Crystal Campbell: Viewfinder – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Crystal Campbell: Viewfinder

April 22, 2022May 14, 2022

Opening Friday, April 22, 2022, 5–8 pm at Buffalo Arts Studio, part of M&T Bank 4th Friday @ Tri-Main Center.
On view April 22–May 14, 2022.

Squeaky Wheel is excited to be a co-presenter of a solo exhibition by Crystal Z Campbell, one of our Summer 2021 Workspace Residents, at Buffalo Arts Studio.

Crystal Z Campbell’s multidisciplinary practice centers on public secrets, or information known by many and yet undertold and underspoken. Campbell’s experimental film, VIEWFINDER, was shot entirely in the resort town of Varberg, Sweden and features recent migrants to Sweden. This immersive film-based installation takes cues from Swedish folktales, gestures, and movements to explore belonging, allyship, and monuments. If our bodies are archives, what is the currency of place, of movement, of memory?

Crystal Z Campbell (they/them) is currently a 2021–22 UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar, multidisciplinary artist, experimental filmmaker, and writer of Black, Filipinx, and Chinese descents. A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts and 2022 Creative Capital Awardee, their archive-driven work in film/video, performance, installation, sound, painting, and text, has been exhibited and screened at The Drawing Center, ICA-Philadelphia, Bemis, Studio Museum of Harlem, MOMA, SculptureCenter, SFMOMA, and a forthcoming screening at the National Gallery of Art.

Part of Navigating Identity Exhibition and Workshop Series, which is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit Buffalo Arts Studio for more information.

Image: Film Still from VIEWFINDER, Crystal Z Campbell, copyright 2020, Digital Video, Stereo Sound, 18’26” Minutes.


April 22, 2022
May 14, 2022
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