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BmoreArt’s Picks: February 14-20 – BmoreArt

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BmoreArt's Picks: February 14-20 - BmoreArt

Meet Me | Opening Reception
Friday, February 17 • 5-8 | Ongoing through March 31
@ Baltimore Jewelry Center

The Baltimore Jewelry Center is excited to host Meet Me, an exhibition of new work by Katja Toporski. Meet Me will be on view in the BJC’s gallery in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District (10 E. North Ave.) from February 17, 2023 until March 31st with an opening reception on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 5 to 8pm. The opening is free and open to the public.

Meet Me is comprised of pieces that Toporski made during the early years of the pandemic, in both her home studio and at residencies in Finland and Norway. This body of work is her most personal yet, a multifaceted self-portrait considering the different ways we experience ourselves: inside, outside, idealized, fictionalized. Through her making, Toporski searches for integration of self and others, exploring the world around her as well as concepts like generations, and the past, all with an aim to stay well in chaos and find focus where things fall apart. The artwork in Meet Me is at once an act of reflection, absorption, and a portrait of the artist’s spirit.

“The Baltimore Jewelry Center features one of the few art jewelry galleries in the Mid-Atlantic. Our exhibition program exposes the larger public to contemporary and traditional metal arts ” said Shane Prada, Director. “Katja is an incredibly thoughtful and innovative artist. Her new work is at once personal and reflexive, while also responding to our collective experience of the pandemic.”

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Katja Toporski is a jewelry maker, professor, and writer. Her work is informed by philosophical thinking, and juxtaposes archetypal objects and elements to explore the limitations of our understanding of things. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions across the US, as well as internationally, and has been highlighted in a number of print and online publications.

 

 

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