I knew it was wrong but I did it anyway
Cameron Eaton’s exhibition, I knew it was wrong but I did it anyway, responds to his expanding awareness of a simultaneous existence as both consumer and resource. Through the work he examines feelings of being in and of a comfortable western middle class suburban culture whilst also feeling somehow outside it. He employs materials and finishes that reflect the circumstances of a manufactured lifestyle; synthetic and glossy, imitative and unnatural. While the familiar motifs speak with a kind of reverse anthropomorphism, describing base human characteristics, they are presented as pieces that might typically be used to decorate one’s home, objet d’art, which is of course what they are.