We're All Doomed
July 26th - August 23rd, 2008
Robert Berman Gallery presents an exceptional solo exhibition from Cameron Gray, with a set of "paintings" that are painstaking assemblages of credit card size mini-tableaux, cleverly put together to form portraits. This body of work, which makes up Gray’s second solo exhibition at the Robert Berman Gallery, addresses politics, religion, ideology, nature, commerce, media and our propensity for violence.
Beyond the interest of Cameron's work is his art of digital, network manufacturing.
His work begins as digital studies, which are divided into hundreds of small pieces and then sent out to a group of artists composed of personal associates, professional colleagues and Internet correspondents. By breaking the painting down into a grid of pixels and outsourcing the work, Gray builds a virtual factory by way of the Internet. Each painting is comprised of several smaller paintings. The smaller images used are thematic and play a vital role in the depiction of the larger image. This modern approach is used to create the appearance of a traditional oil painting.
Born in 1974 in Anaheim, California, Gray lives and works in Los Angeles. Prior to his entrance into the L.A. art scene, Gray owned his own animation studio and worked as an Animation Director for films like Apocalypto, Underworld: Evolution, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and multiple videos for the band, Tool.