"What a lovely public art idea: those
curated Kimmel windows really celebrate Donna Cameron's work.
also loved the idea that the more I looked others stopped and looked as well.
She is the star of Washington Square.
is a beautiful, neat and concise chronicle of her transformation as an artist
acknowledging the singular contributions she made to transmedia. Bravo, Donna."
-Laurence Kardish, Film Historian, Curator Emeritus, MoMA Department of
Persistence of Vision
The Cinematic Paper Emulsion art of Donna Cameron
by Pamela Jean Tinnen
The recent installation of the retrospective of Brooklyn artist Donna Cameron's work in 13 display windows off of Washington
Square Park in the Windows Gallery at the Kimmel Center in New York City has been creating a stir. Every day since its
installation began on June 1, hundreds, if not thousands, of pedestrians walking along Third Street or LaGuardia Place have
stopped and wondered what to make of the striking art objects on display. There are hand-painted filmstrips, multicolored
abstractly imaged surf boards designed after the streamlined body of the sturgeon, a hand-crafted LED light box, a video loop
of highlights from 35 years of Cinematic Paper Emulsion Films from The Museum of Modern Art Circulating Film Library and oil
paintings of choregrapher Annie-B Parson and filmmaker Mike Kuchar, personal friends of the artist, among the 20 or so works
The Kimmel Center exhibit is a retrospective
of 30 years of Donna Cameron's work in film,
photography, painting, collage and multi media. Cameron's patented hand-made film process is featured in films collected
and exhibited by the MoMA. Much of the photography and multimedia has been exhibited at galleries
in Brooklyn, Paris, Venice, Washington and Chicago. This is the first exhibit pulling all of the work together. The show is up through August 1.
Persistence of Vision:
Mid-Show Artist Talk and
More Movie Clips from Haddon Productions are coming soon!
Cinematic Paper Emulsion highlights (1974-
2015) are showing in a continuous loop at New York University's Kimmel Center for University and Spiritual Life, in the Kimmel
Windows Gallery! All film works on the reel are distributed by The Museum of Modern
Art Circulating Film Library.
CURATOR PAMELA JEAN TINNEN INSTALLS "PERSISTENCE OF VISION". ACTOR SHELBY BRAGHE CELEBRATES!