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SOLO EXHIBIT: SINE LANGUAGE
SINE LANGUAGE at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO | October 26 – December 06, 2023
This work is an exploration of translating sound and resonance into visible, tangible marks and formations. By investigating resonant sound frequencies that reveal defined wave patterns (the science of sine waves and Cymatics), I’m engaging vibration as a tool and medium to create my large-scale paintings, drawings, sculpture, and sound installations.
… Cymatics of a much different kind.
Video & images of exhibition below.
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.
Arrivals at Form&Concept Gallery
Santa Fe, NM. February 26 – May 6
Featured Artists: El Anatsui, Sama Alshaibi, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Debra Baxter, Tamara Burgh, Christine Cassano, Willie Cole, Sarah Darlene, Jenny Day, Lesley Dill, Tilke Elkins, Niomi “Moss” Fawn, Victor-Jesus Escobedo, Cory Feder, Gail Gash Taylor, Jon Greene, Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, James Havard, Camille Hoffman, Dan Hojnacki, Stefan Jennings- Batista, Jill O’Bryan, Ruben Olguin, Mimmo Paladino, Sandra Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Darcy Lee Rose, Dakota Mace, Diego Medina, Bruce Nauman, Jami Porter Lara, Tigre Mashaal-Lively, Natalie Rae Good, Jeff Suina, Edie Tsong, Tali Weinberg, Bhakti Ziek & more
Resonances at Currents New Media
Santa Fe, NM. February 10 – April 9
Featured Artists: Sarkela & Fen Root, Mike Root, Leah Seigel, Zuyva Sevilla, Lauren Dana Smith, Sarah Stolar and Matthew Thomas.
A MONUMENTAL MOVE…Ten months ago, on Nov. 30, 2021, we relocated home and studio. All the details here…
SPRING / SUMMER 2022
SPRING / SUMMER 2022 UPDATES
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
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.
Exploring Sound, Synthesia, the Studio and Santa Fe. Click to read updates on the work and upcoming events.
BRONZE 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.
SOUND INSTALLATION COLLABORATION
On exhibit at TEMPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, January – August 2021.
Degrees of Granularity 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. Conductive Pathways is 140 pieces of torch-fired copper suspended from thirteen points. The larger pieces at the center overlap to create interconnections. With a torch, thermal conduction released energy to enable pathways to reveal themselves on the surfaces. It is through these elements and process that a collective emergence forms and develops. From atom, to cell, to circuit, to city, to constellation, to universe, energy traverses connections between humanness, technology and cosmology. All energy is interconnected and everything is within everything else.
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.
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM INSTALLATION
Tethered Tensions is an installation presented at the Phoenix Art Museum. The work, composed of 500 feet of the artist’s own spun hair and held together by hundreds of small mirrors, is tethered to six futuristic concrete sculptures in a 15 x 17ft room. It offers the audience an immersive space to consider ominous reflections, tensions and the fragile counterbalance between humanness and ecology. Details and images here.