is the process of healing.