THE TIME OF LIGHT

BY COURTNEY COOMBS
A METRO ARTS COMMISSION

For The time of light, Brisbane-based artist Courtney Coombs responds to the unique role of light in the Metro Arts galleries. Like many Brisbane-based artists, Courtney Coombs first exhibited at Metro Arts as a student, through Metro Art’ partnership with QUT student collective, Post Datum (formerly known as Datum). Since graduating, they have exhibited in both galleries in a number of solo and group exhibitions. In addition, Courtney has utilized a number of studio spaces, was selected as part of the artist-in-residence program, was a co-director of two Brisbane-based ARIs that were housed at Metro Arts at one time or another, and has presented a number of workshops, artist talks and performance works throughout the building. With tenderness and reflection, this exhibition acts as a loving farewell to the space.

KEY CREATIVES

Courtney Coombs

Image: Field of Vision (afternoon light snapshot) (2019). Digital Image. Courtesy the artist.

DATES

1 – 15 February 2020

OPEN TIMES

1 February, 6 – 10pm
9 February, 10am – 4pm
2, 3 & 10 February – Closed
4 – 8 February, 12pm – 10pm
11 – 15 February, 12pm – 10pm

WHERE

Gallery, Level 2
Metro Arts

(Please note, Level 2 is currently only accessible via stairs. We are aware of the inconvenience this creates and sincerely apologise.)

THE ARTIST

COURTNEY COOMBS

Courtney Coombs makes art, writes, facilitates and collaborates to try to make sense of the world and their place in it. They are fascinated by the potential for, and power of, connection and disconnection. Responding to the cis-heteronormative, patriarchal, and neoliberal structures of both the art world and society more broadly with somewhat ambiguous gestures and propositions, Courtney hopes to disrupt dominant narratives, prompting conversation, reflection, and a celebration of difference.

Courtney was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (practice-based research) from QUT in 2015 and has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: Field of Vision (2019), IMA Belltower, Brisbane; Sometimes it’s the little things (2019), Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane; Drifting (2018), Casa Lu, Mexico City (2018); Building Bridges, Wreckers Artspace, Brisbane (2018); Looking Out (2016), Metro Arts, Brisbane (2016); and Urban Strolling (2016), Cut Thumb ARI, Brisbane (2016). Their work is held in public and private collections.