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WAO Gallery & Cultural Center recently opened an exhibition titled “Ni aquí ni allá” by Dominican artist Ana Sofia Batlle in Altos de Chavón, with the support and awe of the local community. Ana Sofia’s work explores the relationship between humans and nature, using abstract paintings to create “bodyscapes” that depict a state of constant transition and change.

Using oil, acrylic, wash, and ink techniques, Ana Sofia layers colors and textures to portray the complexity of human individuality and our connection to the world around us. During the exhibition’s opening remarks, Margarita González Auffant, the curator of WAO Gallery & Cultural Center, provided an insightful explanation of the essence of the work. Ana Sofia then expressed her gratitude to the audience for joining her on this important night.

The exhibition consists of 16 pieces representing the union of one and multiple elements, exploring the relationship between individuality and collectivity and the feeling of being trapped in one place while seeking to move forward to different stages of life.

The exhibit will be open from April 28 to May 22, 2023, from Wednesday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sundays and Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed on Mondays. Special thanks to Casa de Campo Resort & Villas for their constant support in sponsoring these cultural initiatives.

The Patronato Benéfico Oriental (PBO) continues to support sustainable social impact initiatives that promote culture. The WAO Chavón program includes the WAO Innovation HUB, WAO Galería & Centro Cultural, and the Altos de Chavón Regional Archaeological Museum. Proceeds from different projects and activities support the PBO’s social programs, allowing them to replicate these initiatives in the vulnerable communities they serve.

If you’re visiting Altos de Chavón, make sure to stop by and see this fascinating exhibition. The following photos were taken by Mairobi Herrera during the opening of the “Ni aquí ni allá” exhibit on April 28th.