Related Objects
Current Location:
Frederik Meijer Campus in Holland -> Meijer Building
Location Notes:
HOL Meijer Campus Holland; Right in entry way

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Artwork
Identifier:
2010.3.1
Artist:
Jeff Colby
Credit:
Gift of Cathleen and David MacDonald
Medium:
Acrylic on Panel
Date:
1983
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 48 in Width: 48 in
Description:
An abstract painting with repeated linear patterns. The upper left portion has a large yellow section. The lower right section has blue and green horizontal lines with mixed orange horizontal and and vertical lines. There are three sections in the middle that look similar to petals, there are orange/yellow and blue lines through these objects.
Historical Context:
Jeff Colby has used mixed media and collage to create art on the theme of his own personal and emotional struggle. He united in his work with hope and horror, beauty and tragedy and the curiosity of life. Since his diagnosis of HIV in the 1990s, Colby's work has 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.