Cam Schoepp’s love of materials and his investigations into their potential combined with precise craftsmanship and inventive techniques are evident in all his work. He is also a keen observer—recognizing that past experiences combined with deconstructing systems are a rich source of inspiration for his creations. Schoepp’s works range from minimal, contemplative objects to more complex installations that incorporate non-traditional material within carefully considered spaces.
In his Cell Series Installation broken/time, he considers the implications of dealing with time by installing a grid of sound domes in the isolation cell that contain miniature metronomes—each counting their own time. In the larger cell (gallery) a group of plaster “starburst” objects, of various sizes, appear to have crashed onto the floor. From these he anticipates “…some disappointment on the part of the audience; I want that kind of emotion of failure. The failure is a reaction to its potential before its broken and the loss in its current form, but I really think the broken forms are quite beautiful. But played back into the context of the room, it's just like these disruptions. The disruptions in people's lives.”
The 2018 Cell Series is generously supported by the McGinnis Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas with additional funding from Susie & Joe Clack, Gene & Marsha Gray, Amy & Patrick Kelly, and Sally & Robert Porter.