Just minutes from Harlem, the show is running through July 17, 2022. Brooklyn-based artist and award-winning designer Cat Schmitz will debut her “Much Needed Love” public and interactive art installation on Governors Island as part of ArtCrawl Harlem’s 2022 Boundaries & Connections Residency House.
“Much Needed Love” is an installation that explores courageous boundaries in the face of adversity and uncertainty. The theme of boundaries and connections resonates within the series of art offering respite and color as we blossom into a world in search of connection and creativity.
Visitors will be transported into an explosively colorful and vibrant room full of patterns across several media: rugs, quilts, sculpture, and acrylic paintings.
Elements of installation and exhibit include paintings, rugs, quilts, and a cement sculpture. The public art component is a 5-foot mountain sculpture installed on the lawn of the residency house to greet visitors as they enter the exhibit.
The sculptures, patterns and shapes within the series are particularly meaningful; the noodle evokes laughter and silliness, reminding us to be loose and playful.
The ladder is inherently about finding your own ladder to climb and stop climbing someone else’s ladder.
Clouds encourage a sense of wonderment and dreaming of what’s possible. The Dot is about comfort. It’s lumpy and uneven but it’s familiar and exists to let us take a pause and breathe for a minute before diving off into the unknown.
The ArtCrawl Harlem Boundaries and Connections residency program recognize the importance of artists having the space, freedom and resources to create.