Studio Sixty Six
MaryAnn Camps  

MaryAnn Camps

Born in Montreal, MaryAnn Camps is an Ottawa-based visual artist. She began painting full time in 2005. Prior to that, for over twenty years, she was a graphic designer in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa. Since late 2016, her practice has had a photo-based focus.
Her work is held in private collections in Canada, U.S., Europe and South America.

Artist statement
In my current work, I investigate liminality - the sense of being in between - by exploring liminal places (such as train stations) and liminal states (sensory thresholds, and such transitions as between sleeping and waking) using shadows as a motif. The monoprints in this body of work are made by manually transferring laser printed photographic images to translucent plastic film, using an acrylic medium transfer process. The resulting transparent image on translucent film feels of a piece with the subject itself. I enjoy the push and pull between control of the process and surrender to the accidents and imperfections - tears, scratches, finger marks, unevenness - that inevitably happen and are integral to the work. Liminality is an ongoing focus. I continue to be drawn to the ephemeral, fluid, layered and ambiguous, and to working with the language of light, shadow and reflection.
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