January 10 – February 22, 2015
Field Guide explores Susan Goethel Campbell’s work from 2005 to 2015, revealing the trajectory of her expansive interests made manifest in her various oeuvres. These bodies of work emerge, populate and overlap one another. In common, they are each fields or organized visual systems. Each field begins as an idea, an agenda to process objects/phenomenon by means of handmade or mechanical procedures and interventions.
Campbell’s studio practice is embedded in the realm of printmaking. She began as a print-based artist, but her impressions these days are multifarious and one of a kind. Each imprint/object is unique, but dependent upon (for its very existence) the fact of its conscription to a field of like-minded works, which comprise a whole, yet the individual “cells” that define each field possess a personality. These cells do not make the body, but rather they collaborate to build the system.
Field Guide, and its 120-page catalogue, with an essay by John J. Corso PH.D, serves as a record of these many endeavors, contextualizing Campbell’s prolific activities over the last decade. Curated by Dick Goody.
Artist’s Talk: Susan Geothel Campbell, Wednesday, February 4, 2015