I am very excited to announce that I was a recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant program through the Brooklyn Arts Council for 2019.
Watch my progress as I create new works on Instagram. I will be creating new glass artworks with the grant and exhibiting them this year. Stay tuned for more information.
Artists Talk on May 15th, 6-8pm
Artists from the exhibit will be disussing their work and practice at the gallery as a part of the LIC Arts Open’s events. Please come join us!
Edison Price Lighting Gallery
41-50 22nd Street, LIC
Works are created from re-purposing materials from the lighting factory.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 2019, 7-9PM
“In nature nothing exists alone.”
-Rachel Carson, from “Silent Spring,” 1962
The group exhibition at BioBat Art Space features installation work by 6 artists who explore throughout rigorous and long-term research processes unexpected connectivity between science and visual art forms. Ranging from biology to ecology, the exhibition highlights both the difference and the common ground between the artists - their research methods, artistic processes and the resulting diversity in their visual vocabularies. Overall, the artwork in “Summation & Absence” consists of abstracted and tactile sculptural immersive installations where the artists engage with research suggesting that through exploration of the human condition, additions and/or removal of such variants as information, technology, disease and toxins have both great scientific and artistic results. By methodically drawing on the natural world, each installation opens a fresh portal into what is at stake for life on this planet, inviting the viewer to reflect on the beauty and complexity of life within a vulnerable ecosystem.
BIOBAT Art Space
Brooklyn Army Terminal, Building A
140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220
“Christina Massey works with repurposed beer cans so that their text and barcode become visual information rather than information intended to be read. Hidden Within (2018) is a flower-like form sitting on a low pedestal with three other of the artist’s works; it is composed of long petals made of differing materials, including the beer-can aluminum. Using industrial substances, Massey has created an image seemingly taken from nature–something as beautiful as if it had directly come from nature itself. “
Read the full text here: https://artefuse.com/2019/01/03/trill-matrix-at-the-clemente/
“In Trill Matrix, “trill” alludes to a moment in hip-hop culture where the words “true” and “real” blended together to suggest authenticity and cultural ascendancy. Playing off this idea of reconciling two distinct words, artists on view in the exhibit remix disparate mediums to form new hybrids. Strips of fabric gathered together form a soft-sculpture-turned-light-installation, while works composed of glass and aluminum fragments hold court with another work re-claiming electronic wires and plastic into a single immersive sculpture. The network these works forms invites closer inspection, often bringing the visitor to realize a greater understanding of the beauty that lies in waste.
Christina Massey is one of the exhibiting artists whose works present the meeting point of upcycled materials and careful composition. The artist’s Crafty Collusions series brings together fragments from upcycled craft beer cans with a blend of other materials, cleverly juxtaposing the male-dominated industry of craft beer with the “femininity” of crafting. Massey reflected on the work involved in bridging the gaps while making mixed media artworks. “The materials in themselves bring certain complications, where one material doesn’t easily adhere to another,” noted Massey. “A certain amount of experimentation has to be done to find the right glues, mixture of paint, thickness of thread, etc., but I love that experimentation, that’s where you discover new things that maybe you didn’t realize were a possibility. That can be very freeing… just allowing yourself to manipulate, play and learn, admitting that the material is going to have a certain mind of its own.”