• Nuno de Campos

    Clifford Smith Gallery

    In his second solo show, “Lap and Beyond,” New York-based Portuguese artist Nuno de Campos continued to explore the triadic power relations among himself, his art, and the public through his favorite vehicle, the female midsection. Along with two tempera-on-panel postscripts to last year’s “Lap” series. The artist exhibited nine intricate works on paper in graphite, charcoal, and chalk The Oedipal dimension implied in the earlier work—loosely based on the Virgin in Michelangelo’s Pietà—is made explicit in these three series of photo-based drawings, installed as triptychs. Setting aside the notion

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