In a world that wants quick sound bites, these works are complicated. They are simultaneously painting and sculpture, craft and fine art and they even appear both soft and sharp at the same time.
Text and bar codes sneak out from under layers of paint from the re-purposing of craft beer cans throughout the work. Commenting on consumer choice and how in one rather male dominated industry the term “craft” is used to elevate a product and in another used to devalue it. Together with traditional materials like canvas and acrylic paint, they collude to create the “it’s complicated” relationship status of artworks, defying traditional labels.
About Christina Massey
Christina Massey’s work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions including with the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries, Brown University and abroad in cities such as London, Toronto and Tokyo.
She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Puffin Foundation Grant, Mayer Foundation Grant and Merit Scholarship at Urban Glass. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private and public collections including the Janent Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.