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Jim Campbell

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 06 May 2005

Bus Stop Re3-Lr
Reconstruction 4-Lr

If you're in NYC, there's just one week left to catch Jim Campbell's Material Light at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. And it's a must-see.

Campbell's brilliant LED animations render sensuous yet eerie scenes with amazing depth considering the low fidelity out-put. This show includes work from the last four of his 20 years in making technological art, and features works in a new direction that combine still photos with his animations. Bus Stop (above, left) and Library (video after the jump) present common city scenes in an ethereal and almost spiritual manner.

 

According to the artist, "My Ambiguous Icons projects essentially started with the question 'How and what kind of meaning can be expressed with very small amounts of information?'" and adds that "as in other forms of visual abstraction, associative thinking processes play a larger role than linear or narrative thinking in the interpretation of an image."

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is located at 601 West 26th Street, Suite 1240, between 11th and 12th Avenues. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM - 6PM.

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