The District Gallery presents:
Dreamscapes: Poetry Inspired Paintings by Rachael McCampbell May 16 – June 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 5-8 p.m.
The District Gallery is pleased to present Dreamscapes: Poetry Inspired Paintings by Rachael McCampbell. The arts often inspire one another – visual arts can inspire writers, and the written word can send artists to their easels. Native Knoxvillian painter, writer and curator, Rachael McCampbell, has done just that. She has always loved literature and poetry and the rich way words inspire her art. “Poetry can be a veritable feast for the senses…the delicious way the sounds roll off your tongue when you read it aloud, the rhythms that make you want to dance and the visuals that like a dream, lift you from your own reality into another world – into a dreamscape.”
McCampbell has created a collection of paintings inspired by the poetry of poets such as Mary Oliver, Donald Justice, Wallace Stevens, Robert Creeley, Wendell Berry, W. B. Yeats, Maya Angelou, Raymond Carver and more. Her paintings are highly textured with layers of acrylic, charcoal and oil. She applies paint and then removes it until eventually the story she needs to tell emerges.
McCampbell’s paintings are shown in galleries and museums and collected internationally. Her studio is in the hamlet of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. This is her first solo show at The District Gallery.
An opening reception will be held Friday, May 16 from 5-8 p.m. Come and read the poetry, enjoy the paintings and meet the artist. The show continues through June 14.