VisArts is pleased to present Sarah Stefana Smith: “Thresholds of Dissent.” The new exhibition opens March 29 and will be on view in the Common Ground Gallery through May 12. An opening reception and artist talks will be held April 5 from 7-9 p.m.

Sarah Stefana Smith: Thresholds of Dissent
Common Ground Gallery
March 29-May 12, 2024

Sarah Stefana Smith: “Thresholds of Dissent” brings together a constellation of works that consider material and material life. The exhibition constructs various points of contact between multi-textural wall objects and installations and two-dimensional sculptural drawings — to consider networks, dissonances, connectivities, and relationships through unmarked territories and care.

About the Artist
Dr. Sarah Stefana Smith is an artist-scholar based between western Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. who works predominantly in photography, sculpture, and installation. Through the visual forms of archives, repurposed materials, and historical narratives, Smith considers questions of repair and disrepair and lines of demarcation around difference, human, and species.

Smith has exhibited around the world and has held residencies with MASS MoCA, The Walkaway House, University of Pittsburgh, the Creatives Project with the Center for Humanities, DCAC Sparkplug, and the Vermont Studio Center, among others. They have written for publications that include “Drain: Journal of Art and Culture,” “Bmore Arts Magazine,” “Journal of Women & Performance” (2018), “The Black Scholar” (2019), and “Handbook on Race in the Arts in Education” (2018).

Smith received their Ph.D. in social justice education from the University of Toronto and their M.F.A. in interdisciplinary art from Goddard College. Currently, they are an assistant professor of gender studies at Mount Holyoke College.

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