Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3rd; 6pm-8pm
Ruby Rumié’s work with domestic abuse survivors in New York and Cartagena, Colombia will culminate in the exhibition Divine Breath. Ceramics and photographs from workshops in Colombia and New York City, conducted with survivors of domestic violence, will be used to explore how art and ceremony can serve as a channel to healing and renewal.
Ruby Rumié was born in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia and focuses her work on social issues, combining various disciplines such as psychology, sociology, and philosophy to reflect on issues such as gentrification, gender violence, social barriers, or the splendor found in folk art and its relation to the community. Her work includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation.
La MaMa Galleria
Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.