CURATED BY SUSANNE KARBIN
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2017
Saturday, February 4, 7PM – 10PM
PELIGRO AMARILLO / SANTURCE
Calle Cerra 627 | San Juan | 00907 | PUERTO RICO
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By Appointment Only
SAN JUAN, PR – Peligro Amarillo / Santurce is pleased to present Naomi Campbell’s new exhibition Edacity from February – March 2017. Curated by Susanne Karbin, the exhibition further develops Campbell’s exploration of the fragile relationship between food production and environmental sustainability she initiated in the show Bread and Circuses at The Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey, in 2016. Here she takes it further by incorporating the concept of fear, suggesting both subjection and denial in observance of a scenario almost certain to erupt. The opening reception is Saturday, February 4, at Calle Cerra 627 in Santurce, the arts district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 7PM – 10PM.
Edacity features an installation comprising sculptures, wall pieces, metal, glass, and video, where Campbell’s use of light projection on sculptural elements creates an immersive spatial setting. The mobile sculpture Damocles’ Sword hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier or centerpiece alluding to concerns about modern day food experimentation technology and its effect on the individual. Fragments of mirrors and glass alter the viewer’s perception of reality furthering the biological/technological immersive experience.
Campbell was born in Montreal, Canada and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
She studied at the Collége de Champlain in Quebec, the University of Guelph in Ontario, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She also studied painting and printmaking at The Art Students League of New York. Her art is displayed in numerous permanent public collections, some of which include the City of New York; the City of Irving, Texas; the City of Geochang, South Korea; the New York Public Library; the New York State Museum, NY; and the Trenton City Museum, New Jersey.
The opening reception for Edacity is Saturday, February 4, from 7PM – 10PM. The exhibition will conclude at the end of March 2017. This is Naomi Campbell’s first solo exhibition at Peligro Amarillo / Santurce. Most recently in 2016, Campbell presented The Consonant of Noise at International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, where she created a braille pattern of corn kernels running across the gallery walls, and a sculptural installation on the floor, alluding to the global food crisis in which corn is paramount.
About NAOMI CAMPBELL
Naomi Campbell (born Montreal) is a graduate of Champlain College, Quebec, Canada; Art Student’s League of New York; and studied at School of Visual Arts, NY. Campbell has exhibited work at institutions throughout the world including: The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster Township, New Jersey; MUSE Center for Photography and the Moving Image, New York, New York; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Japan; Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia; Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York; and Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York. Her work is in permanent collections including: MTA Arts for Transit, New York; The New York Public Library; Geochang County, South Korea; City of Irving, Texas. Naomi Campbell has contributed to American Artist, Artscape, and Linea Art Journal. She has been an instructor at the Art Students League of New York since 2007, where she teaches contemporary watercolor. Campbell lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. For more info about Naomi Campbell, visit naomicampbellartprojects.com.