Garnar Lane Light Box Art Program: Jon Campbell
The light boxes are visible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to a passing audience of residents, visitors and workers moving through Garnar Lane between Thomas and Lonsdale Streets Dandenong.
Seven paintings by Jon Campbell
On exhibition until 31 May 2019
Jon Campbell has been a constant fixture on the Australian art scene since he first began exhibiting paintings of suburban youth culture in the 1980s. His practice has evolved to become one of the more complex examples of Australian Pop art.
For the last 20 years the artist’s work has looked at the visual potential of words using vernacular language and popular culture. “The viewer becomes part of the work as they unravel the text and say the phrase," Jon Campbell.
In recent paintings, snippets of conversation are transformed using the conventions of formal abstraction and graphic design to both confuse the original function of the words and phrases and elevate them to a pictorial object. The negative spaces around the letters become positive.
Location: Garner Lane Light Boxes, Garnar Lane, Dandenong