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Studio170 - "Gathering" An Installation and Performance by Shane Charles Smith with Kayva Wang

Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston MA

Dec 02 - 12 2021
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Media artist Shane Charles Smith uses raw form materials (e.g., beeswax, clay, ash) for a large-scale and performance-aligned work that deals with the divide of generational loss.

Gathering, the latest exhibition by Shane Charles Smith, deals with the shift between appearance and disappearance and the divide of generational loss. His series Native Soil (2015-2020) commemorated his father’s work as the Penobscot surveyor after the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act. Hand-stitched hemp with soil from these lands, mixed with ash and paint, take the form of mapped terrain. Now, with Gathering, Smith has reimagined a work from this series in memoriam to his father,

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Opening Performance and Reception
Thursday, December 2, 6-8 pm (performance at 7 pm)
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Gallery Hours
Saturday December 4, 2-4 pm
Sunday December 5, 2-4 pm

Thursday December 9, 6-8pm
Saturday December 11, 2-4pm
Sunday December 12, 2-4pm


Goethe-Institut Boston

170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: Yes
Limited Capacity: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes

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