Reimagined Recollections Abigail & Phebe Cameron LPW Gallery Friday 24 September – Saturday 23 October 2021
We are delighted to present the work of Abigail and Phebe Cameron, recent graduates of Loughborough University’s BA Fine Art course & winners of this years’ LPW Student Prize.
As identical twins, Abigail and Phebe’s practice is heavily influenced by their shared childhood memories and unique experiences surrounding identity. Their collaborative practice explores themes like Nostalgia, Memory, Childhood and Identity.
Utilising a heterogeneity of personal source materials, they reference pop-culture and childhood artefacts including toys, drawings and photographs.
Their work also aims to exploit the familiarity of pop-culture imagery and connect to the viewer through nostalgia, encouraging each individual viewer to assimilate and synthesise their own unique experience from their work.
The duo employ innocently familiar phantasmagoric imagery, garishly oversaturated colour palettes, and a child-like primitive visual style. These elements are merged with juxtaposing grotesque, uncanny and chaotic ensembles, creating an often sinister narrative.
Abigail and Phebe use their youthful aesthetic to playfully mislead. As the viewer peels back the bright and witty facade of nostalgia, their initial perception of the work is shattered; questioning whether a person’s own memories might be distorted by nostalgia.
Their identity as twin sisters is a thread which informs both their imagery, and physical processes. Reappearing tropes and identical multiples populate their multi-layered work, which is created through media and processes such as screenprint and sculptural casting methods. These methods, which are themselves traditionally pre- disposed to the creation of duplicates and identical multiples, allows their practice to revel in the imperfections and tiny differences of the seemingly uniform and indistinguishable.
Leicester Print Workshop is proud to support BA Fine Art students at Loughborough University by offering a LPW Student Prize.
Planning your visit
Our Exhibition Space is at Leicester Print Workshop. 50, St. George Street, Leicester, LE1 1QG. Our opening hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Covid Safe Gallery Space
We have limited visitor numbers and group sizes, introduced a booking system and have new hygiene and social distancing measures in place at LPW to keep everyone safe.
Visitors are welcome to call by and book in to see the exhibition at the door, or can opt to book their visit in advance by emailing us or calling us on 0116 251 4174. We ask that all gallery visitors wear a face covering and sanitise hands when entering the building.