By: Carl Schafer—
Muncie, IN—Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Pieces of Infinity with paintings and sculpture by artist Kevin Campbell, Thursday March 1, 5 – 8 pm. The exhibit will be anchored by his drawing of tiny interlocking puzzle pieces which is well over 100 square feet. The drawing is a map that guides his Puzzle Project and will be shown to the public for the first time to offer viewers a direct understanding of the artist’s motivation. Throughout the evening, Mr. Campbell will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.
All of the works in the show are expressions of the interconnectedness of the natural world. Each individual piece is “inherently part of something larger than itself,” says Campbell speaking about the idea that has driven his art for decades. The Puzzle Project is a work of art that has no edge and so it “can be added onto – can ‘grow’ indefinitely. As it grows, pieces and groups of pieces are separated and treated as individual works of art.” These pieces and groups of pieces will be hung and for sale in the Gordy gallery. Those who own a piece of the Puzzle Project will forever have a place in the larger composition.
“Works of art are often referred to as ‘pieces of art,’” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer. “For Kevin Campbell this is literally true. He is making only one work of art that has many pieces. The title of the show, Pieces of Infinity refers to the fact that Campbell has placed no boundaries on his single work of art. It can continue forever and each piece will always have its place.”
Pieces of Infinity will be exhibited throughout the month of March. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.