Michigan Artist Series
Susan Goethel Campbell: Resisting Certainty
March 6 – June 1, 2014
Susan Goethel Campbell’s work interprets the contemporary landscape as an emergent system where nature, culture, and the engineered environment are indistinguishable from one another. At the heart of her practice is the collection, documentation, and observation of seasonal change in both natural and artificial environments. In Resisting Certainty, Campbell grows grass in discarded plastic containers, so the sod takes on the shape of the commercial packaging; her large floor installation of inverted sod reimagines the earth’s surface as if it were a patterned carpet.
Campbell earned an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has been awarded printmaking residencies in Belgium and Germany. She taught studio art for fifteen years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Her work is in major public and private collections.
Susan Goethel Campbell. Grounds, 2013, © Susan Goethel Campbell