“Meat Market”

Artist: Christina Massey
May 28th, 2010 – July 10th, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 28th, 6-9PM

East Harlem, NY – Taller Boricua/ The Puerto Rican Workshop is proud to announce the
upcoming exhibition “Meat Market” by the artist Christina Massey. The exhibition will co-
inside with three other solo shows by the artists Michael Britto, Jessica Lagunas, and J.

In Massey’s Meat Market, the artist uses her own “killed” paintings to create a meat locker of
paintings that have been turned into three-dimensional carcass-like forms. Sewn and tied in
are remnants of cloth and raw canvas creating an abstract mingling of life sized hanging
forms that the viewer is invited to walk between.

A life-long vegetarian, Massey combines Her views on the meat industry with the irony of the Chelsea Art Districts history of spacesmade from the old meat packing industry. She draws comparisons to the bar scene described as a “meat market” to that of the much more social than truly artistic goal of
gallery opening attending. The works are both abstract and realistic, sculpture and painting,
leaving a slew of commentaries to be discovered in the details of the work to be taken either
literally or conceptually.

Taller Boricua Galleries 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029 / t: 212.831.4333

About the Artist:

Massey has shown at multiple venues in the NY metropolitan area such as Nurture Art, The
Micro Museum, Chashama, and The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
(MoCADA). Her paintings are being featured in the publication New Art Review,
Abstractions, 2010. She was recently featured in an on air interview with BTR Radio as a
part of their “Art Uncovered” program and her work has been featured on the popular blog,
ArtInBrooklyn.com. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private collections, and
publicly in the Janet Turner Print Museum in California.

Artists website: http://cmasseyart.wordpress.com/

About the Gallery:

Taller Boricua / The Puerto Rican Workshop is a 40-year old artist-run nonprofit art gallery
and multidisciplinary cultural space in El Barrio, first established in 1970. Our mission is to
be a proactive institution for the community in East Harlem by offering programs that
stimulate its social, cultural and economic development through the promotion of the arts.
Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Workshop Inc. has expanded into a multi cultural institution by
providing a variety of programs that stimulate the social, cultural and economic development
of the community. Out workshops offer artists the opportunity to share ideas and
inspirations with colleagues, enhances productivity and collaborations with other non-profit
organizations, schools, artists, public service providers, private corporations, and the
community. The Taller Boricua (translation: workshop Puerto Rican) has evolved into a
highly respected community arts organization that continues to be a proactive resource for
the promotion to the arts. We have been very successful in attracting the art community to
function as an essential nucleus supporting creative means of expression.
Taller Boricua Galleries 1680 Lexington Avenue, NYC, N.Y. 10029 / t: 212.831.4333
f: 212.831.6274 e: contact@tallerboricua.org www.tallerboricua.org 6 Train to 103 Street /

Free admission / Center is accessible for individuals with disabilities


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