Donald Cameron explores in paint the unexpected beauty within mass media
depictions of violence. News, advertising and film desensitize viewers to
violence by way of spectacular beauty and entertainment. Similarly painters
like Jacques-Louis David have long aestheticized violence for a variety of
purposes throughout history. Cameron's paintings take media trends to their
absurdist logical conclusion by rendering death itself beautiful. They
complicate viewers' visceral and intellectual responses to imagery, and
situate current trends in a lengthy art-historical tradition.