I multitask between drawing, drafting, writing and building and am inspired by the poetry of time captured in found material. I frequently return to ‘match finding’ - both literally, in how repeat patterns link into one another or how two walls join on a corner, and artistically when two objects of the same make are found in different places at different times by chance. I am interested in staging uncanny sculptural installations that heighten a viewer’s sense of what may seem familiar, but is distorted out of context.
My architectural constructions and object pattern-plays are centered on seams and junctures, offering an anachronistic perspective that eclipses a view of another time into a singular experience- the outcome understood and measured by the body as a view for one. Similar to the act of taking a photograph, when a view is frozen and framed, I seek to amplify the familiarity of a perspective built into the real.
Christina Day lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She is an alumna of the University of the Arts (BFA, Crafts/Fibers ’99) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA, Fiber ’06). She has participated as a Resident Artist at Sculpture Space (2008), the Vermont Studio Center (2011), the first Haystack Open Studio Residency at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft (2013) and at RAIR in Philadelphia (2015). She is a former member of the NAPOLEON artist collective (2012-2016) and is a Knight Arts Challenge grant winner and participant for the CITYWIDE: A Collective Exhibition project, held in 2013. She is a Professor in the Fiber Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD). She has written articles both on her own work and in critique of others for Architecture and Ideas, based out of Carleton University (Canada) and Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture (Oxford, UK).
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