Tammi Campbell

Dear Agnes (November 2012)

November 2012
Each day that she is in the studio Tammi Campbell creates a small work on paper comprising freehand vertical and/or horizontal lines. The artist was inspired by the late Saskatchewan-born painter Agnes Martin, whose oeuvre is characterized by a restrained vocabulary of lines that in their subtly shifting repetitions invoke ideas of infinity and endless variation. Campbell’s Dear Agnes series, which she began in 2010, engages in silent dialogue with and pays homage to Martin, an immensely influential figure in the realm of minimalist painting and early conceptual art. Through the consistency of her daily drawings, Campbell sets the tone for the day.
Title
Dear Agnes (November 2012)
Date
November 2012
Medium
Drawing
Materials
graphite on 25 sheets of cream laid japan paper
Dimensions
28 x 21.7 cm; image: 22.5 x 16.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2014 with the Joy Thomson Fund for the Acquisition of Art by Young Canadian Artists, National Gallery of Canada Foundation
Accession number
46026.1-25