Thursday, Apr 29, 2021
4:00 pm PST
Using visual art as an bridge-building tool to broach difficult and personal conversations, artist Robin Holder will highlight her social equity art to inspire a dialogue with the audience about the challenges, opportunities, and complexities we face from our unique backgrounds in our diverse nation. This will take the form of a 40-minute workshop/conversation/partial lecture, where Robin will introduce an artwork, topic, and personal story, and as a group audience members will add their narratives and we will engage in contextualizing life experiences in relation to our fellow visitors despite differing backgrounds. This event will not be recorded.
This program is presented in conjunction with the virtual exhibit Robin Holder: On Labor and Youth, by the Cal Lutheran galleries.
Robin Holder’s work centers on the complexities and conflicts of cultural and racial identity. Over her career she has developed innovative approaches in her mixed technique works through a variety of media, which are often influenced by community dialogues and extensive artist interviews. She has completed several site-specific public art commissions, that were commissioned by: New Jersey Transit, The New York School Authority, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and 34 glass windows for New York City subway system. She is a 2020 Clark Hulings Fund for Artists Executive Fellow, the recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: Artist As Catalyst Grant. Her work is in such collections as the Library of Congress, Yale University, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and works from her studio in New Jersey.
Image: Robin Holder, We Are Here, colored pencil, acrylic, paint, and archival pigment print, 54 x 44 inches. Courtesy of the artist.