Amber Cobb

Region: West

I investigate defunct city blocks, rural communities, industrial landscapes, and the subcultures that exist within them. My curiosity about these sites is a function of my interest in abjection and class structure. Through installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing I create a stage that reveals the way life emerges within unexpected situations.

The exploration of spaces of abjection is often my departure point. I gather roadside castoffs, imagining the life these objects once led. In my hands, they are born again; the grim begins approach the glam. Through their transformation, I engender a platform where the rejected can be accepted. The work is semiautobiographical, exploring memory and the imagination in a nonlinear fashion. The underlying narratives within the work are a combination of my personal history and an amalgamation of abstract memories and appropriated stories.