Essay by Tyler Stallings
200 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 150 illustrations & photographs
Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Rebecca Campbell: A 20 Year Survey, a retrospective catalog published in collaboration with the Frank M. Doyle Pavilion at Orange Coast College. It showcases her work over a 20-year period and includes an essay by curator Tyler Stallings.
Campbell’s paintings, sculptures, and installations explore are how the painted figure, the photographic image, pattern, and text define, thwart or evolve our sense of personal, national, and cultural identity. Relationships and voids between world history, popular and political ephemera, and personal memoir are examined by animating pictures, tartans and other culturally specific patterns, as well as bureaucratic and personal documents in various media and interpretive techniques including monumental painting, film, and sculpture. The content unfolds through investment in metaphoric materials. Campbell’s interest in nostalgia’s transgressive effect on linear time and identity is expressed through the juxtaposition of materials that connote particular and disparate time periods and cultural identities. The amalgam of textures allows her to embody ideas about time and identity without reducing them to a didactic argument. The resonance is one faceted with the familiarity of the body and the fiction of the mind.
Rebecca Campbell received her MFA in painting and drawing in June 2001 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at L.A. Louver Gallery, Ameringer-McEnery-Yohe, Gagosion Gallery, the Phoenix Art Museum, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, among other galleries and museums. Currently an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton, she has also taught at Art Center College of Design, Claremont Graduate University, Vermont College of Fine Art, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Campbell’s work is regularly presented at art fairs including Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, ARCO Madrid, and ADAA: The Art Show. Her work has been featured in publications including ARTnews, the Los Angeles Times, ART PAPERS, X-TRA, ARTWORKS Magazine, art ltd., The Huffington Post, and Artnet. She is represented by L.A. Louver Gallery.