Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: Philip Campbell at Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

By Dan Grossman
Phil Campbell: Your Catfish Friend at iMOCA.
INDIANA---Art is alchemy. It can change your mood from lead to gold. Inspire you. Maybe even change your life. If you don't believe these things, you must see Indy resident Philip Campbell's work at iMOCA. Start with the enormous catfish, crowned with a gold lotus, circling around a boat. Carved from African mahogany, painted with high flow acrylic, the 26-panel piece fills an entire wall in iMOCA's middle gallery, measuring 22.5 by 11.5 feet. The symbiosis between wood-carving and painting is seamless. [link]

Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art: "Your Catfish Friend" (Ends April 18, 2015); 1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana; (317) 634-6622;