Shane Charles Smith is a conceptual artist who utilizes the natural fluid state of combined soft and hard substances like wax, oil, and unfired clay along with the solid materials of copper, cement, and glass to create works of terrestrial meditations. Native Soil, through an open movement of organic and archaic forms and materials with altering place histories, reveals this world as a healing nomadic terrain that humanity ceaselessly encircles.
Image: Quilt (Map of the Atlantic), 2017, Cement, asphalt (Florida), clay (North Carolina), sand (New York), paint, spray paint, copper wire, safflower oil, and beeswax on canvas with waxed thread. 148 x 72 inches 375.9 x 182.8 cm ©Studio of Shane C. Smith.
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 27, 6 -8 p.m.
July 27 - August 06, 2017