Grand Central Station #2
custom electronics, LEDs, and mounted photo-transparency 33 x 44 x 15 in. (83.8 x 111.8 x 38.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum
© 2009, Jim Campbell
Smithsonian American Art Museum
3rd Floor, North Wing
New Acquisition Label
Grand Central Station #2 is a major artwork by one of today's leading media artists. Jim Campbell has developed a sophisticated methodology to create his visually complex aesthetic. His custom electronics and the circuit-design element of his digital programs bring a new dimension to contemporary art. The articulating movement of figures walking through the terminal in Grand Central Station #2 subtly shifts our perception of the pictorial plane in relation to the still photographic image. The result is a haunting meditation on architectural surface as a reflection of memory.
Architecture Exterior - civic - Grand Central Station