Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks
Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL, 33139

Hours of Exhibition (November 16, 2023 through December 14, 2023):
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8:00 pm

In her series Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks, Samantha Modder (b. 1995 in Nigeria, raised in Sri Lanka; lives and works in Tampa, FL) presents a subjective Black woman’s fairytale to process interlocking structures of oppression. Like a storybook made into a mural, the installations are made up of digitally manipulated ballpoint pen drawings that follow a Black woman in her nightdress and striped socks in a world made up of only her and her duplicates. This work serves as an allegory for our contemporary condition, confronting questions of power, exploitation, and resistance.

Modder is a visual artist working figuratively in pen, collage, and digital media to portray larger-than-life Black, female characters taking up space in real and imagined worlds. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2017 with a BA in Studio Art and Engineering and from Washington University in St. Louis with an MFA in Visual Arts in 2022.

Photo credit: Zaire Aranguren

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