Jim Campbell

Maria Porges, Artforum, May 15, 2005

Though much current art purports to confront the "liminal," Jim Campbell's wall-mounted electronic works successfully address this state in more ways than one. Campbell's dual professions-computer-hardware engineer and internationally recognized artist-place him at the threshold (or limen) between two profoundly different worlds. Pursued from this unusual viewpoint, his continuing investigation of extremely low-resolution imagery functions as an exploration of the furthest margins of visual perception, revealing how much-or how little-information is required for comprehension.