Flaunt & Flutter, Copper leaf on blown glass with repurposed aluminum, wire, plastic and acrylic and enamel paint. 16” x 14” x 9”, 2020

This week we welcome Christina Massey. Her work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions at such venues as the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries and Brown University. She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently an FST Studio Project Grant, Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant, the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a 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 Art Bank in Washington, D.C., Janet Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Crafty Collaboration 8, Acrylic and enamel paint on canvas, paper, fabric, repurposed aluminum from craft beer cans, plastic fencing and wire. 50” H x 62” W x 9” D, 2022

Massey is the creator and curator of the WoArtBlog where she highlights and promotes the work of female-identifying artists and the founder of the USPS Art Project, an initiative that was created during the pandemic and was featured on ABC News, Visionary Projects, ArtNET News and more.

Artisanal 13, Acrylic and enamel on fabric, paper, repurposed aluminum, wire and mesh., 23″ H x 15″ W x 5.5″ D, 2016

“Nature acts as a representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of  materials and form, be that from using recycled objects to their organic shapes. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a  struggle to identify the marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the art. In a world that wants quick sound bites, these works are complicated. They have multiple layers not only in their process, but in their topics of conversation and conceptual ideas. I am fascinated by that  “in-between”, creating work that is somewhere in the middle of painting and sculpture, craft and fine art, masculine and feminine, even abstract and representational.”

April Showers, acrylic on canvas and paper with linocuts and thread mounted on paper, 20” x 30”, 2021

Massey and other Epicenter featured artists are part of the exhibition Sensing Woman, which runs from Sept. 27 to Oct.1 at C24 Gallery in Chelsea. Sales of artwork will raise funds for the Center for Reproductive Rights. There is an opening celebration at C24 this Thurs., Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m.

See more of Massey’s work on her website and Instagram page.

Nitin is a visual designer, gallery artist, and community arts activist. Past desk-oriented posts include: PBS, Digitas, K12, Inc., Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Sesame Workshop International....

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