Point No Point
Vancouver native Jennifer Campbell lives in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the University of Victoria (BC) in 1998 and in 2004 completed a Master's degree in photography at Concordia University. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Dazibao (Montreal), West Space (Melbourne), AXENÉO7 (Gatineau) and 4Culture (Seattle). She has participated in several group exhibitions in Vancouver, Montreal, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York. Her video works have been shown at festivals in Romania, Italy and Bulgaria. With Point No Point, the artist won one of the two prizes of the CDAN, Centro De Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain (2010).
—Opening Thursday October 14, 2010 AT 5 PM
Galerie B-312 is pleased to present Jennifer Campbell's Point No Point, bringing together performance, photography and videography. Campbell’s artistic practice engages her in actions that she documents through photography or videography, and her exhibitions generally braid together works that evoke the same subject differently. In Point No Point, the artist tackles the subject of landscape.-The exhibition brings together three videos and two photographs in which the artist represents herself in action that in turn depict some of the metonymic figures of the landscape. Among these figures, Jennifer Campbell will particularly recognize five, staged in the works that make up Point No Point (2010), the power evocative of the shape of the clouds in Sky Ambulism (2010), the disturbing dormant activity of volcanoes in Eruption (2010), the strangeness of co-presence of the sun and rain in Precipitate (2010) and the idea of the distant in Point No Point (2010) .- The five works depict the artist in action on a natural site with interventions that suddenly and radically disrupt and transform the site that serves as a background to that action. The result is unusual images imprinted with a certain humour, establishing a critical distance towards the very idea of landscape. The somewhat burlesque images that the artist obtains thus tend to highlight the primacy of the pastoral dimension of the site of the action. By substituting as she does, the comical to the bucolic, Jennifer Campbell disturbs the cultural conformism by the filter through which we tend to relate to the world.
—Translation of a text by JEAN-ÉMILE VERDIER