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Rabbithole Gallery is pleased to present BEARING WITNESS, an exhibition by artist Ivania Guerrero.
ARTIST. SCULPTOR. Ivania Guerrero was born in Nicaragua in 1978. At the age of five she, along with her mother and siblings, migrated through the dangerous Mexican-US border to Miami. Her work is inspired by childhood fears of war from a 1979 Nicaraguan uprising that forced her father to flee from political persecution and live in exile in the U.S. As a survivor of war, she ties in similar narratives from the Holocaust into her work.
Ivania Guerrero's work consists of ceramic and mixed media 'babies' that manifest from fear and violence but are created with tenderness, delicacy and innocence. Through an active process of making, she strives to create the perfect 'baby' while grappling with the distressing relationships of fear, trauma, love and intimacy. Varying in height, texture, and character these sculptures represent remnants of empty shells that once contained the bodies of children and are reminiscent of the loss of childhood innocence and the hopelessness that inevitably follows when children bear witness to violence and abuse during war. She will also be showing drawings that not only relate to war but also give viewers the impression that they have been there and have bore witness to these moments.