Neil Campbell "Faultline"

Marianne Boesky Gallery 24th Street

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Painting directly on to the wall, Neil Campbell transforms the gallery's interior with his geometric shapes and patterning. The artist intervenes in the architecture, toying with the experience of the space and addressing questions of viewer perception. Letting intuition guide the process, the artist divines 'sweet spots' within the exhibition space, scaling his shapes and situating them in the locales he deems most harmonic. A massive inverted triangle dominates the main gallery, while fields of small circles pulsate in the front gallery. Despite the flatness of the painted form, the scale of the triangle coupled with its impenetrable blackness produces an overwhelming, almost vertiginous effect. The matte planes seem only to highlight and heighten the vibration felt from the looming shape. Campbell's varying circles oscillate between evoking a sensation of drawing energy away from the viewer and projecting a kinetic force outward. The negative space between the dots in turn retains its own knot of energy. Inspired initially by how various cultures privileged a specific center along the vertical axis of the human figure, the artist explains that his work addresses "the electric field of the body."



from September 05, 2008 to October 04, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-09-04 from 18:00 to 20:00


Neil Campbell

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