On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 4:30pm, Bixler 154, artist David Campbell will speak about his painting practice. According to Campbell, “My paintings respond to visual discovery derived from looking or noticing. The painters that influence me the most exhibit a deeper and more mysterious narrative undercurrent in their work, rather than a nature of replication. I believe in a marriage between the perceptual response and the narrative. There is no recipe for combining the two, but rather a reaction to what I see. My deepest inspiration is the hope that my paintings originate from a point outside of myself.”
Born in the suburbs of Philadelphia in 1974, David Campbell received his Certificate in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1998. He returned to the academy to earn his MFA in 2007. Since graduating, Campbell cofounded the Perceptual Painters collective. He has had solo exhibitions at Eastern University in Wayne, PA, Foro Galeria in San Juan, Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, and Artists’ House Gallery in Philadelphia. Campbell currently resides in Williamsburg, VA, where he teaches in the Art Department of the College of William and Mary.
This lecture is sponsored by the Art Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public.