July 22 – September 9- Interwoven

In the Walt Meade Gallery
Of the Roxbury Arts Center
Works by Irja Boden and Christina Massey
July 22 – September 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
This event is free and open to the Community


Christina Massey, Artisanal 14, 23″W x 20″H x 5″ D

Irja Boden, Sugarbush Blue, 42″ x 28″

Christina Massey blends and blurs the lines between sculpture, fiber arts and painting in her colorful, abstract, textural, two and three-dimensional artworks. Artists such as John Chamberlain, Susan Bengali, El Anatsui and Lee Bontecou have influenced her work. Massey’s work shares a sensitivity to materials, form and process with an inspiration from textiles and re-purposed products. Her work is exhibited frequently around the US and has shown abroad in cities such as London, Toronto, and Tokyo. Her work was featured in this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show and she has two upcoming solo exhibitions later this year.         www.cmasseyart.com

Irja Boden, armed with a sewing machine as a paint brush, explores movement and color in her textiles, which can also be seen in her drawing, ceramics, and collage pieces. Boden currently lives and works in Potsdam, New York, where she earned her BFA at SUNY Potsdam. She has been exhibited throughout New York and the US. Boden had a busy 2016, with solo shows at Pleiades Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall Gallery, and Blue Mountain Lake Art Center in NY. Boden’s work has been featured at the Frederic Remington Art Museum, at the Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam, among other venues. Already in 2017 she has received a Public Fellowship from NYSCA, and was awarded a grant to attend as an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.            www.ibodn.com