The closing chapter of an extended body of work investigating gendered engagements with the [mostly male] modernist canon, It’s Complicated utilises humour and explores the dynamics of romantic relationships as methods and metaphors for critique.
In Pursuit of Magic is the next instalment in Coombs’ exploration of her position as an artist in the ‘history’ of art in association with notions of infatuation, love and relationships, both real and imagined.
30 April – 17 May 2014
Courtney Coombs’ The sum of all things? explores the symbolic potential of materials, words and forms. Utilising various combinations and recontextualisations of found objects – most often domestic – Coombs resists making grand gestures to instead focus on presenting tentative forms that are filled with intensely personal, expansive and at times, contradictory ideas.