curated by Christina Massey and Charlotte Mouquin
Intertwined is a group exhibition of artists whose work represents the interwoven tapestries of art and life. Curated by Christina Massey and Charlotte Mouquin, this show brings together twelve female artists working in sculpture and installation, in a 7,000 sq ft Downtown Brooklyn space operated by Chashama as an alternative art venue.
Each artist’s unique materials and processes ignite a sense of discovery and intrigue in the viewer, leading them to find connective threads from one piece to another.
Steel kinetic figures by Alexandra Limpert and the adorned ball gowns and headdresses of Victoria-Idongesit Udondian greet visitors to the space. Floating installations by Sui Park, made from zip ties, are suspended in the air like thought bubbles or clouds sweeping past. A new work of found materials and fabric by Sara Jimenez drapes the space. A large work by Adebunmi Gbadebo, made with hair, is suspended slightly above the ground, while smaller organic forms adorn the wall.
A huge sea of black by Charlotte Becket sways and ripples within the space, complimenting the large-scale paper works of Kate Rusek. White pieces by Julia von Eichel show the abstraction of form, object and material. Net-like traps and rope forms by Tomo Mori hang. Armita Raafat’s installation explores the architecture of space, and the dialogue between wall and floor. Lina Puerta brings us back to nature with the biological form, packed and ready for travel. The interactive cuddle monster of Luiza Kurzyna reminds us all of the love and comfort that connects us as human.
Intertwined is a multi-sensory exhibition. There is no standard geometry, but everything resonates with its organic forms. Connecting floor, wall and free-floating space, the life force of art is intertwined with everyday experience.
About the Curators
Christina Massey has curated shows at locations such as the Hunterdon Museum, CWOW, HEREart, and the ISE Foundation as well as commercially and privately for personal collections. Artists that Massey has worked with have gone on to show internationally in solo exhibitions, won prestigious awards such as NYFA Foundation Fellowships, Joan Mitchel Foundation grants, and Pollack Krasner grants and have been awarded residencies with the LMCC and Yaddo. Massey has a tradition of supporting female artists through her exhibitions, and this is echoed in her blog WoArt, which features interviews with female artists from whom she finds personal inspiration. Massey exhibits her own work extensively. She is currently a merit scholarship awardee at Urban Glass, was a SIP Fellow at the efa Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshopthis summer. Massey is a studio resident at Chashama’s Brooklyn Army Terminal Space to Create.
Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya) is a curator, artist, and the former Gallery Director of Rush Arts Galleries of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation for seven years. Originally from Rockland County, NY, Mouquin has been living and working in Brooklyn for the past 9 years. Her goal is enhancing community through art experiences that highlight our humanity as global citizens. Her degrees include a MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, a BFA from Parsons School of Design, an MAT from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University. She has curated at Rush Arts Gallery, Corridor Gallery, Field Projects, CultureFix Gallery, Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, The Living Gallery, and has hosted art salons in private homes. Mouquin has presented art with art fairs in NY and Miami including: Volta, Scope, Pulse, Prizm, Fountain, Flux, Figment, and Select. She has been a guest judge, curator and educator with Curate NYC, the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, and Art Slant NYC. She is the volunteer Director for the Love Yourself Project.