I am drawn to the symbolic potential of materials, words and forms. I work with raw building materials, domestic found objects and various processes and materials from art history. By recontextualising and reorganising each element, I question and respond to my position of ambivalence. I resist grand gestures. I am more interested in presenting tentative forms that are filled with intensely personal, expansive and at times, contradictory ideas. I explore my position as an artist who is both a devotee and critic of the overtly maledominated ‘history’ of art, in association with notions of infatuation, love and relationships, both real and imagined.

Courtney Coombs, 2013

Image: On Show 2012. Theatre cans and extension cords.

Courtney showcased a new work in the Brisbane Emerging Art Festival’s Visual Art Exhibition.


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