Related Objects
The Balance Series: Neglect/Beauty
The Balance Series: Filthy/Clean
The Balance Series: Passion/Despise
Current Location:
Section 45 (VS) -> Top Shelf (VS45)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 45; Top Shelf

The Balance Series: Murky/Bright

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.32.1b
Artist:
Jeff Colby
Credit:
Gift of The Colby Foundation
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
Small man with wires extending from his sleeves which hold signs saying murky and bright
Historical Context:
Jeff Colby used mixed media and collage to create art on the theme of his own personal and emotional struggle. In his work, he united themes of hope with horror, beauty with tragedy and the curiosity of life. After his diagnosis of HIV in the 1990s, Colby's work tended to be more emotional and physical because of the turmoil brought about by his illness. Colby died shortly after his major exposition at the Chicago Cultural Center in 1996.