screen-printed foam rubber finger
6 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 3/4 in.
Spirit Finger… extends Campbell’s interest in hands, gestures and lesbian identity and sexuality—albeit with more of a fan’s ardor. The red foam finger is printed with a quote from Monique Wittig’s 1973 prose-poem/novel The Lesbian Body: “You are obliged to hold m/e on the ground because of the shaking of m/y body”.
Using sculpture and site-specific installation interwoven with video projection, Anna Campbell’s work deconstructs otherwise clearly legible signifiers of masculinity and heteronormativity in the service of illustrating alternate histories of attachment and desire. Campbell maintains an active exhibition record including solo exhibits at BOSI Contemporary in New York, Tractionarts in LA, and the Window Into Houston at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas, as well as group exhibits at Seoul National University of Science and Technology in South Korea, Queens College Art Center in New York, and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. She earned a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Campbell teaches sculpture, installation and curation as Associate Professor in the Art & Design Department at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.