Beth Campbell: Following Room
Dec 7, 2007–Feb 24, 2008
Installation view of Beth Campbell: Following Room (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, December 7, 2007–February 24, 2008). Photograph by Mack McFarland
The work of Beth Campbell investigates notions of the everyday made strange and unfamiliar by the artist's clever hand. For Campbell, this exploration is oftentimes personal, and she positions her installations, videos, sculptures, and drawings in close relation to her own subjective view. Yet complicating what appears at first glance to be a facsimile of life is the artist's masterful ability to confound any expectation. Scenarios repeat in multiple, and, in turn, what existed on the plane of the banal becomes twisted and distorted, challenging the limits of human perception.