For the months of June and July, Garner Narrative (642 E. Market St.) shows Philip Campbells’s “Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments” – 3D paintings carved from mahogany, and installations of stabilized fresh blossoms. Opening reception with the artist Friday June 2 from 6-9 p.m., concurrent with the First Friday Hop.
Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments
June 2 – July 28
Republic Bank First Friday receptions: June 2nd & July 7th 2017
Campbell writes “My underpaintings are chiseled in African mahogany adding depth, shape and texture that you can touch. The weight, strength and grain of the wood adds life to my narratives… I use allegorical characters to tell real stories of love, life and sobriety. Sometimes mine, sometimes yours.”
Campbell balances the heavy wood with “Flower Quilt” – an painstaking, tender installation of dried flowers stabilized in resin. Past beauty is beauty still.
Campbell lives and works in Indianapolis, IN and exhibits nationally. This is his second solo at garner narrative.