Callie Campbell: True Colors?

Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery II
February 18–April 16
Caught Red Handed by Callie Campbell

Callie Campbell, Caught Red-Handed, 2023, 36 x 24 inches, Acrylic on canvas.

Artist’s Statement:

Campbell’s abstract style is used to convey the raw and intense experiences of this stage in life, with vibrant colors and rich texture. One of the most striking elements of her work is the way each painting appears as one color on the surface, mirroring the supposed simplicity of adolescence, but when examined closer, the intricacies and layers can be better seen representing a much more confusing and complex time. The artist’s work serves as a reminder that the experiences of adolescence are not always as they seem on the surface. Visitors can expect to see a powerful display of self-expression and the struggles of growing up in the 21st century.

Artist’s Bio
Callie Campbell is an abstract painter from Westfield, NJ, who works primarily in inks and acrylics. She is also a high school teacher which gives her a unique perspective on the complexities of the teenage years. Campbell earned her BFA from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She often intrigues the art community with her rich, large-scale work. She gathers much of her inspiration from personal tales, the environment, and cultures spanning the globe. Her pieces embody some of her own life experiences, which has led her to work with clients around bold colors and emotive textures. Callie has worked to capture the world by designing and creating specific custom works.