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Heavy rain in Colombia

Omar Valencia’s mother doesn’t have long to live. She has one more journey to make before her time is due, a final pilgrimage with her son back to her native Colombia. In anticipation of their departure, Valencia’s gallery, the Oxala on West 18th Street, celebrated the end of its eight year tenure this past Saturday night. But the sound of the door slamming was barely audible amidst the evening’s clamor: salutations of old and new friends, the clinking of wine glasses, children’s laughter, and red heels clicking to Latin American rhythms.