Friday, June 4, 2010
The Art Of Marjorie Cameron.
Marjorie Cameron, wife of Jack Parsons, star of Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome by Kenneth Anger and outstanding Artist in her own right, is an elusive artist to appreciate. There has only been one catalog of her work published and at best two of her works have been printed in the Semina Culture book although I have not seen a copy myself. I missed a gallery exhibition of her work here in New York but intrepidly I was able to get a copy of the catalog from the gallery on the West Side. I plan to photograph this catalog and post it here in the near future but have not the camera to do it at present. In the meantime I wanted to post a collection of her work culled from different places on the web in one place to create a kind of exhibition of my own to be appreciated by any and all who wish.
A great place to learn more about Cameron is the essay "Wormwood Star" found here. She seems to be popping up all over the place these days and soon the delightful Mr. Spencer Kansa will be publishing the first ever biography of this profound and deeply insightful artist. I can't wait to get a copy! An interesting quote from the Diaries Of Anias Nin Vol. 5
"...[Renate's] walls are hung with paintings by Cameron. Curtis [Harrington], Kenneth [Anger] and Paul talked of Cameron as capable of witchcraft. She was the dark spirit of the group. Her paintings were ghostly creatures of nightmares. In connection with her, this was the first time I heard about Aleister Crowley. There was an aura of evil around her. Her husband was a scientist who delved in the occult. He was blown up during an experiment in his garage."