Anthony Campuzano: Waters' March
Churner and Churner is pleased to announce "Waters' March," an exhibition of new drawings by Philadelphia-based artist Anthony Campuzano. Known for use of found text and bold colors, Campuzano claims everyday media sources as raw material: newspaper headlines, pages of porn magazine, Wikipedia entries, and song lyrics. His process of hand-copying printed texts removes each word from its anonymous mass and recordes it as a personal, visceral statement, so that his work muddles the distinctions between language, action, and meaning.
The exhibition's title refers in part to the flooding of his studio in 2009 -- an incident that led him to consider questions of doubling and distance, as he chose to remake several works that had been damaged by inserting photographs of the earlier works directly into the new panels. The title also alludes to a song by Brazilian composer Antoni Carlos Jobim, "Agues de Marco" (Waters of March). Its lyrics do not tell a story, but instead present a list of objects, feelings, and places; Campuzano's textual collages reverberate with similar poetry.