The Memory Palace prints by Robin Cameron were made while she was teaching Printmaking at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in the Spring of 2019. Made in intaglio using eight different plates, each with individual layers of watercolor monotype, the series comprises 32 unique prints in total. Deploying her characteristic binding of concept to process, here in her Memory Palace Cameron translates a thought exercise to print. In the initial etching layer, Cameron placed some of her old works pictorially into a fictional landscape. A second layer of abstract watercolor print, inspired by historic paintings, was then overlaid onto the print, interweaving Cameron’s personal archive within her memory of a larger context of art history.
Robin Cameron, b.1981, is a Canadian artist and printmaker currently based in New York City. She works in a wide range of media such as ceramics, printmaking, brass sculpture, film, and book making. Her books are held in the collection at the MoMA library and her work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum. Her solo exhibitions include No Now at Moskowitz Bayse, Right Now at the Contact Photography Festival, Who You at Room East, and Une Seconde Vie at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils. She has also shown her work in group shows at David Lewis Gallery, The Chimney, David Peterson Gallery, and Atlanta Contemporary among others.
Etching and watercolor monotype
22 x 30 inches