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Transformative Art: Healing Through Design

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The art world is always buzzing with new and exciting exhibitions, and this season is no exception. From Paris to New York, artists are pushing boundaries and exploring new concepts. One such exhibition making waves is Guadalupe Maravilla’s “Si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana” at P·P·O·W Gallery in New York.

Maravilla’s exhibition is a poignant exploration of childhood trauma and healing, inspired by his own experiences as an immigrant from El Salvador. The title, which translates to “if you don’t heal today, you will heal tomorrow,” reflects Maravilla’s belief in the power of healing and resilience.

The exhibition features a series of mixed-media sculptures and wall-based works that incorporate elements of retablos, traditional devotional paintings. These works nestle narrative elements within spiny structures, creating a visual language that speaks to the enduring impact of trauma.

One of the most striking pieces in the exhibition is “El Brujo Disease Thrower,” a towering assemblage that features a gong suspended from a purple woven chair. This piece, like many in the exhibition, reflects Maravilla’s interest in healing and sound therapies, which he has explored following his colon cancer diagnosis.

Maravilla’s works are not only visually striking but also deeply moving. They speak to the universal experience of suffering and resilience, offering a message of hope and healing to all who view them.

“Si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana” is on view at P·P·O·W Gallery in New York through April 6th. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the transformative power of art and explore the depths of the human experience.

The exhibition also showcases the transformative power of design, demonstrating how art can be a catalyst for healing and personal growth. Through innovative materials and creative concepts, Maravilla’s work challenges traditional notions of value and beauty, inviting viewers to reconsider their own experiences and perspectives.

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