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Thomas Smith: "SUBARIUM II reprise"

Presented by Akron Soul Train at Akron Soul Train, Akron OH

Feb 21 2024
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Mar 23 2024
Thomas Smith: "SUBARIUM II reprise"

Emerging sculptor, Thomas Smith’s, exhibit “SUBARIUM II reprise” explores the illusion of permanence.

In “SUBARIUM II reprise,” Thomas Smith combines materials from big box stores with contained terrariums to generate a sense of security and quality. However, upon second look, the viewer may see past the façade of what may look safe to what is substandard. Perhaps it is even denying growth and positive change. Smith’s sculptures dare to ask questions about survival, public image, and the landscape of today.

“Akin to an ecosystem enclosed in a terrarium, my sculptures depict a vibrant but, ultimately, unsustainable artificial environment. As plants within the terrarium grow, competition for space intensifies, turning the once-comfortable space into a struggle for survival. The metaphor extends to suburban America, where curated living conditions prioritize aesthetics over functionality, reflecting an impermanent American Dream.”

— Thomas Smith

An opening reception for Thomas Smith’s “SUBARIUM II reprise” will be held at Akron Soul Train Gallery on Thursday, February ... view more »

ADMISSION INFO

Free admission

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Feb 21, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 22, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 23, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 24, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 28, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 29, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 1, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 2, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Mar 6, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Mar 7, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 8, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 9, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Mar 13, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Mar 14, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 15, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 16, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Mar 20, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Mar 21, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 22, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 23, 2024 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Akron Soul Train

191 King James Way, Akron, OH 44308

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Parking is available on the street or in the connected Summit County Parking Garage.  Akron Soul Train Gallery is located in the Ohio Building.

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