Light on the Retinas, Light on the Screens

Jennifer Landes, The East Hampton Star, January 27, 2022

In the case of peter campus's "when the hurly burly's done" show of videographs at the Parrish Art Museum, what initially struck me about it lingered from November and only deepened. 


The show is part of three very striking and impressive exhibitions the museum mounted in the fall (and on view through Feb. 27), but this one is something more: breathtaking, a knockout punch.


An early pioneer of video art, Mr. campus was credited, with a handful of others, such as Gary Hill, Bruce Nauman, Bill Viola, and Nam June Paik, as central in "the transformation of video into an art form" in a 1999 article in BOMB magazine by John Hanhardt, an influential curator of the medium.