Stella G. Contemporary is pleased to present “luminous geometry” - a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Frank Campion and celebrating the artist’s return to the art world. “Luminous geometry” will be on view at 530 Brandywine Road from February 3 to March 17, 2018 with an opening reception for the public on Saturday, February 3rd, 5-8PM
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“Luminous geometry” is defined by bold, saturated color and dynamic contrasts. Hard versus soft edges. Light versus dark. Hot versus cold. Thick paint applied with a trowel versus thin washes of transparent color. Ultimately, it is about the tension created by the juxtaposition of rational geometry and structural logic versus random, painterly accident.
From a broader perspective, the work is informed by formal concerns about scale, proportion, and surface quality. Given its generally large scale and vibrant color, it has an immediate and visceral impact and yet reveals intimate passages that engage and invite a more prolonged, personal experience.
Frank Campion graduated from Harvard with a B.F.A. and exhibited widely in the Boston area during the 1980s. Significant groups shows include “Boston Now” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, “Abstract Art in New England” at the Danforth Museum, and the “New Art” exhibition at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He was represented by the Clark Gallery and had solo exhibitions there as well as at Bridgewater State University. His work is represented in private and corporate collections as well as the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine arts.
After some 15 years in the art world as a successful starving artist, he turned to a career in the advertising and marketing space to make a living. It was a career that brought him to North Carolina where he now lives with his wife Kelly.
In 2014, he returned to the studio and discovered that his mojo was alive and well.