Lavialle Campbell, ‘Darker’, 2017, Coagula Curatorial

Apprehensive to painting in the traditional sense, Lavialle Campbell approaches geometric abstraction through the use of quilted thread and cotton, rejecting western-based art-making materials, and aligning her self with processes historically associated with “women's work”, all the while challenging the very
idea of what a painting can be. Through this approach, Campbell's works attain a certain zen – her formal interests in Modernism, Japanese Minimalism, and contemporary architecture working simultaneously in support of her non-representational quilted abstractions.

In The Shadows is a new body of works that address the dark and shadowy spaces that are endured within a lifetime of illness, while at the same time discovering the resilience and potential for beauty within those shadows.

Apprehensive to painting in the traditional sense, Lavialle Campbell approaches geometric abstraction through the use of quilted thread and cotton, rejecting western-based art-making materials, and aligning her self with processes historically associated with “women's work”, all the while challenging the very
idea of what a painting can be. Through this approach, Campbell's works attain a certain zen – her formal interests in Modernism, Japanese Minimalism, and contemporary architecture working simultaneously in support of her non-representational quilted abstractions.

In The Shadows is a new body of works that address the dark and shadowy spaces that are endured within a lifetime of illness, while at the same time discovering the resilience and potential for beauty within those shadows.

About Lavialle Campbell

American, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States