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LAVIALLE CAMPBELL

IN THE SHADOWS

Lavialle Campbell, In The Shadows, Coagula Curatorial

Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present In The Shadows, an exhibit of new quilted paintings and
glass sculptural works by Lavialle Campbell. The exhibit runs from Saturday, May 27 thru Sunday,
July 2 at Coagula Curatorial, located at 974 Chung King Road, in historic Chinatown. The artist
reception will be held on Saturday May 27 from 7-11pm.

Apprehensive to painting in the traditional sense, Lavialle Campbell approaches geometric abstraction
through the use of quilted thread and cotton, rejecting western-based art-making materials, and aligning
her self with processes historically associated with “women's work”, all the while challenging the very
idea of what a painting can be. Through this approach, Campbell's works attain a certain zen – her
formal interests in Modernism, Japanese Minimalism, and contemporary architecture working
simultaneously in support of her non-representational quilted abstractions.

In The Shadows is a new body of works that address the dark and shadowy spaces that are endured
within a lifetime of illness, while at the same time discovering the resilience and potential for beauty
within those shadows.

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