'I’m Still Standing!' by Cameron McCracken
26/03/2022 - 30/04/2022
‘I’m Still Standing!’ was a solo show from Glasgow based neurodivergent artist Cameron McCracken. The exhibition was a retelling of the events of the artist’s life from the summer of 2018 to the summer of 2019, ups and downs, warts and all. When viewed as a whole it tells the story of the artist’s triumph over dark times and the sprouting of new found positivity from the ashes. This story is told largely through the lens of allegory, utilising imagery similar to that conjured by the many fairy tales and similarly fantastical stories read to us as children.
Ultimately the desire for this exhibition is to show that despite it all, hope springs eternal. ‘I’m Still Standing’ included a selection of work made after enough time had passed to unpack the events they were subsequently instilled with, alongside more recent pieces that slowly grew naturally from what came before.
Cameron McCracken is a neurodivergent socially engaged artist currently living and working in Glasgow, Scotland. Originally from Milnathort, Perth & Kinross-shire, Cameron’s practice is primarily the pursuit of a desire to create spaces in which people can relax, renew and revive themselves. The point being to normalise open conversation, spread sociality, and whenever possible raise each other up, not cancel each other out.
The other half of his practice derives from, explores, and unpacks his inner thoughts and experiences in an effort to reflect upon, understand and renew himself. To stay grounded, and be able to maintain the more socially engaged half of his practice, Cameron feels these secondary personal projects ought to continue in tandem.