As the fruit of a long collaboration between the artist and curator Catherine Bédard, this exhibition is the culmination of a true dialogue that led to the idea of stressing not just the display of certain works, but also Cameron’s overall artistic programme. Hence the show’s title, Record of Work, which refers to “work” as process more than as object. The unusually substantial catalogue includes the artist’s impressive collection of notes, serving as a material and conceptual record of this affinity between labour (work) and art (work). The exhibition and publication present and discuss a set of works from the ongoing series of Thick Paintings (to be continued), along with the artist’s famous “Sheets of check marks”, which have considerable documentary importance as a record of Cameron’s programme of work over the last thirty years.
Year of publication : november 2008
17×24 cm , 472 pages
Selling price : 30 €. Text in French and English.
Exhibition dates :
from June 20 to September 11, 2009.
Foreword by Louise Blais;
essay by Catherine Bédard “Eric Cameron: On the Extreme Effects of Half Measures”;
and Eric Cameron “Record of Work”
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Eric Cameron : Record of Work
Centre Culturel Canadien (Invalides)
May 20th, 2009 - September 11th, 2009
Originally from England, Eric Cameron is one of the most influential Canadian artists. He is best known for his famous Thick Paintings, a series of conceptual sculptures consisting of ordinary objects that belonged to someone close to the artist covered...