20” x 15”
Tyler Durbano’s practice employs hair and silicone as primary materials, using juxtaposition, and assemblage as tools to produce sculptural works that evoke a bodily feeling. Many of the sculptures are created by inserting single strands of hair, one at a time, into corresponding silicone forms, to begin a conversation about labour and queer identity. Referencing modes of drag, and their associated props, the work explores ideas of vulnerability, maintenance of the body, and performance. With this new work, Durbano creates a conceptual entry point through which the deeply personal, yet global, relationship people have to their identities, their bodies, and to one another can be explored.
artwork courtesy of the artist
framing courtesy of Akasha Art Projects