April 4—May 11, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6-8pm
A Firmament presents photographic and video works that investigate the transmission of light, both celestial and terrestrial. Blaine Campbell’s long-standing fascination with astronomy is combined with explorations of mathematics, religious symbolic systems, and contemporary representations of the transcendent and super terrestrial.
Through the refractive interference of light, the geometric systems used to construct Persian decorative patterning and merging mathematical constructs, stained glass motifs and astrophotography, Campbell creates new visual forms using light mediated by various devices – including a telescope and darkroom enlarger – to produce the works for this exhibition.
Blaine Campbell is an Alberta-based artist working in photography, sculpture, and video. Graduating from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a B.F.A. in photography in 2007, he previously completed B.Math. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics. In 2007 Campbell received the BMO 1st Art! national award and the Emerging Artist Award from the Contemporary Arts Society of Vancouver. He has exhibited work at various venues in Canada and Europe, including Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012 and Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshutte Germany. He is currently acting as the Artist in Residence at the TRIUMF nuclear physics lab in Vancouver.