Boxcopy Weekender: It’s Complicated
New work by Courtney Coombs
Opening Friday 12th December 6pm
Exhibition continues Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th 12-6pm
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. For a single weekend, Courtney takes a final look at her fervent relationship with the history of Western modernism, and considers whether it is the end of the affair.
Courtney Coombs is a Brisbane-based artist, whose works utilise photography, moving image, installation, performance, sculpture and found objects. Her practice engages with the heteronormative, patriarchal structures of both the art world and society more broadly. She is a founding Co-Director of the artist-run initiatives, No Frills* (2008-2010) and LEVEL (2010-current). Courtney graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2008 with first class Honours, and is currently in the final stages of a practice-based PhD at the same institution. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in venues such as Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Villa Merkel (Esslingen), Roji to Hito (Tokyo), Artspace (Sydney), Bus Projects (Melbourne), and QUT Art Museum (Brisbane).
Boxcopy presents Sliding Door – a limited edition series of artist ephemera.
Available from the Boxcopy gallery on Petrie Terrace, these will be published in an edition of 100, and feature a different artist each month or so.
The first edition features Archie Moore and is available at Boxcopy from Saturday 24 May. Further editions feature Danielle Clej, Elizabeth Willing, Dirk Yates, Hayley Brandon and Annie Boman.
Upcoming in 2014
Boxcopy is gearing up for an exciting 2014 – along with our emerging artist program, this year Boxcopy will commission new works for solo exhibitions by Australian artists: