Troy Emery works primarily with textiles in a sculptural practice to produce figurative forms and imagery. His artwork examines the discourse surrounding our positioning within the natural world. Emery is interested in the boundaries between fine art, museums, natural history, craft, and the domestic space, seeing his works as blurring between each of these thresholds.
Emery’s works function as both decorative motifs and tokens of ecological ruination and alienation. He views the animal form as being representative of the other, an outsider to the experience of being human. His work’s obscure forms under lurid colour and textures, exploring a materiality through the use of mass-produced decorative craft components. These function as a point of opposition to the traditions of hard figurative sculpture.
Troy Emery has exhibited his work across Australia and internationally since graduating from a Masters of Fine Arts at The University of Sydney in 2009.
Troy’s work is held in various private and public collections, including National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, City of Townsville, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Deakin University Art Museum, Deloitte Australia, Macquarie University Art Gallery, and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
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