FEATURE ARTICLE, HYPERALLERGIC
My work and studio were recently featured in Hyperalleric Arts Magazine. The article focuses on the history, development and implementation of the obsessive, organic, sculptural forms reoccurring my work. In this evolution, they’ve taken on quite a life of their own and have become worthy of a name that defines them –– I fondly refer to these forms as noēma.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recently acquired Axioms & Accumulations, 48″ x 48″ to be included in their permanent museum collection.
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Degrees of Granularity is the official selection for Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe this year. Form&Concept, a contemporary gallery, venue and partner of the festival has selected this piece to exhibit during the event. This particular piece is a collaborative sound sculpture installation with fellow artist, Shomit Barua and we are so happy to be working together as a team again, just as…
THE BELA: ART, SOUND AND MUSIC, DEC 07, 2021
Degrees of Granularity: A porcelain sculpture and interactive sound installation
In this post The Bela discusses Degrees of Granularity, an interactive sound sculpture –the result of a collaboration between artists Christine Cassano and Shomit Barua. This work combines tiny porcelain pieces with distance sensors and multichannel granular sound running on Bela. Degrees of Granularity is a collaboration between artists Christine Cassano and Shomit Barua which was first …
SMOCA Studio Visit
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Scottsdale Arts ONE Members are invited 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.
SOUND INSTALLATION, FEBRUARY 2021
Exploring gravity, resonance, rhythm and time.
Gravity arranges collisions of the suspended bronze noēma bells. Interactions create oscillations to create infinite arrangements of pitches, tones and resonance. With time slowed down, 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
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.