August Facebook Featured Artist: Candice Smith Corby

13 Aug

So while I was traversing through the mountains of Montana and Wyoming, the torch was passed on to a new Facebook Featured Artist!  This month we celebrate the work of Boston area artist Candice Smith Corby.

Dinner Table Antics

Smith Corby’s quiet, delicate drawings on paper and found materials navigate us through the worlds of childhood and traditional feminine roles.  Who doesn’t remember making forts of chairs and blankets?

Hideaway

As little girls, were we making forts inside perhaps because we weren’t allowed to play rough & tumble outside with the boys?  Were we given traditional feminine tools yet still found a way to convert them to serve a traditionally male purpose?

Pup Tent

Perhaps we found a way to use those traditional roles to our advantage? These are some of the questions I see being asked in Smith Corby’s work.  Her answers are sensitive and subtle, while still posing more questions.

Pleading ( open )

To see more of Candice Smith Corby’s work, please visit her website and Facebook page.  Candice’s work will be up as the cover image of Artsy Forager’s Facebook page throughout the month of August.  If you happen to be in MA this Fall, be sure to check out her co-curating/co-exhibiting show, Self/Fabricated at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA!

All images are via the artist.

2 Responses to “August Facebook Featured Artist: Candice Smith Corby”

  1. emocrippled August 14, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Reblogged this on emocrippled.

  2. Impower You August 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I love these. My brother, cousins and me would make forts inside and outside so often. We would use them as home bases, castles to defend and to stay out of the way of adults. It wasn’t a girls inside boys outside childhood for me. I could always find adventure both places and so could my brother.

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