Christine Navin’s work plays with representations of objects in relation to consumer culture, advertising, technology, religion, and anthropology. Process plays a lead role as Navin experiments with a plethora of materials from motorcycles to mineral dust, bending them well beyond their intended original use into sculptures and installations. Objects are often either cast in unique multiples or covered in a layer of another substance like clay, conflating the real and the replica, or the fact and the story. In tandem with her constant material investigations, their work dives deep into both personal and universal mythologies, disrupting singular historical narrative, with a sense of drama and irony: from their personal experiences of being the sole survivor of four siblings, the Afro-Cuban Voodoo-like religion of Santeria, to 9/11 conspiracy theories, and the history of preserving the dead.

Christine Navin (b. 1986) is a New York-based queer Cuban-American artist. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in 2008 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. Navin’s work has recently been shown at the MCA Denver; MOCA Virginia Beach; 315 Gallery in Brooklyn, 77 Mulberry in New York, Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, Catbox Contemporary in Queens, and Flowerbox Projects, Miami. She has an upcoming group exhibition at Marinaro Gallery in New York.