Pioneer Square Art Walk – First Thursday guide for Dec. 5

Lily Hansen, Real Change, November 27, 2019

Reminiscent of the work of British artist David Hockney, Rachel Campbell takes ordinary life moments and pushes them beyond reality. In What Are You Looking For?, Campbell spotlights her signature “abstracted realism,” using the human characteristics of observation and “looking” as starting points for the stories of those around her. Her work is at once retro and contemporary, combining oil paintings of 25-cent candy machines sitting behind marbled wooden walls with portraits of a man with a Fitbit on his wrist and
a Starbucks coffee in his hand.