Kamilah Campbell: Systemic Abstraction


Location: Fort Wayne Museum of Art

In conjunction with the exhibitions featured in FWMoA's Contemporary Regional Gallery, Art Scene presents the artists, curators, and artwork displayed in this dynamic gallery that focuses on work by living artists in the region. 

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art presents its second project with Wunderkammer Company, Systemic Abstraction: John Collins McCormick, Kamilah Campbell, and Carly Schmitt, an exhibition exploring the tangible connections between the artist and the abstract image.  Often misunderstood as being non-referential, a great deal of abstract art is deeply related to the nature of the human body and its perceptions.

Led by curator Dan Swartz of the Wunderkammer Company, this installment of Art Scene will explore the major themes and notions driving the curatorial and artistic decisions made to bring this bold exhibition to fruition. Through comparisons between the artist's markings and images exploring the psychological abstraction of the figure, Systemic Abstraction asks the viewer to re-examine the boundaries between the illusory and the real. Wunderkammer Company intends for the viewer to complete the conceptual cycle, recognizing realistic images as only really being a combination of brushstrokes with color, and abstraction as actually mimicking the interior thought process of recognition.

This exhibition will last until October 14.