Elaine Cameron-Weir: viscera has questions about itself
May 3 - September 3, 2017
In her sculptures, Elaine Cameron-Weir engages diverse aesthetic styles, bringing together modern, industrial, and natural designs to call attention to both manifest and hidden phenomena. For viscera has questions about itself at the New Museum, Cameron-Weir presented a series of new works that incorporate typical laboratory implements like metal barrels, rods, clamps, and fabric heating mantles, which collectively establish a mood of observation and inquiry. Cameron-Weir often introduces particular scents to her installations in the form of naturally aromatic resins like frankincense, myrrh, or labdanum—all of which have been used in a range of spiritual, medicinal, and funerary practices that trace back to the earliest civilizations.