AN ODE TO HEALING | A Poetic Exhibition for those in RecoveryJanuary 21st-February 25th, 2018
Curated by Minkie English
334 Grand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Open to the public Sundays 12-6 and by appointment
- John Pagliaro
- Steven Cogle
- Kelly Niceley
- Allie Wilkerson
- Mona Kamal
- Damali Abrams
- Brittany Williams
- Tsedaye Makonnen
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) and PrintbyPrint LLC are proud to announce the opening of 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 Pagliaro, Steven Cogle, Kelly Niceley, Allie Wilkerson, and Mona Kamal; and performance artists Damali Abrams, Brittany Williams and Tsedaye Makonnen.