On The Surface Of The Midwest
Michigan-based artist Terrence Campagna collects discarded paper, fast food containers, and plastic wrappers during his "field trips" -- short walks or multi-day treks -- across the landscape of the Midwest.
Bringing his finds back to the studio, he pieces them together in to beautifully patterned constructions. "I bring what I find back to my studio and start to slowly join together and edit my findings. What's important to me about walking is how it can root me in my body and connects me to a place. When I walk my feet are touching the ground. I'm breathing in the changing air and feeling the light enter my eyes and skin. Visually, I'm taking in all the textures in my surroundings and I'm listening to whatever may be going on around and within me. I'm also intuitively feeling out what direction I want to go and where I want to stop to listen or what I'm drawn to collect and take back to the workshop."
This is exhibit will be on campus in the Fine Arts Gallery until October 17. UW-Parkside galleries are free and generally open to the public between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday -- Friday during the regular school year. All galleries are also open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of performance events @The Rita.