In Donald Cameron's paintings and video, solid and liquid forms blend into
arabesques and fields of color. Within areas of embellishment however,
pieces of images sometimes emerge; fragments hint at disaster and trauma.
More than abstraction or imagery, what appears most is something in between,
a distortion that submerges its origins. This non-abstraction might be
anything at all, but might belong to something distressingly specific. The
ambiguity releases a certain dark mood, hanging over otherwise brightly
colorful, luminescent paintings.
Donald Cameron received his M.F.A. in Painting from the Cranbrook Academy of
Art in 2007. He has been represented by Packer Schopf gallery since 2004,
with the Aesthetics and Content show marking his second solo exhibition at
the gallery. Cameron has participated in group and solo exhibitions at
venues such as the Museum of New Art, Lemberg Gallery, the San Diego Art
Institute and the Grey Market alternative space. His work can be found in
the collection of the Cranbrook Museum of Art and the Daimler Chrysler
Corporation, as well as several private collections.