b. Port Jefferson, NY
lives and works in New York, NY
and Madison, WI
anna [dot] campbell [at] wisc [dot] edu
Campbell and another foundry worker pour bronze into ingot molds.
Campbell with crossed arms in blue suit jacket at Chelsea Piers in N Y C
Photograph by Lola Flash
for the 2019 Queer|Art
Community Portrait Project
Campbell’s research-based practice employs props, scaffold and trusswork to support models of representation for queer forms that challenge the gaze of classifying taxonomies.  This critique via form, space, and ephemera resists the social dynamics that reinforce our constructions of what may be understood as aspirational.  Appropriated and abstracted references to domestic spaces, gay bars and other more provisional architectures, poach key signifiers of gender- and hetero-normativity and open them onto new attachments of possibility and desire from what might seem otherwise to be static legacies.