Philip Campbell “Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments”
Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art
Jun. 2, 2023 - Jul. 28, 2017
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 living and dried flowers.
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” – a painstaking, tender installation of dried flowers stabilized in resin.
Campbell lives and works in Indianapolis, IN and exhibits nationally. This is his second solo at garner narrative.