New Series and Feature in Rice University Magazine

Posted on Jan 26, 2022

Mabry Campbell, Moody Center, 2021, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Moody Center, 2021

Catherine Couturier Gallery is proud to share Mabry Campbell's latest series Rice University. The series was featured in the latest publication of Rice University Magazine.

Studies in Mass and Volume

Through the lens of Mabry Campbell, Rice’s campus transforms.

Fine art photographer Mabry Campbell, a 2001 graduate of Rice’s MBA program, has produced a series of photographs of Rice’s built campus that is entirely original. In this series and in his work overall, fixed geometric forms and sharp architectural angles contrast with dreamlike skies — effects achieved in part by a preference for long exposures rendered in silvery black-and-white tones. In nearly a half-dozen sessions between July and October, Campbell spent hours walking the campus, a cart of equipment in tow, seeking a combination of light and location that would lead him to set up his tripod. He sought out buildings of varying ages and styles, from one of Rice’s original buildings, Maxfield Hall (formerly the Mech Lab), to the newly built Brockman Hall for Opera. “I’m trying to remove each subject from reality by a couple of steps,” Campbell says. Is that Lovett College? Yes, but probably not a view of Lovett College you’ve ever seen or imagined before. Whether buildings we’ve lived with for decades or ones we’re just beginning to incorporate into our own mental maps and memories of campus, the resulting images teeter between the familiar and strange, starkly isolated from the hubbub of campus life. Campbell’s images — sharp and mesmerizing — capture Rice in an unconventional light.

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Mabry Campbell, Maxfield Hall, 2021, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Maxfield Hall,


Mabry Campbell, Baker Hall, 2021, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Baker Hall, 2021

Continue viewing Mabry Campbell's latest series on his Artist Page.

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