CAMERON ANNE MASON | THE FABRIC OF MEMORY | ADVANCE PREVIEW

May 2 - 25, 2024
Opening First Thursday, May 2, 6 - 8 pm
Artist in attendance
Artist Talk, Saturday, May 18, 2 pm

Fabric is fundamental to my artwork. It is an intimate part of our lives wrapping us from birth to death. It protects us from the elements, gives us comfort, and is a means to express ourselves. It is sensual and essential. My work is in transforming fabric from its pedestrian uses into fine art.

My inspiration begins in the dye studio. The primary fabrics for this exhibition were dyed using ice and gravity. Melting ice activates the dye, and gravity pulls it through the fabrics to create ombre watercolor washes. Ice changes from solid to liquid to gas, leaving a document of its transformation on the fabric.

Witnessing this process, I find it impossible not to think of the melting of ice on a global scale caused by our warming planet. Glaciers, these huge and ancient forces, which took millennia to carve out the geography of our region are disappearing within our lifetimes.

The sculptures in this show are named for glaciers in Washington State, a memorial to their disappearing. These forms break into three dimensions, their fabrics dyed using methods of folding, binding, and printing. Monotypes of sword and bracken ferns, native plants that are survivors of drought and tough conditions, frozen in time with dye on fabric.

The whole cloth pieces featured in 'The Fabric of Memory' are dynamic documents of change over time, sped up in the dye studio. In each artwork stitch is structural and integral. It adds emphasis and embellishment, provides depth and pattern, and connects the fabrication to its traditional uses.

Nature closely observed and recorded, and the evidence of human hands upon it, are the themes of my artwork. Time is the inexorable subtext. My work is rooted in the Northwest, highlighting the challenges of a changing environment by looking closely at our geography’s emblematic natural forms and flora. - Cameron Anne Mason

For a listing of more available work and biographical information, please visit Cameron Anne Mason's primary page on our website.

Cameron Anne Mason CV

29 x 8 x 4 in. - $2,500 USD
Sandalee
30 x 30 in. (diptych) - $2,900 USD
From the Ashes
23 x 5.75 x 4.25 in. - $2,200 USD
Carbon
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Reflect
27.5 x 8 x 5.75 in. - $2,400 USD
Winthrop
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Resurgence
25.5 x 7.5 x 4.75 in. - $2,400 USD
Emmons
37.5 x 8 x 4.5 in. - $2,800 USD
Borealis
30 x 8 x 4.25 in. - $2,500 USD
Nisqually
16 x 40 in. - $2,200 USD
The Limit of Terrain
18 x 18 in. - $1,300 USD
Shi Shi
16 x 40 in. - $2,200 USD
The Boundary of Invitation
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Transcend
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Transmute
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Transpire
35.75 x 7.25 x 5 in. - $2,700 USD
Scimitar
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Reach
29.75 x 7.5 x 5 in. - $2,400 USD
Mowich
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Refract
33 x 8.5 x 4 in. - $2,500 USD
Marble Creek
12 x 12 in. - $800 USD
Transduce
12 x 36 in. - $1,600 USD
Cascadia Two
12 x 36 in. - $1,600 USD
Cascadia One
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