June 25 –
August 1, 2015
K.r.m. Mooney: En, Set

Be careful where you walk—parts grow out of other parts, shapes reach out and spread toward other shapes, objects are tuned to other objects, and substances appear and reappear like weeds. Most of these works are made of metal, but they contain an agency usually reserved for sentient beings, prodding and sensing their environment the way a bacterium might explore its host. Proximity is messy.

K.r.m. Mooney is interested in what happens when objects, bodies, and spaces intersect: that place where bits of matter pass through, inside, around, and near each other, thereby becoming of each other.

The works on view are installed either below our knees or above our heads, and they organize the bodies of their viewers, the way a mug organizes a hand. They are like sleeper cells—dormant but always alert in their capacity to act. (AH)

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K.r.m. Mooney (b. 1990, Seattle) lives and works in Oakland. This is the artist's first solo exhibition in an institution.

This exhibition is curated by Anthony Huberman.

Press:

Art Viewer
Curiously Direct, by Jackie Im
San Francisco Chronicle, by Glen Helfand
Curiously Direct
Curiously Direct, J. D. McMillan



K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle I" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle I" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle III" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle III" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Taxis Commons," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo by Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Taxis Commons," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo by Johnna Arnold.
 K.r.m. Mooney, "Taxis Commons" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo by Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Taxis Commons" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo by Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Joan Green, Bimetall III," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Joan Green, Bimetall III," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Joan Green, Bimetall III" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Joan Green, Bimetall III" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold .
K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold .
K.r.m. Mooney, "Architecture For Those of the Mud and the Sky," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Architecture For Those of the Mud and the Sky," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney,"Circadian Tackle II," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney,"Circadian Tackle II," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Salt Bath, Sulfur Crown I," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Salt Bath, Sulfur Crown I," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle II" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle II" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Salt Bath, Sulfur Crown I" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Salt Bath, Sulfur Crown I" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle I," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle I," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold
K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold .
K.r.m. Mooney, En, Set, 2015; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold .
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle III," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Circadian Tackle III," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute," 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
K.r.m. Mooney, "Collinear Flute" (detail), 2015. Courtesy of K.r.m. Mooney. Photo: Johnna Arnold.