Original Image by Noah Freidman-Rudosky for the New York Times | Photo Composite

Lithium Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Solo Exhibition Christine Corday : RELATIVE POINTS at Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis sponsored by National Endowment For the Arts

Solo Exhibition Christine Corday : RELATIVE POINTS at Contemporary Arts Museum Saint Louis awarded sponsorship by National Endowment For the Arts.
RELATIVE POINTS, a series of sited iron compressions and debut of pigment series Primer Grey, Centers for Gravity.
Many Thanks to CAMstl Executive Director Lisa Melandri, tremendous staff and to the NEA for the support of this work.

Announced 2019 Recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors

Artist Christine Corday announced 2019 Recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Brian Wall Foundation Grant For Sculptors. 
Thank you to these two amazing foundations and their tremendous support for the work.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Relative Object Entry 01

lisa melandri;iron;compression

lisa melandri;iron;compression

The object is bound as a temperature, pressure and location relative to the other.

Image Credits: Christine Corday: RELATIVE POINTS, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, January 18–April 21, 2019. Photo: Dusty Kessler.

Saturday, December 8, 2018


GENESES; christine corday; san francisco art; public art; cesar rubio photography; som architects; moscone; art

Installation of GENESES. 
City of San Francisco Commission. Howard Street, Moscone North Plaza. 

Project by Artist Christine Corday with San Francisco Arts Commission Project Manager Marcus Davies, SOM Architects, Tectonic Engineering, Webcor, Atthowe, Claude Engle Light Design and Project Fabricator: KC Fabrications. 

Studio Image: @2018 Corday Studio
Installation Image Credit: © 2018 C├ęsar Rubio Photography

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

the object has no priviledged view

spacewalker;43f 14_7p;christinecorday

spacewalker;43f 14_7p;christine corday

christine corday; spacewalker

Corday  +2000F 28571p, 2017. Elemental Metal. 6 x 5.5 x 15 in. / 15.2 x 13.9 x 29.5 cm;  +2500F 6500000p, 2017. Elemental Metal  20 x 63 x 36 in. / 50.8 x 160 x 91.4 cm;  +2000F 9090p, 2017. Elemental Metal. 6 x 5.5 x 8 in. / 15.2 x 13.9 x 20.3 cm

Friday, August 25, 2017

"it's hard to describe the vitality of darkness" 
charlie duke, apollo 16 astronaut

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Releasing Center

copernicus, galileo, grothendieck

the center of our sensory/intellectual bias has found different positions in the last thousand years. eppur si muove. the practice of re-locating the center of our thought, world, and greater phenomena, enough times eventually releases the comfort of needing center altogether. 

a relative point of view provides a point of thinking. 
but not a place, position, or object more privileged than any other.

this work is interested in the conversation of its measurements

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How Humans Shape Form

kevin frayer_artist_displaced_migrants_immigrants_war_art
Newspaper clipping of Kevin Frayer Image / New York Times 2006
Portion of Destroyed Wall between Egypt and Gaza

human nature is Nature working with one additional force: will

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

First Light

christine corday; noumerals; agglutinate; metal alloy; space; matter
christine corday. NOUMERAL 100 Series

as our universe grows increasingly cold and dark, our telescopes/satellites follow the first light, the first heat, tracing us to the moment all matter arises.
this work also follows heat, a focus on the sensory satellites sending knowledge from the untested edges of our perceptual system, bringing the experience of light, its information and knowing to a dark and silent brain.

as sculptor, it is not simply the material that interests me---
it is the experience within it.

temperature opens this exploration.
tremendous cooling allows ordinary matter to form
and tremendous heat gave its existence

both at unimaginable scales---
and yet the elements within our body carry its scale--
the experience of the supernova, [even twice or more]
the experience of gravity on a scale 100-1000x that of earth
the experience of billions of years that define becoming

the elements within the generation and evolution of our sensory organs have an experience beyond our own body---a particular trait or knowing in common---a shared medium beyond the first light.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Protoist Series: Selected Forms. Los Angeles County Museum of Art; December 13 2014 - April 5, 2015. Director: Michael Govan. Sponsor: Lannan Foundation

corday; LACMA; michael govan; protoist series; los angeles; christopher powers; lannan foundation
Protoist Series: Selected Forms Photo: © 2015 Museum Associates/LACMA

touch indexically registers memory on the material surface as rust–
an intimate yet shared public surface.

Forms of this Protoist Series began as a painter replacing paint with heat; investigating material states through tremendous melting cuts of great temperature suspending elements of iron, carbon, manganese, copper and silicon in a moment between solid and liquid states as well as between sensory stimulus and definition.

Curators: Franklin Sirmans, Holly Harrison

christine corday, los angeles, corday g, nasa, material states, une, knoun, hydrogen
Protoist Series: Selected Forms Photo:©2015 Museum Associates/LACMA

Sunday, October 12, 2014

christine corday; protoist series; elemental metal; helden; heldan
Christine Corday. HELDAN. Elemental Metal. Photo ©2017 Corday

the work. at the pace of evolution.
a 600 million year sensory architecture in contact with the next
13.8 billion
like hadaen earth some 4 billion years ago with a surface reprocessed by the impacts creating, burying and mixing of material by material, generating great melt.
so continues the iron, carbon, maganese, silicon, copper and trace elements of these Forms to exist for a time in our hands as the buildings we put up and take down, culture sustains what lasts as our shared terrestrial Form.
the work is the relic as well as fragment futures of mankind's best thinking not the laws of nature itself.

the work. the tool of the object.

the work. time is not a concern in the linear or current experiential sense with interests in past as backward, future as forward etc but rather time as concerned with a duration or position of perception, a particular focus of state/states of a material, of an element. 

christine corday; protoist series; heldan; elemental metal
Christine Corday. HELDAN. Elemental Metal. Photo ©2017 Corday