Camilla Newhagen works across mediums, creating works that engage ideas as seemingly diverse as portraiture, performance, gravity, and geological layering. Yet, her projects intersect through a sensitive use of materials and actions. Clothing plays an important role in her pieces, both as a stand-in for an individual and as a way of marking space and time: layers of clothing are stacked in a confined space, individual pieces are photographed as they are thrown one-by-one into a pile, or are propped up by a structure of two-by-fours. These simple actions serve as visual experiments in the relation between time and the human body.
–Stephanie Hanor, Currator and Director at Mills Museum