May 06 — Jun 12, 2010
Featuring work by: Anthony Campuzano
All Right-Still! is Anthony Campuzano's third solo exhibition at
Fleisher/Ollman. Referencing past work, the studio practice, lessons learned, artistic folklore, and personal sources of inspiration (music, newspaper headlines), the artist undertakes a monumental investigation into looking and making through various artistic tropes and frameworks. A new work completed in 2010 and entitled, Studio Soul Scene Circa Two Thousand and Eight, is a drawing inspired by a photograph of Campuzano's studio. A sculptural work, Unpainted Painted Sculpture, comments on how Clement Greenberg imposed his will on David Smith's painted sculptures through neglect. Another work pays homage to Campuzano's former drawing teacher, Elena Sisto, the Spanish artist Juan Gris and his 1919 portrait of the poet Max Jacob, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Anthony Campuzano is known for his use of found language in his drawings, taking text from such sources as newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, the covers of paperback novels, and song lyrics. He distills this language into succinct phrases that express a particular mood or capture the essence of an important headline. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; and White Columns, New York. Campuzano received his BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and is a 2009 recipient ofthe Pew Fellowship in the Arts. The artist will be hosting Summer Studio with Anthony Campuzano at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) this July.