Robin Cameron’s practice examines concepts of truth, process, language, and often includes letterpress texts displayed in conjunction with her artworks.
“P-R-O-C-E-S-S-E-S”, her first solo exhibition in New York City, will open at Room East on Sunday 28 October with a reception for the artist from 6-8pm. The exhibition will include a diverse array of media from a slideshow entitled Still Life with Triple Process Hair to large, multi-panel chine collé prints made from torn pieces of Japanese paper. She has created a publication of short stories that in part relate to her experience of making the work that will feature in “P-R-O-C-E-S-S-E-S.” The artist has also invited Angie Keefer to write a story on the occasion of the exhibition:
“This summer, I spent a week driving from New York to Alabama to visit the birthplace of Helen Keller, whose autobiography I had been reading. On the way down, my car broke. I had to stay a night in Harrisonburg, Virginia, waiting for an auto repair shop to re-open the next morning. This incident, in itself, is unremarkable, as is the fact that while mechanics were installing new spark plugs the next day, I walked to a strip mall where I ordered a cup of coffee from a small café. I sat outside with my coffee at a table under an awning, facing an ordinary, almost empty parking lot. A single car idled nearby. After a few minutes, the idling disturbed me. Why sit in limbo so long, wasting fuel? Why not park the car, or else drive off? I noticed the vehicle’s front plate read G-R-8 T-R-I-X, and I could see through to the rear window where a transparent sticker above the brake light read Got Magic? like those notorious milk ads. There was a man in the driver’s seat. He was wearing dark glasses. I supposed he must be a magician… [complete text]”
Robin Cameron, (b.1981, Canada) is an artist based in New York, who is known for her books, prints and zines. In addition to a solo exhibition at Art Metropole in Toronto this summer, her publications are available at Printed Matter and have been shown at The New Museum’s Resource Center. A comprehensive selection of her publications is held in the Library of The Museum of Modern Art. Her artwork has been recently promised as a gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art. She graduated in 2012 with an M.F.A. from Columbia University.