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Something About the Shortest Distance, an exhibition of collaborative silk drawings and soldered brass stands by Bea Parsons and Robin Cameron, makes visible an ongoing exchange between the two artists. The eight silk panels were made remotely between 2020-2021 during quarantine. The brass stands on display, repurposed from Cameron’s previous exhibitions, demonstrate a shift in both artists’ modes of working. These works reflect Parsons’ and Cameron’s approach to their respective printmaking practices, translated to silk fabric. Instead of relying on the community enterprise of the print shop, they have shifted their practices to domestic and private spaces to continue to produce. The transparency of the silk fabric gives an overlapping visual effect by collapsing images, like distance, within the space.
About the Artists:
Robin Cameron (b. 1981, BC Canada) is a New York based artist that typically works in many media, ranging from printmaking, ceramics and artist books to cyanotypes, slides and video. Cameron received her MFA from Columbia University in 2012 and a BDes from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2004. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art and private collections internationally. Cameron has exhibited widely in the US, Canada and abroad, and is well-known for her artist publications, that have appeared at Printed Matter and Library of The Museum of Modern Art.
Bea Parsons (b. 1981 in Saskatoon, Canada) is a Montreal based artist. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2012 and her B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal, QC 2008 as well as a B.F.A. Art Education, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. Her work is in many private collections, as well as being included in many solo and group exhibitions in both Canada and the USA. She works primarily in drawing, oil painting and printmaking, specifically monoprint. Parsons has an upcoming solo show at Franz Kaka in Toronto.
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