Coastal Marin Artists Gallery
Swept/Up: An installation by Wayne Campbell
June 7 - August 17, 2014 / Curated by Jennifer Gately
Metal sculptor Wayne Campbell’s installation Swept/Up is inspired by his father’s experience as a World War II prisoner of war under the Japanese and evolved from a true story of human innovation in the face of unspeakable brutality. Using scraps of cans, wax, barbwire-whatever they could find or steal, and risking vicious reprisal if they were caught, Wayne’s father and fellow POWs made radio receivers, which they hid in brooms used to sweep their ragged barrack, to catch word from the outside world—a story Wayne Campbell powerfully interprets through steel brooms, bamboo, and his own text.