Only the fantastic has some chance of being true

Jamie Campbell, Untitled  from the series Only the fantastic has some chance of being true, c-print, 2009

Jamie Campbell, Untitled  from the series Only the fantastic has some chance of being true, c-print, 2009

Jamie Campbell, Only the fantastic has some chance of being true, In vitrines at Gallery 44

Jamie Campbell, Only the fantastic has some chance of being true, In vitrines at Gallery 44

Only the fantastic has some chance of being true

Friday, September 9, 2011 to Saturday, October 8, 2011
Opening Reception:
September 17,
2:00PM to 5:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

By loosely incorporating small sections of the supernatural accounts, Jamie Campbell has restaged and recreated incidents of the past. Influenced by the descriptive quality of the light within the stories, Campbell attempts to emphasize and match the majestic and unexplainable power that could only be documented, at the time, through words.

The series, Only the fantastic has some chance of being true, explores perception in photography. It brings to question the mediums ability to persuade and trick, manipulate and convince. The truth or fiction of each image can be easily argued, however it is impossible to deny that the events within the images did indeed unfold in front of the camera’s lens.

Artist Biography: 

Jamie Campbell was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He received his BFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, in 2006. He currently resides in Montreal, Quebec, where he is in the midst of completing his MFA from Concordia University.

Campbell’s work creates fictional narratives that display introverted moments of vulnerability and the exhaustion wrought by defeat. His photography has been exhibited in both Canada and the United States, and has been published internationally.