Open Space announces artist in residence, Charles CampbellWednesday, January 30th, 2013 Categories: Art Residencies, Updates
Charles Campbell packs complex references into artworks of unnerving, covert beauty. The Transporter project, inhabiting the interstices of artistic and political concerns, began initially as a visual investigation of the phenomenon of forced migration. Campbell discovered instead that his work sparked the desire to find a material form for his painterly motifs, which had been drawn from political imagery, and therein discovered a way to invoke the interplay between various aspirational futures and the present.
Charles Campbell will be in residency at Open Space from January 15 to April 6, 2013. His final exhibition of works will be showcased from March 1 to April 6, 2013, with the opening reception and artist’s talk to be held on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Transporter revives the genre of history painting in a series of 3D paintings that combine Buckminster Fuller’s utopian architecture with loaded political imagery and elements dispersed in the communities around Open Space. Campbell will be working in the North Gallery in January and February, developing a body of work for exhibition in the Main Gallery space opening in early March.
About Open Space:
Founded in September 1972, Open Space is non-profit artist-run centre located in Victoria, British Columbia. For over thirty years, Open Space has supported professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music, and performance. As an exhibition and performance centre, Open Space reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada, and beyond. Our commitment to contemporary artists is an inclusive situation, embracing work by artists of different disciplines, media, generations, cultures, and communities.
Open Space supports experimental artistic practices in all contemporary artsdisciplines, acting as a laboratory for engaging art, artists, and audiences.