Fairgrounds St. Pete Project
Dialogical Analogs in Chlorine, metal, wood, video
Matthew’s Fairgrounds St. Pete project is a suspended, kidney-shaped motel pool. While not filled with water, it includes a video projection that examines the feelings of longing that occur when the exotic is mediated, and further, it explores the sense of displacement felt when the mediated is compared to the actual.
Influenced by the natural world, engineering and architecture, Matthew works in a variety of materials using traditional and digital fabrication methods. He holds a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Masters of Architecture from Morgan State University, and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of South Florida. Originally from West Virginia, Campbell now resides with his wife, daughter and son in central Florida.