NEIL CAMPBELL, FIELD, 2011 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND GALLERIA FRANCO NOERO, TURIN; OFFICE BAROQUE, ANTWERP
Neil Campbell: Wheatfield
Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB - To May 12
Vancouver-based painter Neil Campbell challenges our perceptions of form, colour and pattern within the architectural spaces in which his art is exhibited. Drawing on the lessons of Op Art, Colour Field Painting, Minimalism and Conceptual Art, he creates “graphic interventions” – geometric paintings, vinyl print installations and forms milled in plate steel – that reverberate between figure and ground, heightening awareness of our physical surroundings and provoking consideration of the mind-body problem.