Local contemporary artist Paul Cristina just wrapped up an exhibit/installation at Beresford Studios and if you missed it, well, you’re in luck. As an extension of his Beresford show, Cristina has moved several of his large pieces as well as a sculpture into Redux for an indefinite amount of time.
When CP talked to Cristina before the opening of his Beresford show, We Were Never Told the Truth about the Dying of the Sun, he told us that his work is often created through trial and error.
“You have to do shit that will be incredibly difficult and uncomfortable,” says Cristina. “I might experiment for hours on something that ends up being a disaster” — he points to a four-foot long oval shaped sculpture of paper mache, on its side, abandoned in the corner of his studio — “Some people think that’s wasting time. But I look at it like I need to waste that time in order to develop and grow. This work means a lot to me because it means being able to have this freedom of saying ‘Hey let’s try it.’”
You can check Cristina’s works out at Redux Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., 12-5 p.m.
And if all this talk of contemporary art has you excited, be sure to head to Beresford on Aug. 4 for the studio’s newest show, She(ll), featuring woven metal works by Sarah Mosteller. In an artist’s statement Mosteller says, “She(ll) highlights the dichotomy of these concepts in order to address topics such as identity, gender roles, and societal pressures through the scope of specific feminine clothing items.”