Mountain Pose

Exhibit by Bruna Massadas

Mountain Pose is an exhibition of visual mantras: I am a mountain. I am solid. I am grounded. After many dramatic changes in my life, including the birth of my son, mantras like these have helped me cope with a world of impermanence.

Weaver Room Gallery
December 8 – February 23, 2024


Opening: Friday, December 8th from 5:00-8:00pm
Artist Talk & Closing Reception: Friday, February 9th from 4:00-7:00pm

Artist Statement

The term “mountain pose” has two meanings. In one sense, it’s the name of a grounded position I often use when I’m seeking a brief moment of meditative silence. In another sense, the imagined mountains in these paintings are posing for me: much like sitters for a portrait, they have stilled themselves in my mind so I could capture them. These paintings are portraits of the quietest parts of my consciousness.

Artist Bio

Born in Brazil and now living in Montana, Bruna Massadas draws from the extreme landscapes of both regions to create her current body of work. From 2018-2021 she exhibited with Binder of Women, and from 2016-2018 she was a member of CTRL+SHFT collective. Recently her work has been exhibited at The Pit (Los Angeles), Bozomag (Los Angeles), My Pet Ram (New York) and Gallery 16 (San Francisco). Massadas earned her MFA at California College of the Arts (2012).