The big irony of the show, which is already filled with irony and humor, is that these precarities are a strength and from that strength springs a beauty that is hard to overlook. Anna Campbell does not hit you over the head with a mandate, rather she provides gaps where the viewer marinates in their own mysteries. There are the simple mysteries, like what does this sculpture mean, but larger ones about how we live our gender, how we perceive and speak about the gender of others, what is our history, is there an “our” history. When you feel saturated with these quandaries, however, Campbell provides something great to look at, you can always just go back to the looking.
- Paul Moreno in “Anna Campbell: Dress Rehearsal for a
Dream Sequence” New Art Examiner. Spring Quarter 2022.