Hannah Campion reverses the usual hierarchy of painting: her work escapes from the traditional canvas surface and spreads into the surrounding space, overlaid and often hidden by elements such as brightly coloured paper and cotton thread. Paintings and objects are shredded, crushed, nailed, taped, pinned, torn, collaged, and re-assembled into entirely new works creating ongoing dialogues with each other.
Her solo exhibition, Shift, is the culmination of her artist residency at Vane that began in January 2012. Drawing on her interest in architectural details and natural forms and surfaces, she uses subtle colours, marks and different materials to direct the viewer’s eye and body. Shift is an immersive installation that creates both real and imaginary environments.
Born in Middlesbrough in 1980, Campion currently lives in Newcastle upon Tyne and will be joining the MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art, London, later this year. Recent exhibitions include Omnia Mea Mecum Porto: Works on Paper, Kotti-Shop, Berlin (2012); Interspace, SandfordGoudie Gallery, Customs House, South Shields (2009); Hannah Campion, Gallery TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2008); The Really Supermarket, mima, Middlesbrough (2007). In 2009, Campion curated the exhibition helicopter in partnership with Vane at St Ann’s Quay, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Join us to hear Hannah Campion discuss her exhibition, in conversation with Danny Rolph, artist and visiting Professor in Fine Art at Bucks New University.
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