September 6 – October 27, 2019
Address: 173 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002
Hours: Wed – Sun, 12 – 6 pm, and by appointment
T: +1 347-377-2764
Jack Barrett is pleased to present Saga the first solo show by Guadalupe Maravilla (b. 1976, San Salvador, El Salvador) at the gallery. Maravilla is a NY-based artist hailing from El Salvador, whose interdisciplinary practice bridges the disciplines of drawing, installation, and performance. With Saga, Maravilla presents a new body of work that reflects on the struggles of undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers, particularly in the context of repressive US policy. Maravilla, who immigrated to the States alone as a child from El Salvador to escape civil war, has devoted his artistic practice to articulating his own migration story, and to shaping spaces of healing through teaching, activism, and collective ritual. Drawing heavily on autobiography, Saga is conceived as an epic, personal account.