Jim Campbell: Indirect Imaging

Darran Anderson, Sstudio International, December 22, 2014

Jim Campbell (b1956) is a San Francisco-based artist who has embraced the connections of light, space and time, as few others have. He uses LED technology and his skills in electrical engineering to masterfully achieve what Andrei Tarkovsky called "sculpting in time". For this superlative exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts, the darkness of the rooms becomes a canvas for the lights and the illusion of motion. The galleries seem both vast and intimate. Campbell's manipulations of space direct and reflect how our brains process visual information. He introduces the illusions and our minds complete them.