2021: SMOCA in the Studio

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. 

2021: PRESS

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.

2021: SOUND

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.

2021: SOUND

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.  

2021: PUBLIC ART

Conductive Pathways was commissioned for in the lobby of AC Hotel, Marriott Companies. It was installed in early 2021. Downtown Phoenix Arizona

2021: EXHIBIT

Emerge, Axioms & Accumulation Series

Recursion exhibit at Mesa Artspace Gallery
155 S. Hibbert, Mesa AZ 85210

RECURSION

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.

2021: EXHIBIT

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

 

2019: NASA

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

2019: COMMISSION

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.

2018: EXHIBIT

LITMUS, a solo exhibition is on view at Gebert Contemporary through December 21st, 2018. This new body of work includes 2D, 3D, installation pieces and a video installation.

2017: INSTALLATION

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. 

2017: EXHIBIT

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.

2016: PRESS

Click image to view and read the online publication.

Christine_Cassano_Uptown_Magazine

2016: EXHIBIT

Threading Conjecture opens February 19th with an opening reception from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibit runs through March 6th. This exhibition is part of phICA’s Onloaded series and marks the launch of the Christine Cassano’s recently published artist catalog.

2015: CUBA

I had the incredible opportunity to visit Havana, Cuba in May 2015 during the 12th Annual Biennial. This immersive 10 day journey of the arts in Cuba included visits to many artist studios, private tours of the various museums, art institutions and total immersion into the daily culture of the people of Cuba. Below are some of the sights I captured.