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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.