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Peter Campus: Calling for Shantih

Cristin Tierney
546 West 29th Street, 212.594.0550
October 28 - December 18, 2010
Reception: Thursday, October 28, 6 - 8 PM
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Cristin Tierney is thrilled to announce our inaugural exhibition of new work by the acclaimed artist, Peter Campus. Calling for Shantih is a seven-screen installation of video landscapes. Campus’s new pieces are quiet meditations on the passage of time and humanity’s place in the natural world. An unrepentant formalist, Campus’ s manipulation of color and form belies a sophisticated sensibility comparable to that of historic figures such as Cézanne and Corot. But his use of cutting edge technology gives these videos a freshness that positions the work squarely in the twenty first century. Slow and deliberate in movement, sound, and shifts of light, these pieces exert a hypnotic effect upon the viewer. Floating somewhere between expressionist painting and pixilated animation, this new body of work serves to remind us of why Campus is considered a seminal figure in the history of video and new media art.

Peter Campus has long been considered a ground breaking artist, one of the very first to pick up a video camera and create art. His work is collected by major museums, including the MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Modern, the Renia Sofia and the Centre Pompidou. Exhibitions of his recent work have included Opticks, at the British Film Institute in London, and Reflections and Inflections, at The Power Plant in Toronto. Calling for Shantih is his first New York exhibition with Cristin Tierney.
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