Scottsdale Arts ONE Member Exclusive: SMoCA in the Studio featuring Christine Cassano
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
We’re proud to invite Scottsdale Arts ONE Members to an exclusive tour with artist Christine Cassano at her studio at Mesa Artspace Lofts in Mesa. SMoCA in the Studio gives ONE Members an insider’s look into the creative spaces of local artists. Mix and mingle with other contemporary art lovers and gain fascinating insights from Jennifer McCabe, director and chief curator of SMoCA.
Spots are limited for this in-person, ONE Member exclusive tour with Christine Cassano at Artspace Lofts, so reserve your tickets now! RSVP HERE
Location: Mesa Artspace Lofts at 155 S. Hibbert. Mesa, AZ 85210. Street parking available.
ASID: American Society of Interior Designers – Arizona North
ASID’s latest publication includes an in-depth article written by Leann Fernald that speaks thoughtfully to her design community on ideas relating to Impact & Connection. She does this, in part, through the exploration of my studio practice and pieces I’ve created / exhibited through this pandemic. Thank you to Leann, her team and ASID. – Pg 18: You can view / download the publication here.
Back in April, while this piece was still on exhibit, sound artist Bryn Thomas and I collaborated to capture it, again in slow motion, but in a unique way. Once it was shrouded in black, we worked torwards the idea of further abstracting the intersection of time and sound. What I like most about this is the disorientation that lands somewhere in between witnessing strange, erie, beautiful and engaging – in a sense, otherworldly.
SOUND: Exploring Rhythm with Passage & Procession in Slow Motion
Gravity arranges collisions and bronze foramina bells oscillate to create infinite arrangements of pitches, tones and resonance. With time slowed, awareness of the interdependence between gravity, vibration and time can be seen.
Degrees of Granulation is a sound sculpture collaboration between artists Christine Cassano and Shomit Barua. 500+ hand-formed pieces of paper-thin, translucent porcelain are delicately stacked on top of each other. The motion reactive audio is derived from the friction of these bone-like pieces.
The individual shape, weight and texture causes their edges to catch; their arrangement requires balance, and then they rest with precarious density. The noise they make when they shift is both corrosive and harmonic—sometimes their edges crack, crumble and deteriorate, other times they resonate and ring. While this sculpture exists for the moment in a delicate stasis, the inevitable rearrangement over time will grind the porcelain into dust.
Conductive Pathways was commissioned for in the lobby of AC Hotel, Marriott Companies. It was installed in early 2021. Downtown Phoenix Arizona
Recursion exhibit at Mesa Artspace Gallery
155 S. Hibbert, Mesa AZ 85210
Gallery at Mesa Artspace
155 S. Hibbert, Mesa 85210
March 3rd – April 31st
Recursion is a solo exhibition of works with many created during Covid19 isolation. Through the use of recursive formations and patterns, Christine’s work explores connection, accumulation and convergence as metaphor within our new, hyper-connected era.
Covid-19: Gallery open by appointment only AND every Sunday from 1:30pm to 5:30pm with the artist on-site. Masks are required and attendance limited to 10 visitors at a time. Text or call 602.332.2604 to schedule a viewing with the artist.
EXPLORE : GO BOLDLY
Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Dates: early April thru September, 2021
Due to Covid19, opening date is TBA. Check back soon for updates.
Image (top), Recursions & Cartographies, 2020, 48×96″. Photographs (below), Aerial Circuitry Series, 2017 – 2020, each 14×12″.
Explore is an exhibition examining space exploration and the cross over metaphors it represents such as human curiosity, pushing known and unknown boundaries and dreaming of what could be. Artists include:
Granville Carroll. Christine Cassano. Daniel Martin Diaz. Erica Hanson. Kathryn Maxwell. Daniel Nez. Joe Willie Smith. Deborah Sperber. James Turrell. Roy Wasson Valle
Souvenir reminders of an incredible day! I recently returned to Houston the end of July and had the unique opportunity to meet with Dr. Kamlesh Lulla and learn about his various roles throughout his 30+ year career. As NASA’s Chief Scientist for Earth Observation, Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, he developed and directed the technologies that enable NASA’s satellites and shuttles to capture Earth’s imagery and data from space! It was a true honor to share my recent art project in Houston with him and discuss our overlapping interests between science, art and conservation. The word “inspiring” is a bit of an understatement when I think of the extraordinary commitments he’s made to science, research, and space exploration. Suffice it to say, I’m intensely motivated and already back in the studio studying and researching to my heart’s content… and my head? …Yes, that’s still up in the clouds!
Engulfed is a commissioned 22ft. metal panel of sepia toned aerial satellite imagery and aviation chart patterns. It is included in a client’s corporate collection in Houston, Texas. Additional images and project specifics here.
Tethered Tensions is on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum June 7th 2017 and runs through September 2017. Comprised using 500ft of spun hair, hundreds of small mirrors and tethered to six futuristic fossilized concrete sculptures, the walk-in installation explores unease, intrigue and fragility between humanness, technology and ecology as it envelopes the 15ft x 17ft enclosed room. Details and images here.
The newest works for the upcoming solo exhibition, Black Box explore the unease, intrigue and fragility between humanness, technology and ecology. The exhibit opens Friday, May 12th, 2017 from 7-10P in the North Gallery at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. and runs through August 2017.