Wokas Gatherers
“Wokas Gatherers”
“Mak’lak Sn’eweets”



Now through September 3rd, 2022

“In art, in situ refers to a work of art made specifically for a host site, or that a work of art takes into account the site in which it is installed or exhibited.”

In archaeology, in situ refers to an artifact that has not been moved from its original place of deposition.”

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith portrait

Ka’ila Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist, writer and activist based in Modoc Point, Oregon. The conceptual framework of her practice focuses on channeling research through a creative flow of experimentation and artistic playfulness rooted in Indigenous aesthetics and abstract formalism. Utilizing painting and traditional Indigenous art practices, her work explores space in-between the Indigenous and western paradigms. Ka’ila has exhibited and studied Internationally. This is her first exhibition in her ancestral homelands. She returned home four years ago to honor the legacy of her late father, Alfred Leo Smith, and the ancestors of the Klamath, Modoc, and Paiute.

Ka’ila is a 2021 Hallie Ford Fellow and a 2019-2020 Fields Artist Fellow with Oregon Humanities. Farrell-Smith received a BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA in Contemporary Art Practices Studio from Portland State University.

This exhibition is supported in part by Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, Miller Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, and Klamath Defender Service.

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