A new exhibition showcasing three artists will open Friday, Feb. 5 at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts.
Called “Shaping Identity,” the exhibit will feature the work of Eli Warren, a local photographer; Elizabeth Claffey, a photographer from Bloomington, Indiana; and Katie Kameen, a sculptor from Graniteville, South Carolina.
Warren is a fine art photographer in Greenville whose work ranges from studio portraits to personal projects focusing on internal struggle — often reflected in thoughtful and darker imagery. His work has been published in Forbes, atHome and TOWN magazines, among other publications. Warren has published two photo books, “SKIN” and “The Coat Project,” and has photographed the cast of the Broadway tours of “Aladdin” and “Miss Saigon.”
Claffey is an assistant professor of photography at Indiana University and a 2019-20 research fellow at The Kinsey Institute. A Fulbright Scholar, Claffey’s work focuses on the way personal and familial narratives are shaped by interactions within domestic and institutional structures and spaces.
Kameen is a sculptor who playfully experiments with used plastic objects in her work. Her pieces have appeared at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee; the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, Washington; and many other exhibitions across the country and internationally.
The three artists “share an interest in unearthing the relationship between cultural identity and personal history,” said Ben Tarcson, gallery manager at GCCA. “Through storytelling and
object sharing, the artists examine both the physical presence of the body and the historical narratives that shape identity.”
GCCA’s main gallery will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Admission is free and open to the public. All visitors must wear a mask, apply hand sanitizer upon admittance and practice social distancing. Call 864-735-3948 or visit artcentergreenville.org for more information.