Daniel Lind-Ramos (b. 1953, Puerto Rico) creates assemblages from found and reclaimed objects, many of which the artist collected from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Through the combination of natural and manufactured materials, Lind-Ramos’ assemblages recall the experiential elements of the hurricane—wind, rain, thunder, and lightning—as well as cultural signifiers of Puerto Rico, specifically, Loíza, where the artist was born and still resides. The devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017 is still visible in the physical destruction and felt in the memories and collective consciousness of the country, but Lind-Ramos’ three Marías serve as a testament to resilience and community.
For this exhibition, Lind-Ramos will present two new assemblage works created specifically for the exhibition: Baño de María and María Guabancex, in addition to María de los Sustentos.