Samuel’s Lind’s Portales exhibit

Traveling to the NMPRAC from Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia, Portales (Portals) brings together several avenues of exploration within Samuel Lind’s 50-year career, some of which have not been exhibited together before. Through paintings, installations, prints, and sculptures, Lind explores his spiritual voyage and healing practices from the African Diaspora, not only of his native Loíza but also stimulated by his imagination. The inclusion of household objects, amulets, and totems bring together the artist’s home and a presence of his hometown of Loíza. The exhibition also features a selection of his serigraph prints that speak of Loíza’s Afro-Caribbean traditions, such as bomba music and dance, which has become emblematic of Puerto Rican culture. Lind is an artist concerned with preservation, Puerto Rico’s African roots with all its history, and with the current tensions due to climate change and gentrification. This exhibition was curated by José Ortiz-Pagán.
Based in Loíza, Puerto Rico, Samuel Lind (b. 1953) is an artist concerned with preservation, Puerto Rico’s African roots with all its history, and
with the current tensions due to climate change and gentrification.
Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller) is a Philadelphia based cultural organization founded in 1974 as a workshop to teach
printmaking to youth. Taller’s primary purpose is to support and develop Puerto Rican and other Latino arts and culture,
grounded in the conviction that embracing one’s cultural heritage is central to community empowerment.
  • December 1, 2020