Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine
Dec 052014

Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman
MOCA Pacific Design Center
October 11, 2014 – January, 18 2015

Cameron Exhibition At MOCA

Cameron, East Angel, n.d., courtesy of the Cameron Parsons Foundation, Santa Monica. Photo Credit: Alan Shaffer

Cameron (1922-1995) was an artist, performer, poet, occult practitioner, and provocateur who lived in Los Angeles after World War II and uniquely bridged the city’s flourishing spiritual and art worlds. A pivotal though under-recognized figure, she is closely associated with Beat artists such as Wallace Berman, George Herms, and Dennis Hopper, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and occultists Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons, her husband for a time. She is best known for her paintings and drawings of human and fantastical figures and had a long career, spending her last years in West Hollywood. Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman, organized by guest curator Yael Lipschutz, is the largest comprehensive survey of Cameron’s work since 1989 and includes approximately 98 artworks and ephemeral artifacts. MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz is the coordinating curator.

Go and see the artistic legacy of an incredible woman-artist, one of the pioneers of Los Angeles’ postwar counterculture.