In Profile: Modern Cameos

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 21-Nov. 9, 2018
with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 21 from 6 – 9pm.

The cameo has a vast and varied history, from antiquity to the present day. It has acted as a signifier of prestige and status, a memento for travel, and an indicator of desire. Figuration within the cameo has honored rulers and real-life heros, retold myths, and immortalized legends. The cameo is a narrative account encapsulated within the constraints of an object, and as the cameo became more popular its subjects changed from the icon to the individual. As artists we seek to mine the formats of the past and reinvigorate them through modern tendencies and associations.