Critical Writing Index

Sex, Lies and Lawn Grass

by Eric Cameron

Sex, Lies, and Lawn Grass, 1994, pp. 1-12

Toronto: Art Metropole, 1994

An essay in which artist Eric Cameron looks back at his video production in relation to his painted work. For Cameron, his video production marked a period of artistic release, while the painted work came out of a period of repression. As with Marcel Duchamp, the sexual drive is the artist's main motivation for creating art. Cameron discusses this idea in relation to the work of Peter Paul Rubens and Antoine Watteau, and the themes of obsession and repetition in his own work.

ITEM 1994.091 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Red, Yellow, and Blue on White - horizontal (type llk, 1/2" tape)Eric Cameron

Moving the Camera in Contact with a Woman's BodyEric Cameron

Inserting a Camera in My MouthEric Cameron

Keeping Marlene Out Of the PictureEric Cameron

Ha-HaEric Cameron

The Garden of LovePeter Paul Rubens

A Pilgrimage to CytheraAntoine Watteau

100 Bull's EyesEric Cameron

Thick PaintingsEric Cameron

Sto-olEric Cameron

Thin Air and LawnEric Cameron