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“Light Shines from Her Fingers,” now on view at The Station Gallery

A shipping container turned rotating gallery, this summer The Gallery will host a series of art exhibitions, collaborations, interactive workshops and more.

The Station is designed to serve as a creative space committed to the intersection of art and community, a place to celebrate our neighbors, and a place for experimentation and play.

A shipping container turned rotating gallery, this summer The Gallery will host a series of art exhibitions, collaborations, and interactive workshops, featuring partnerships with the Boston Arts AcademyBoston Art ReviewMassArt and more.

In collaboration with MassArt, we are honored to welcome Claudio Eshun, a.k.a Don Claude, to showcase his latest photo-based installation “Light Shines from Her Fingers,” which will be on view at The Gallery at The Station May 11 through June 3.

“Light Shines from Her Fingers” features a series of portraits that showcase Claude’s own mother inside his childhood home, and also represent mother figures who inspire and sacrifice for their children’s future. The use of repurposed materials is a prominent feature of the exhibit, reflecting the artist’s appreciation for creativity and innovation in reducing waste.

On June 3, we invite you to join Claude for a closing ceremony, where the community will have the opportunity to hear from the artist himself on what inspired this installation, while also enjoying a taste of West African cuisine from Worcester’s ākra eatery & juice bar.

Get to Know the Artist: Don Claude

No stranger to The Fenway, Claude received his MFA degree in Photography from MassArt in 2021, and was a recipient of MassArt’s MFA Fellowship Award in 2022 where he earned a residency at MASS MoCA. Claude has also shown his work at the Beacon Street Gallery, The White Room, The Nave Gallery, and the MassArt x SoWa graduate gallery.

Claude draws inspiration from his past and places that have influenced his upbringing, including Ghana, Italy, and the United States, and assembles photographs – either found, collected, or designed – to explore his multiple pasts and possibilities for the future. Appearing as a character in his work as “Don Claude,” the tableaux approach allows a variety of characters to take a storytelling role, eliciting emotional registrars of experience, with a focus on highlighting the experiences of Black individuals from a multiplicity of backgrounds.

To view Claude’s portfolio and learn more about his journey as an artist, click here. “Light Shines from Her Fingers” will be on view from May 11 through June 3. Be sure to follow along on @thefenway for announcements on next month’s installation, featuring a collaboration with an incredible group of students from the BAA.