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BlackRock Presents “Dottie Campbell: Amped” Photos in Abstract Movement


BlackRock Center for the Arts will feature an exhibition entitled Dottie Campbell: Amped-Up opening on Saturday, April 27 with a Meet the Artist Reception from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The exhibition will remain on view in the Kay Gallery at the nonprofit arts center through Saturday, June 1.

Responding to the accelerated pace of modern life, Dottie Campbell pushes the limits of the interaction between camera, artist, and the world in her recent series of large-scale, amplified color photographs. Using a moving-camera capture technique allows the artist to imprint a physical response to the energy discovered on location and to abstract her subjects by obscuring detail, altering form, and creating new patterns. Through her own movement, not that of her subjects, Campbell is no longer a passive recorder of found compositions, but rather becomes performance artist, choreographer, painter, and creator in the photographic realm.

Campbell studied photography with Richard Jaquish at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and painting with Hilton Brown at Goucher College in Towson. The Maryland artist’s work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally and is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including Hilton Worldwide, PNC Bank, and Amazon.com, Inc. Campbell maintains a studio practice in Baltimore at the historic Mill Centre.

The artist, Dottie Campbell, will present an Artist Talk + Gallery Tour on Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. Admission to the galleries is free.

Dottie Campbell approaches photography as a multi-media artist. All of her work has a basis in the photographic arts, but the Baltimore-based artist has created art in a variety of media throughout her career. Campbell’s work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in both juried and curated exhibitions at museums and art spaces. Her works in fiber and anodized metal have been selected for numerous national craft shows, including American Craft Council (ACC) Craft Fairs in Baltimore, San Francisco, and Newport, RI.

Campbell’s photographic work has received numerous awards which include First Place, in the National Geographic International Photography Contest, and the Silver Prize in Art Ascent Art & Literature Journal international art magazine. Campbell was selected by New York art critic Vincent Katz for the year-long Critics

Residency Program at Maryland Art Place in Baltimore. A series of Campbell’s photographs were purchased for the new building at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC and her photographs have been part of public art installations which include LED Baltimore’s 90-foot digital billboard on Charles Street in Baltimore.

Captions:

Top: Dottie Campbell’s “Warming Shadows,” 2018, pigment ink photographic print.

Next: “Strumming,” a 2018 pigment ink photographic print by Dottie Campbell.

Next: “Fragments and Divisions” a 2018 pigment ink photographic print by Dottie Campbell.

Next: “Streak” a 2018 pigment ink photographic print by Dottie Campbell.

Photos by Germantown Pulse


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