Slade MFA student Sarah Cameron has been awarded a commission by the Grant Museum, funded by DCMS Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund. ‘Viewpoint’ is a permanent art installation in the foyer of the museum on Gower Street. Sarah has been creating the work in the Slade Research Centre at Woburn Square.
Acrylic and oil on panel
Sarah Cameron, UCL Slade School of Fine Art, 2013
The painting has been made so that from the angle and height of the artist’s eye, the solid wall looks like a three dimensional cabinet, enticing the viewer – in a quest to align and distort the illusion – to a position of questioning.
The shifting perspective is indicative of the individual nature of peoples’ experiences of the collection. This runs parallel to the Museum’s perceived role: the pursuit of taxonomic investigation. The collection is modified according to its viewer.
The painting was made without the use of digital aids, grids or formulae.