Jim Campbell @ SJICA

David M. Roth, Squarecylinder, January 24, 2016

How can images viewed at a distance assume greater clarity than they do when seen up-close?  Or, more tantalizingly: How can anonymous home movies evoke or create memories of our own?  These are but a few of the mysteries plumbed by Jim Campbell's light sculptures.  They consist of LED lights arrayed in grids that, when aimed at walls, Plexiglas panels, resin blocks and other objects, transform once-recognizable images into barely coherent facsimiles. The results are often revelatory.