Unity in Opposition
Coating and re-coating a wall or an object can be described in relation to a need to maintain or to perform maintenance. When it is done daily or even weekly the act can imply a more ritualistic and secretive commitment, (as in a process of secreting (away))…or as in applying a secretion as an oyster does in the irritating invasive particle, the obsessive material address from which the pearl will appear. This work is however, not experimentation in the “thing-ness” and materiality of paint.
In Eric Cameron’s thick paintings there is ready acceptance of the physicality of the material and the varied and at times seemingly contorted outcomes which it produces.
In Eric Cameron’s “Thanatos”, one hundred Remembrance Day poppies are dipped into a range of colours of liquid acrylic over a period of time. One imagines a series of cans of paint which can be rotated or re-organized under the hanging poppies in order that colours are never repeated on the same hanging poppy, while lines of suspended emblems hang from several rods supported over the cans of paint. Continue to talk about memory.
-excerpts from the show description as written by Nicholas Wade