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Re: Play by Katie Kameen

Exhibition  /  05 Apr 2024  -  24 May 2024
Published: 27.03.2024
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Intro
The Baltimore Jewelry Center brings Re: Play, a solo exhibition by Katie Kameen made up of a collection of colorful works created entirely from secondhand and post-consumer plastics. Through the pieces, Kameen explores how the formal qualities of mass-produced items can communicate intimate aspects of our lives.

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Katie Kameen
Re: Play will be on view in the BJC’s gallery in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District from April 5th - May 24th, 2024 with an opening reception on Friday, April 5th from 5 to 8pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Katie Kameen is an assistant professor of 3D sculpture media at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. She received her BFA in 3D Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University, and her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University. Through a playful process of cutting, deconstructing, and rearranging forms, Kameen discovers compositions inspired by personal memories and experiences.

Unified by a deep interest in the formal language of color and shape, Kameen’s work touches on the challenges and conventions of social engagement. Works in Re: Play contrast two worlds of plastic: the technicolor space of children’s toys, and the neutral sophistication of functional household objects. Combined with a constant theme of playful reinvention, these spaces of childhood and adulthood reveal aspects of how our relationships evolve organically over time.

The Baltimore Jewelry Center features one of the only art jewelry galleries in the Mid-Atlantic. Our exhibition program exposes the larger public to contemporary and traditional metal arts, and acts as a platform to promote and sell the work of local artists and national artists in the metalsmithing field, said Shane Prada, Director.

We’re eager for people to visit Re: Play and experience Katie’s work which does such a lovely job of taking plastic, a ubiquitous and often thrown away material, and transforming it into works of art that make us pause and consider our relationships to objects and one another.