Galerie Hugues Charbonneau is pleased to present Tammi Campbell’s first solo exhibition in Montréal. The artist offers a collection of seven works that cleverly play with the mechanics of painting, the illusion of the senses, and viewers’ expectations.
This new body of work closely follows research begun by Campbell in her previous series titled, Work in progress and Paper series. In open dialogue with the legacy of Modernism and Minimalism, she explored the specificity of the medium of painting and the fetishism of the creative process through works that are painted in trompe-l’œil, but appear to remain unfinished. In Work in Progress, Campbell created simulated beige and green strips of masking tape that effectively imitate the process behind the making of geometric, hard-edge abstract paintings. In Paper series, the potential of the white page is left untouched, as no pictorial element can be detected on its surface, until one realizes that the page itself is made entirely of paint.
IMAGE CREDIT: Tammi Campbell, ‘Monochrome with Bubble Wrap and Tan Packing Tape (détail),’ 2015, Peinture acrylique sur toile de lin, Acrylic paint on linen, 102 x 81 cm (40’’x 32’’).