Christina P. Day: Depth Cue
Experimental Gallery, lower level
Christina P. Day uses form and found material as repositories for both time and lived experience. In her sculptural installations, Day uses space to evoke a sense of time, activating existing walls and surfaces in a way that physically bonds a now with a then. Day’s cut linoleum pieces are hand-cut from salvaged linoleum fragments and act as memorials to defunct fashions. Christina P. Day: Depth Cue will include a new architectural installation and several new linoleum collage works.
Christina P. Day: Depth Cue takes place as part of MoCA Arlington’s SOLOS 23-24, a series of solo exhibitions by artists based in the Mid-Atlantic taking place at the Museum throughout 2023 and 2024. The exhibitions were selected from an open call by a jury that included artist Nekisha Durrett, Betsy Johnson, assistant curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Jova Lynna, director, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University.
Christina P. Day
b. 1977, Ridgewood, NJ
Lives and works between Philadelphia, PA & Baltimore, MD
Christina P. Day’s art practice recontextualizes roles related to material lifespan: designer, fabricator, owner, maintainer. Her improvisational building language stems from textile design strategy and is focused on the conversation of material as content. Her work takes form in architectural installation, surfacing methods, textile pattern logic and physical match finding.
Day is a full-time faculty member of the Fiber Department at Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), where her teachings focus on cloth production methods and experimental fashion. She has been awarded residencies at Sculpture Space, Vermont Studio Center, Haystack Open Studios, RAIR, and MASS MoCA and will be participating in this year’s cohort of the Maker-Creator Fellowship at Winterthur. Recent exhibitions and research on material history have been completed at Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia, PA), Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE) and Kirkcaldy Museum (Kirkcaldy, Scotland).
Art After Hours
Friday / June 2 / 5pm-8pm
Artist Talk: Christina P. Day
Saturday / July 8 / 1pm