Sunday, October 24, 2021, 1-3pm (performances every 30 minutes)
Visual artist Samantha Holmes, known for her large-scale metal and stone works and public art projects (including Hell Gate Cairns, an installation in NYC’s Randall’s Island and Riverside Park) and dancer-choreographer Colleen Thomas, whose recent work Light and Desire was praised for delivering “an implicit answer for how to get around the forces that silence women” by The New York Times, join forces for a free public event featuring RESTLESS, a dance performance on and around the newly-relocated sculpture Mundillo (Little World) in a celebration of women and their work.
Community Event: Family Art Activities at Mundillo (Little World)
October 11, 2021
Please join me on Sunday, October 17 for a family arts event at the site of my newest installation, Mundillo (Little World) at 97th St and Amsterdam in Manhattan. Children will have an opportunity to meet an artist in person and ask any questions while completing a string-art craft of their own.
11am-2pm at northeast corner of 97th and Amsterdam.
Equilibrium VI at Newark Arts Festival
October 4, 2021
My newest sculpture, Equilibrium VI, is being shown this week for the first time as part of Newark Arts Festival, curated by Adrienne Wheeler. Please join us at the opening reception on Wednesday October 6, 2021 6-9pm at 609 Broad Street, Newark, NJ.
The works in this series are highly minimal: arrangements of stone held in unlikely equilibrium by almost-invisible strands of my own hair, creating a tension between the sculptural forms, between hard and soft, masculine and feminine. Collected during the period of hair loss following the birth of my child in 2019–a common bi-product of soaring hormone levels during pregnancy–these hairs speak to the uncanny union of strength and delicacy that is the maternal body.
Mundillo (Little World) Reinstalled in Manhattan
September 16, 2021
Mundillo (Little World) has been reinstalled on 97th and Amsterdam in New York, NY, in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation Arts and the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District. The sculpture will remain at this new site for one year.
A monument to women’s work and the cultural dynamism of New York City, Mundillo (Little World) translates the patterns of traditional Puerto Rican lacework from the intimacy of the home to the visibility of the city square, from the softness of cotton to the resilience of steel.