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Shawn Camp

Remnants of the New Axial Age

Oil and mixed media on acrylic panel with light and sound manipulation, 2014

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Using the changing light conditions throughout each 24-hour day, this work incorporates the manipulation of light and sound with a textured, semi-transparent impasto surface to create an immersive 'environment-as-experience'. The back-lit panel slowly vacillates between transparency and opacity. In darkness, the physicality of the opaque white paint surrenders to the immateriality of translucent light. The prominent surface is simultaneously a solid wall and an innuendo of expanse opening fictively beyond. The soundtrack accompanying the work plays through the provided headphones.