KATE WERBLE GALLERY PRESS RELEASE
OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Opening OCTOBER 6, 6-8pm
Kate Werble, in conjunction with Nicole Klagsbrun, presents Beth Campbell’s Stereotable, her first solo project with the gallery.
Stereotable is a single sculpture comprised of a table, chair, vase, and pens. Using these quotidian materials, Campbell continues to question the limits of the everyday, opening possibility in something that is seemingly fixed. In Stereotable, a table and chairs are physically doubled into a single object, cantilevered up and over itself. The table legs and tabletop items appear to penetrate through wood, rendering the material world permeable. The sculpture enacts the uncanny, appearing as a fantastical double vision or the physical incarnation of a digital rendering.
Beth Campbell, (American, born in Illinois in 1971), received her MFA from Ohio University. In 2007, Campbell exhibited Following Room, a solo project at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has also held solo exhibitions at Manifesta 7; the Public Art Fund; White Columns; the Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY; and Country Club, Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011, a residency at Kohler Arts Center in 2010, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in 2009. Her work has additionally been shown at MoMA PS1, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Artists Space. Past works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Campbell currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.