Cameron Gray Art Space
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cameron Gray Art
Southampton, New York, July 31 2019
Private viewing: August 2nd, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Opening Reception: August 15th, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
116 North Sea Road, Southampton, New York 11968
Gray’s art began with his studies of neuroscience, spending time in the field and occupied with the visual processing of how the mind works casted a long shadow on his art.
“I wonder why we think photographic images are real but paintings are not, and wonder how emotional force is embedded in color and composition”.
Gray’s work starts with cutting images from newspapers that he feels connected to some images, and sometimes as a learning process.
The Series of Prints consist of newspaper cutouts by subject matter, which Cameron explains that he notices how newspapers use pictures the same way comic books, or graphic novels do. He arranges the cutouts by theme and has limited editions print made. He paints the comic book through bubbles for each print and the arrangement follows a moral logic implied by newspapers when they talk about financial regulation, presidential politics or art. The comic book treatment seems appropriate to him because it removes the artifice of truth telling.
Gouaches on Paper: He paints the gouaches on paper in parallel with the medium size oil paintings on linen. They are experiments in applying layered oil painting technique to gouache as a medium. The series contains words in many of the paintings; they are thus annotated works. So there is a second experiment there: if you wanted to illustrate a novel or a poem or a song, what would the illustrations looks like? Do the pictures invariably imply a story even if the picture is still but the story moves?
Dr. Cameron Gray has a Ph.D. in Biophysics and a J.D. His day job is building companies, primarily in the biotech sector. Cameron began showing his drawings and paintings while in graduate school
In Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1990s. He has worked in a number of media, including photography and assemblage.
Cameron lives in the Bay Area with his wife and son. He is currently working on large oil paintings and over painted photographs.
Contact Elizabeth Villar
(917) 376 0147