For Dust Breeds Contempt, New York-based Colby Bird’s first solo exhibition at Lora Reynolds Gallery, we were prompted by a rather unusual request from the artist: cut a hole in it. A square one, to be exact.
After much deliberation we came to an interesting question: what happens when you use the square hole to remove the subject from on otherwise straightforward photograph? Without a subject, representational photography has the potential to become abstract. In this mode of thinking, we then came across something quite beautiful, which was the texture of the photograph itself.
Dust Breeds Contempt was covered by Daily Serving, ARTFORUM, Fluent Collaborative, and the Austin-American Statesman, among others.