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Eric Cameron Artist Talk

Eric Cameron will be giving an artist talk at Grande Prairie Regional College for their Visitor in the Arts series.  Eric Cameron’s exhibition Eric Cameron: A Conceptual Approach is currently travelling Alberta through The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s involvement with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX).   

Visitor in the Arts – Eric Cameron

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Grande Prairie Regional College, Collins Recital Hall, Room L106

Eric Cameron is an artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta. Born in 1935 in Leicester, England, Cameron received his B.A. in painting from King’s College, Durham University in Newcastle and his Diploma in Art History from the Courtauld Institute at the University of London. He is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Calgary.

Cameron is known for his “Thick Paintings” as well as his “Process Paintings”. Thick Paintings consist of objects that Cameron has painted with thousands of layers of gesso, changing everyday things into art objects that he says reveal the “mode of being in the world.” Process Paintings are minimalist works that he produces by layering vertical and horizontal grids of tape. Cameron is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the 2004 Governor General’s Award and the 1994 Gershon Iskowitz Prize.