Noon Time Artist Talk: Michael Campbell

First in the 2013-2014 noontime artist talk series. 12:30 to 2pm.

The department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is pleased to announce the return of our noontime talk series. We are excited about our fall line up.

The First talk of the year will be by well-known Prairie/West Coast artist Michael Campbell.  Michael divides his time between the flat and windy environment of southern Alberta, where he teaches at the University of Lethbridge and the wet, and soggy rain forest of Hornby Island where he maintains a seaside studio. Both environments influence his imagination and work.

Michael Campbell is interested in obsolete technologies, remote landscapes, purposeless inventions, suburban boredom, bad sci-fi films, utopic schemes, adolescent fantasy sketchbooks and handmade tools.  Field Recordings of Icebergs Melting is an expanding series of vessels and objects which incorporate a range of materials including:  driftwood, copper, zinc, cloth covered wiring, stressed plywood, cogs, levers, sphagnum moss, canvas, vacuum tubes, hemp line, rusted brake line, brass, digital audio and video and thousands of tiny nails.

Recent exhibitions include Kathmandu Triennial 2012, Agnes Etherington Art Centre Kingston 2010, EXPO 2005 Aichi Japan,  Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Art (Winnipeg), The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge),  Red District Gallery (Marseilles France), the 2002 and 2005 Alberta Biennial (Edmonton, Calgary and Banff) and YYZ (Toronto), and Truck Gallery (Calgary) .

The Noon Time Artist Talks are made possible by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. www.ahva.ubc.ca