WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?: a solo exhibition of works by Rachel Campbell
ZINC contemporary is pleased to present a major solo exhibition of new work featuring artist Rachel Campbell. What Are You Looking For? frames Campbell’s career-long exploration of memory and nostalgia, most notably in the American South; working intuitively with the juxtaposition of light and shadow, abstraction and realism, and memories that are at once glum and humorous.
Influenced by artist David Hockney, Campbell plays with layers of abstraction, transforming figurative scenes into what she coins “abstracted realism.” As a visual storyteller, Campbell appropriates narratives that trigger memories: the slapstick antics behind the counter of a pastry shop, or the profoundness of unassuming lives lived behind the scenes. She characterizes this series of oil paintings as her own journey in “snapshots,” while inviting interplay from a collective cultural memory at large.
The Playful And The Personal: Rachel CampbellTamera Lenz Muente, Artists Magazine, April 1, 2020
Nostalgic Oil Paintings Capture Overlooked Beauty of Ordinary MomentsEmma Taggart, My Modern Met, December 5, 2019
Pioneer Square Art Walk – First Thursday guide for Dec. 5Lily Hansen, Real Change, November 27, 2019
“What Are You Looking For?” by Rachel Campbell—a new exhibit at ZINC contemporaryAakanksha Agarwal, Seattleite, November 11, 2019