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Candice Smith Corby
updated: 10/08/2010
website: www.candicesmithcorby.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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You be a...I'll be a bear
re-possessed
came tumbling down
safe and secure
my worries are behind me
let me eat cake
the good wife
crowning achievement
pretending to know
suspended desire
pulling myself in the same direction
starving for attention
back in the saddle again
suspended in daydreaming
everything I ever wanted
 
Portfolio Keywords:  domestic, feminist, figurative, humor, identity, narrative
 
 
You be a...I'll be a bear by Candice Smith Corby
You be a...I'll be a bear
gouache on wallpaper
2010
36 " x  24 " 
re-possessed by Candice Smith Corby
re-possessed
ink and gouache on paper and wallpaper
2010
24 " x  36 " 
came tumbling down by Candice Smith Corby
came tumbling down
gouache on paper
2010
36 " x  24 " 
safe and secure by Candice Smith Corby
safe and secure
gouache and watercolor on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
my worries are behind me by Candice Smith Corby
my worries are behind me
gouache, watercolor on paper
2006
84" x  36" 
let me eat cake by Candice Smith Corby
let me eat cake
acrylic, gouache on paper
2006
60" x  48" 
the good wife by Candice Smith Corby
the good wife
ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, flocking on paper
2006
72" x  48" 
crowning achievement by Candice Smith Corby
crowning achievement
gouache on doily
2007
5" x  5" 
pretending to know by Candice Smith Corby
pretending to know
gouache and acrylic on fabric
2007
18" x  18" 
suspended desire by Candice Smith Corby
suspended desire
gouache and gold thread on fabric placemat
2007
18" x  12" 
pulling myself in the same direction by Candice Smith Corby
pulling myself in the same direction
gouache on fabric doily
2007
15" x  30" 
starving for attention by Candice Smith Corby
starving for attention
gouache on hankerchief
2007
12" x  12" 
back in the saddle again by Candice Smith Corby
back in the saddle again
gouache on hankerchief
2007
12" x  12" 
suspended in daydreaming by Candice Smith Corby
suspended in daydreaming
wall paint on wall, acrylic on cut-out canvas pieces applied to wall
2010
144 " x  156 " 
everything I ever wanted by Candice Smith Corby
everything I ever wanted
wall paint on wall, acrylic on canvas cut-outs applied to wall
2007
156" x  264" 

Artist Statement
 

I am an image maker and interested in the interplay between painting and the illusion of the real world.  I studied for a year in Rome, Italy and discovered the emotional and symbolic role of color.  For 5 years I was an Army wife.  I became hyper-aware of the discrepancies of power between men and women in a patriarchal structure and discovered how women create a sub-structure in relation to patriarchy.  Women tended to bond together in their aloneness and their supposed triviality and tended to usurp their husband’s rank and repeat the patriarchal power structure. I spent a year in So. Korea for my husband’s last military assignment.  I found myself alone often and considered through my art how women formally present themselves in respect to each other and in relation to men.  Menial creations, such as table-top centerpieces, baking, and personal and interior fashion often go hand-in-hand with the historical feminine qualities of nurturing, pleasing, and supporting others.  I am pulled toward others in different directions and struggle to carve out a space for myself which in turn informs my art.

 

One influential resource is Appetites, Why Women Want by C. Knapp describing how women have un-realized desires that become displaced in eating or not eating, shopping, and low self-esteem.  I found that objects could be symbols of desire and the futility of desire’s displacement; while also realizing the inherent beauty in these objects and arrangements.

 

I often use my own image and pile objects on top of my head.  I reference 18thc. wigs that contained hair and possibly boats, portraits, and jewelry, and native women who carry the daily sustenance on their heads.  My thoughts float above my head and balance the aspects of my life.  Recently, I have removed my image so that furniture is piled and balanced upon itself as objects of desire and symbolic of a human personality.  A recent series focuses on the “imposter complex” using historical and cultural personalities.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Education:

2001 MFA in painting, MassArt, Boston, MA

1998       Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, July- August 1992-93 Tyler School of Art- Rome Campus/ Temple University, Rome, Italy

1995 BFA in painting, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions:

2009 Title TBA, The Essex Art Center, MA

2008       Solo Show, Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State Coll,MA

2007       Domestic Departures, Cal State Univ. Fullerton, CA

It’s All Relative, Babson College, MA

Solo Show, Sarah Doyle Gall., Brown University, RI

Works on Paper,  Providence Art Club, Curator’s Choice/ Fidelity Purchase

Victory for Tyler Alumni Exhibition Series: Painting 2007, Ice Box Project Space, PA

2006       Recent Work, Miller Block Gallery, MA

Sweetness, Boston Univ, MA

2005       ES PRESENTS!, Chelsea, MA

2004       New England Currents, Danforth Mus. of Art, MA

Me & Mine, HallSpace, MAThe 18th Drawing Show, BCA, MA

Boston High Tea, ARamonaStudio, NY                                American Artists in Hungary, Visavaros Gall., Hungary

2003       Wanting, Miller Block Gall.

Volatile Bodies, Univ. of the Arts, Phila, PA

Not All Privates Salute, HallSpace

2002       New Work, The Mazmanian Gall., Framingham State Coll., MA

Small Works 2002, The Attleboro Mus., MA

Making a Mark, Danforth Mus. of Art

2001       The Drawing Show, BCA

The Drawing Show, Selected Works from the Boston Drawing Project,” The Bernard Toale Gall., MA

MFA Thesis Show, MassArt, MA

His and Hers: New Drawings, MassArt

The Me in Femininity, Artana Gall., MA

2000       The Unknown Generation: X?, ME Artists Space, ME

65th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, Fitchburg Art Mus., MA

Martha Stewart Doesn’t Live Here: Martyrdom & Transgression in 2000, MassArt

Portraits of a Century, Boston City Hall, Scollay Square Gall., MA

1998       There’s a Fine Line, The Bridge Gall., CO

One+One, The Bridge Gall. 

Current Position:

2007                          Cushing-Martin Gall. DirectorStonehill Coll.   

Permanent Collections:

Cosmit, Milan, Italy

Fidelity Investments, MA, RI

Joan Sonnebend, MA (Sonesta Hotels)

Framingham State Coll., MA                               

Hungarian Multicultural Center, Balatonfured, Hungary