Keturah Cummings: Liten Gygr
August 24 – November 2, 2007
Liten Gygr tells the strange and sugar-induced story of the last giantess and her misadventures with a lovesick god, a mango and a unicorn.
Living on her dead grandmother’s farm in a forgotten corner of the Midwest, the little giantess is on the verge of extinction. These odd characters inhabit a place of make-believe made frame-by-frame by stop-animation artist, Keturah Cummings. Cummings admits to be infatuated with twisting fairytales, cartoon imagery and children’s television programming to play with their archetypes, metaphors and symbols. While her work is filled with vibrant color, craftily made environments and inventive use of ordinary things like paper, food and toys, Liten Gygr verges between a magical, candy-coated fantasy and the darkness of a threatening world.