'Sun Goddess Crouching' showcased a series of Colette’s existing work, reimagined and reconfigured for the Modern Painters, New Decorators exhibition space.
Colette's artworks create a dynamic connection between material and shape. Through sculpture, video and print Colette develops ways of making artworks that blur processes and objects found in her day-to-day activities, domestic life and artist studio. Combining repetitive or improvised actions with sometimes-unreliable materials Colette’s work explores the daily rituals we assume and the interactions we have with the objects around us, making them seem at once strange and familiar.
Two videos, 'Exsertus' and 'Little Turnip' focus on the artist as the subject matter and blur the lines between shapes from Colette’s studio space and those she encounters as part of her daily routines. For example, the feel of fresh pasta or the bulbous forms of the climbing wall. A series of monochrome installations - 'Shape Combinations' - made from ceramic, latex and steel components gather on the floor and lean against the walls.