Zinc Contemporary | ZINC contemporary artist Rachel Campbell STRANGELY NORMAL GALLERY
STRANGELY NORMAL runs from March 17 - April 28th, 2018. A solo exhibition of recent paintings by Rachel Campbell. “Where did they go? And what happens next?” Durham-based oil painter Rachel Campbell's scenes of empty homes and shops are moments poised on the edge of possibility. Seemingly mundane places become sites of mystery and explorations of pattern, repetition and natural beauty.
color, colorist, interior, landscape, oil painting, oil on canvas, oil on linen, contemporary art, contemporary painting, narrative art, figurative art, art of the south, david hockney,
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Rachel Campbell

Plant the Future.48x48
The Travellers 36x36
RachelCampbell OULOVETHEMSOTHEYLLLEAVE 36x48 oiloncanvas
Rosannas 1 36x48
RachelCampbell THEYEARSPRINGSPRUNGEARLY 30x40 oilonlinen
Fall Down Under rachel Campbell 36x48 oil on linen
Food Pride 30x40

Rachel Campbell is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. She has lived in the USA since 2003. She went to the Otago School of Art in Dunedin, New Zealand, and the Central School of Art in Toronto, Canada. Rachel has lived and exhibited in the United Kingdom, Germany, and New Zealand, as well as in the USA. She has received numerous awards and fellowships including the Emerging Artist Grant for Durham in 2013, Southern Arts Grant in the UK, and fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and the Key West Artist Residency. Her work is in public and private collections in many countries, including Duke University, University of NC Chapel Hill, Fidelity Investments and UNC Rex Hospital.

I think of my work as similar to that of a poet who writes about the everyday, but instead of words, I express myself in paint. I engage in narratives. I’m reflecting on stories I have been told or experiences I have had. Humor is often prevalent in the work—often with a sense of playfulness around things that are common and ordinary. In my most recent work I am commenting on the importance of joy and celebration in life and how this is critical to our wellbeing. My paintings are landscapes, so whether they are traditional landscape or they depict food, or portraits of objects, these are all a form of landscape to me. I paint about the relationships between elements and our relationship to those narrative elements. – Rachel Campbell