Grand Central Station #2
2009 Jim Campbell Born: 1956 custom electronics, 1728 LEDs, mounted duratrans diffusion screen 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 2010.22A-C Not currently on view
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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.