Related Objects
Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st fl., rm. 140, Jack H. Miller Conference rm.

Meshwork

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.92.1
Artist:
Jeff Colby
Credit:
Gift of the Colby Foundation
Medium:
Paint on Found Wood
Date:
1984
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 95 in Width: 36 in Depth: 24 in
Note: approximate
Description:
Two hinged pieces of wood, cut in geometric shapes. Grid shapes painted on black.
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.