THE WORK


Kathryn Cameron’s work explores the fragility of the mind, body and spirit through the use of a variety of materials.  Paper, steel, pigment, and wool are the sources for an organized world of poetry and sound.  

 

She is interested in the expression of emotion through the natural elements, special meanings and seasonal changes of color.  The interaction of these elements become the way to the interpretation and observation of the relationship between man and nature.  Inspired by the Asuka period (sixth century) in Japan, during the time when Japan adopted the Chinese cosmological system, and colors grew of additional importance, her work includes a slow and scientific process that leaves space for emotions, the emotions establish a light presence of poetry, and the poetry recalls echo of complexity and evokes pure images of a distant world.

 

Nature is expressed through these colors, maintaining a harmony or an antagonism, and is organizing its system through a process of duality. If at the first glance, the work on the small papers appear of a simple reading, they are actually comprised of the complexity of many layers of color to establish a new hierarchy and bridge with subtle transparencies.  In all of this, with the help of tiny touches generated by fingerprints of different density of pigment, emerges one of the most important need of the Western art, the research of Identity.

 

We are familiar with all the expression of the Body Art, Performance and Happenings, we have lived the season of the interrelations between the artist, the work and the viewer.  Still, from the antique signs on the cave or the lacerations of the skin, we live the enchantment of the human touch on a surface, overall if that surface generates a debate on sound or the acoustic in general.

 

Kathryn Cameron’s work is both the generator and the recipient of a silent energy that populates the space, in an organized system of tones and reverberation of sounds.  All the little movements of the fingers become the situations desired or an expectation to create a drama, not the drama of the sound, but the drama of the light.