October 29 – December 5, 2009

Press Release

Best known for her bold, figurative paintings, in this exhibition Campbell explores the unconscious with surreal images that challenge the distinction between representation and abstraction, reality and fantasy. The inspiration for this body of work began with Campbell’s interest in crossing autobiographical subject matter with allegorical material by drawing on experiences from her own life as well images from her dreams. Campbell writes about the organic development of her creative process as “evolving into an experiment where the tangents and desiresof the unconscious became my motivation. Happily, wading into the surreal enlarged my process into a poetic call and response where injecting childhood phantasm into quotidian rites and circumstances gave me a new perspective on both.”