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Cosmo Campbell: The Last Roll
March 7, 2024 - May 28, 2024
The District Library Gallery (located at District Lynn Valley Main Library )

Artist Bio:

Cosmo is a Vancouver based photographer and artist, who studied Graphic Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in South Africa. Working in advertising for over 30 years, travelling extensively and living on four continents, has informed his personal work through observations on the human condition and how we interact with the environments we inhabit.

Cosmo uses photography, and painting as tools to explore the vulnerability of existence. Both his high-resolution photographs, and his expressive acrylic paintings provide haunting scenes that aim to draw viewers into a state of contemplative hypnosis.

The need for soulful reflection is what drives Cosmo to create works that evoke emotion. His professional and personal work has been awarded by many national and international award shows, exhibited in galleries across North America and Europe, and has been featured in many publications. He has also been selected for an Artists Residency in Portugal in the fall of 2023.

Artist Statement:

Memories and Mortality 

The Last Roll is a metaphorical series drawing observations on our own mortality as seen through discarded family cameras – their final forgotten memories and the value they once held.

Each piece is a time capsule of the last memories captured by a specific camera, (purchased from thrift stores across North America with the last roll of unexposed film still intact), containing moments that were deemed precious and vital until the device that held them ceased to have value. Trapped on cellulose inside numerous metal and bakelite boxes, the unprocessed memories are all that remain.