An Ode to Healing: A Poetic Exhibition for those in Recovery

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

– Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 21st, 2018 4PM - 6PM

Gallery: Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238

Exhibition Dates: January 21st - February 25th, 2018

In partnership with PrintbyPrint, we are excited to present An Ode to Healing: A Poetic Exhibition for those in Recovery. Curated by Minkie English, this exhibition will be at Corridor Gallery, located at 334 Grand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238.

As we journey through life we are forced to face, or hide, our wounds. Our traumas, which are the results of physical and psychopathological phenomena threatens our mind, body, and spirit-our wholeness and existence-leaving us unbalanced, even on a cellular level.

Healing is about connectivity, physically and/or meta-physically. It is our reconciliation of our ephemeral and unforgiving reality. Healing and its complexities can be arduous at times and undeniably poetic during others. It is an ode to our existence and our presence in the here-and-now. Like an ode, healing is an exalted and inspiring journey guided intensely by emotions. It is the light that enters the wound, ‘fostering positive opportunities for self-knowledge, growth and resilience’.

An Ode to Healing: A Poetic Exhibition for Those in Recovery is a lyrical poem for those in recovery from the challenges they are forced, and/or choose, to face; recognizing and celebrating the process of achieving wholeness. Seven artists-four visual artists and three performance artists-whose work has continued to uplift and heal others are featured in this exhibition. They are visual artists John Paligaro, Steven Cogle, Kelly Niceley, Allie Wilkerson, and Mona Kamal; and performance artists Damali Abrams, Brittany Williams, and Tsedaye Makonnen.

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