Terrence Campagna’s exhibition On the Surface of the Midwest: Recent Field Work is comprised of wall hangings made from materials he finds in his surroundings, usually as he is walking. Sometimes he takes cross-country walks, but he often finds and gathers materials during daily walks in the places where he lives. “What's important to me about walking is how it can root me in my body and connects me to a place. When I walk my feet are touching the ground. I'm breathing in the changing air and feeling the light enter my eyes and skin. Visually, I’m taking in the textures in my surroundings and I'm listening to whatever may be going on around and within me. I'm intuitively feeling out what direction I want to go or stop, and listening for what I’m drawn to collect and take back to the workshop.”
Installation view from On the Surface of the Midwest: Recent Field Work, Frank M. Basile Exhibition Hall, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, December 5, 2014 - February 1, 2015. Photo: Lisa K. Fett 2015.