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Solo Exhibitions 2019

Amped-Up - Movement Abstraction in the Photographic Medium

On View: April 27 – June 1, 2019

Meet the Artist Reception: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm / Artist Talk & Gallery Tour: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

BlackRock Center for the Arts /The Kay Gallery /12901 Town Commons Drive/Germantown, Maryland

Exhibition Description

Amped-Up - Movement Abstraction in the Photographic Medium

Speed. Life today moves along at an ever-quickening pace. Visual artists, affected by the accelerated tempo of their lives, respond in a visual way. They create art where the fast pace of life is made manifest.

It has become evident to me that my recent photographic work is strongly influenced by the accelerated pace of modern life. This influence extends not only to the images themselves but also to my capture and field techniques. It is interesting to note that, like the work of artists in the short-lived Futurist avant-garde movement in Italy, at the beginning of the 20th century, my photographs seem to capture the energies of subjects that appear to be moving, evoking a correspondence between the energy of movement and the pace of modern life. Unlike the Futurist subjects, though, except for water, my subjects remain still while I act out a dance of movement with my camera. I am not trying to create a depiction of movement, but it is a byproduct of my process and enlivens my compositions. I am using my movement camera techniques to abstract my subjects, by obscuring detail, producing and altering form, and creating surface pattern. Moving the camera at time of capture allows me to contribute my spontaneous physical response to the photographic composition that exists before me. My own movement, not the movement of my subjects, embodies the accelerated pace of modern life.

The Kay Gallery, with it’s natural light, provides an environment for my work that makes possible a connection between the energy of my photographic work and the busy and culturally exciting environment surrounding the Black Rock Center. The long exhibition walls of the gallery will allow me to create a tempo with my photographs. My images vary in the speed of apparent movement and thus their degree of abstraction and, along the length of the walls, I can arrange my images to create a viewing cadence for visitors.

Public Art

The Baltimore Ekphrasis Project

The Light Ekphrastic invited Dottie Campbell to participate in their collaborative project with LED Baltimore. The Light Ekphrastic is an online journal that inspires writer/artist collaborations. The writer and the artist each create new work that has been inspired by their partner’s work. LED Baltimore’s ninety-foot digital billboard on Charles Street in Baltimore was used as a digital art display for this project.

Dottie Campbell was partnered with Tracy Dimond, a Baltimore poet. Dottie’s image Queen Calafia’s Morning Mirror was inspired by Tracy’s poem Lost Time And Gloves and Tracy’s poem Maintain Effervescence was inspired by Dottie’s image Dragon Dreams. On the LED billboard, excerpts from Tracy’s two poems appeared on Dottie’s images.

See the Photographs and Poems here.

Exhibitions on the Web



Dottie Campbell was invited to create an online portfolio on the international Lens Culture magazine. The British newspaper, The Guardian, cited LensCulture as one of the eighth best photography websites or online publications in the world. Will Coldwell, writing in The Independent in 2013, described LensCulture as a "definitive resource for anyone who wants to keep up with the latest trends and debates in contemporary photography".

Visit the site here.


Baker Artist Awards Portfolios

A comprehensive look at Dottie Campbell's work for 2016

Ten photographic portfolios are presented with descriptions of each portfolio project.

Visit the site here.

Framed Photographic Prints on View

The Mill Center Studio #349 / 3000 Chestnut Avenue / Baltimore MD

❍ The exhibition gallery of DC Campbell Studio is open by appointment at The Mill Center building located in the Baltimore village of Hampden.

The studio is on the third floor in Studio #349.

Call Dottie Campbell at 410-243-0475 for an appointment.

Exhibitions change every two months starting in June.

June-July: New Photographs from Buffalo

August-September: Landscape Drama

October-November: New Series on Exhibition for Mill Centre Open Studio Tour

                                    Room 1 - My New Home - Migrant Children in Crisis

                                    Room 2 - The Abstract Squares

End of November-December: Holiday Selections

Hilton Baltimore / 401 W Pratt Street / Baltimore, MD

❍ Six 36” x 48” photographs from the Vehicular Landscape portfolio are on permanent view in the third floor public area of the Hilton Hotel in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

Take the elevator to the third floor.

Included in this group is the winner of the National Geographic Photography Contests, Black Buick Cottonwood.

Additional photographs from various portfolios can be found in the Executive and Presidential Suites.

All images and content of this site © 2018 Dottie Campbell

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