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March 8–11, 2018 Piers 92 & 94

Beth Campbell

dah-dah-dah-dah-dit, dah dah-dah-dah, di-di-di-di-dit

2018
Location: Pier 92 Back to Platform Exhibitors

Curator's Statement

Campbell stages an immersive installation that intersects scenes from two “preinternet” histories where women controlled the message. 19th-century furniture from a telegraph switchboard collides with an office set from the 1980 movie 9-to-5, in which a female trio abducts their sexist boss and runs the business. Titled “nine to five” in Morse code, Campbell’s work wrinkles time as an echo to our present.

About the Artist

Campbell (b. 1971 in Dwight, IL) is known for her drawings, sculpture, and architectural interventions often involving duplication and mirroring. Beth Campbell choreographs spaces, crafts uncanny objects, and maps thought. Last year the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presented a solo survey of Campbell’s work and she has had previous solo projects with the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Public Art Fund. In addition she has shown at various national and international museums and galleries including the Manifesta 7- Trento, Italy, Carnegie Museum of Art, Greater NY- PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Mercosul Biennial- Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ok Center for Contemporary Art- Linz, Austria, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Minneapolis Institute of Art. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Memorial Fellowship, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She is currently represented by Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie and Kate Werble Gallery. She is presenting a Platform Project with Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie.