Statement

 

Statement

 

Through lush, detailed work in embroidery and textiles, Max Colby reframes traditional notions of domesticity, power, and gender through a queer and non-binary lens. Colby’s practice is always physical, founded on various acts of transformation and reconstitution. Embellished with beads, sequins and other adornments, they playfully explore identity. Touching on Christian ceremonial iconography, the artist reclaims, transforms, and constructs objects which subvert violent, historical patriarchal systems and offer enticing, vibrant, queer alternatives.