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Ever Your Friend - Anna Campbell - <span class="date-display-single">03/26/2015 - 5:00pm</span>

Ever Your Friend

03/26/2015 - 5:00pm

- Curatorial Lab Space, Elvehjem Building

In parternship with the UW Department of Art History, the Wisconsin Book Festival presents Anna Campbell's Ever Your Friend.  Campbell will provide a public reading and talk about Ever Your Friend followed by a book and poster signing. This book event is planned to coincide with the exhibition The Wet Archive: History, Desire, and Photography’s Liquid Intelligence on view in the Mayer Gallery of the Elvehjem Building, Chazen Museum of Art (one floor up from the Curatorial Lab Space). A series of artworks drawn directly from the Ever Your Friend book project are installed in The Wet Archive exhibition -- https://wetarchive.wordpress.com/28-2/queer-archiving/everyourfriend/


Ever Your Friend is a collection of images abstracted from the photo collection of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY. Compiled during a month in residence at the Archive, artist Anna Campbell has modified the images, isolating only hands, bare arms, and any objects they may hold. Campbell's selective editing prompts the viewer to fill in the gaps not only of the physical image itself but also in the narratives of everyday lesbian life they depict.

Anna Campbell

About Presenter Anna Campbell


Using sculpture and site-specific installation interwoven with video projection, archival investigations, and multiplicities of material metaphors, Anna Campbell’s work deconstructs otherwise clearly legible signifiers of masculinity and heteronormativity in the service of illustrating alternate histories of attachment and desire. Campbell maintains an active exhibition record including recent solo exhibits at BOSI Contemporary in New York, Tractionarts in LA, and the Window Into Houston at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas, as well as group exhibits at Seoul National University of Science and Technology in South Korea, Queens College Art Center in New York, and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. She earned a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During a recent sabbatical, Campbell set up studio in Brooklyn and Paris.  She teaches sculpture, installation and curation as Associate Professor in the Art & Design Department at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  Campbell is serving as Visiting Associate Professor/ Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 2014-2015 academic year, teaching courses on feminist and queer art practices, publics and projection, and curation.


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