Statement

 

Statement

 

Colby’s work utilizes traditional Victorian and colonial textiles, mixed with contemporary fabrics and materials to produce maximal, fantastical objects. His forms are drawn from religious and ceremonial objects, focusing attention on power structures and their metastasis throughout American culture. The ability for material and beauty to mask violent, patriarchal structures is at the fore of the artist’s process as he constructs objects which can be digested easily or engaged critically. By subverting traditionally domestic materials and techniques, Colby’s work engages queer politics, proposing plurality of gender and sex as sites for resistance.