‘New Work’ review

Matt Stromberg, Art Practical, June 2, 2010

In the current post-everything contemporary art world, too-often characterized by visual and theoretical exhaustion, few works still have the power to inspire wonder. When they do, it comes more from an overwhelming sense of bravura than from an honest reverence for visual enlightenment. Not so in Jim Campbell's current body of work at the Hosfelt Gallery. Using simple technologies, Campbell recaptures both a sense of wonder and a joy in the act of observing that we seldom find in art today.