Max Colby, Artist, Discusses 'Icons' Embroidery Series

October 14, 2014 1:24 PM

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Max Colby, Artist, Discusses 'Icons' Embroidery Series

The 24-year-old artist combines embroidery with images from male physique magazines that were popular during the middle of the 20th century to create his series "Icons," which is comprised of incredible pieces that, as Colby states, "challenge the mediums’ traditional functions while providing new, plural representations of male identity."

We recently caught up with Colby, who received his BFA with a concentration in printmaking and papermaking from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, to chat about the inspiration for "Icons," how his sexuality impacts his work and more.

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