The show’s curator, Mary McDonald writes:
Visualization of behavior takes on a quite a different look in Susan Campbell’s piece in Like There’s No Tomorrow. Resistance is decidedly mechanical. I imagine this is how robots would construct a painting. The work is futuristic but yet somehow a throwback to abstract expressionism. On a tin canvas, enamel and Duralar strips are held in position by small magnets suggesting the mutable. While Campbell is no robot, she does employ an altered drawing machine that has a distinct automatic gesture. Affixed to the surface this miniature robo-Pollock first drew the lines represented here in bright enamel. The overlapping threads also call to mind the tradition of mapping, another systematic act of visualization.
13th -17th April 2011 at XPACE Cultural Centre.
Group Show of students in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design at OCADU.