Plastic Planet by Calder Kamin
April 22 - May 28
Like the scavenger animals Calder Kamin (’09 ceramics and art history) sculpts, she collects a variety of colored plastic bags from her friends and family. Kamin strips and twists the bags into textures like fur or grass to create the work in her exhibition Plastic Planet. This same plastic litters road, fills oceans, and has entered the tissue of all living things. Her work poses the question, “What are the steps to solve this crisis?” I addition to the exhibition, Kamin’s Neocortex Classroom provides visitors an opportunity to absorb the problems of our planet, such as pollution and extinction caused by humans. Through hands-on activities and events, Kamin is motivated to inspire her audience make better choices for the environment. Kamin’s art sparks activism and an opportunity to participate in the greater good by transforming materials and her audiences.