Troy Emery’s practice encompasses sculpture, painting, and drawing. Emery’s artwork explores the way that representations of animals can be used as decorative motifs, superficial icons for ecological issues or fetishised objects of adornment and entertainment. Disarmingly vibrant and highly tactile, his sculptures are also elusive and there is a poignance in their faceless disguises.
Emery's new series of silkily draped sculptures, expand his enquiry into the representation of animals, as well as showcasing his highly attuned use of decorative materials, colour and texture.
IMAGE > [Top] Troy Emery, The last thing you see [installation view], 2021, polyester, polyurethane,
adhesive, pins, 77 x 150 x 63cm. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography.
IMAGE > Portrait of Troy Emery. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography. Image courtesy of the artist.