Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery presents the new Solo Show by dominican artist living in New York, Scherezade García (n. 1966), with the name “Súper Trópico”. The opening will take place Thursday, October 105h 2015 in the Gallery located in Piantini, Santo Domingo.
The artist defines it in her own words: "This new group of paintings and drawings named "Super Tropic" is part of the series "Theories of Freedom" a work based on the contemporary conception (and always) for the exercise and diverse universe of what we call freedom. In "Super Tropic" I let myself be seduced again by the sea that surrounds us. The sea always provokes my imagination and with its "sway" is the map of stories about freedom and slavery. The color, the contradictions, extreme sun, the new race, the roots of the American experience are the essence of my stories. The new race thus creates a new aesthetic with new parameters and rules appropriating and transforming values. "Super Tropic" leads me to paint again and becomes a love note to my world and colorful floating ends”.
Scherezade García is an interdisciplinary artist, dedicated to explore the immigrant's quest for finding home. Her artwork's origin is the island where she was born, but her own migration meant changes appreciated in the way she builds her images; using various layers of light and objects in overlapped transparencies. This is migration as aesthetic proposal, inspired at large by her interaction with the Dominicans who have made New York City her home.
The artist is a significant figure of Latin American art in the United States, included currently in numerous collective exhibitions in institutions such as Lehamn College Art, Mary Anthony Gallery, Leonora Vega Gallery (NY); and The Jersey City Museum (NJ). She has also participated in the Havana and Santo Domingo Biennales. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of Washington D.C. and New York's Museo del Barrio, the last one for their Dominican-York Graphic Proyect. García has recently been commissioned a mural for The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.
Scherezade, born in the Dominican Republic (Oct 1966) has lived in New York since arrived to study in 1986 to attend Parsons School of Design with a full scholarship based in the quality of her portfolio. Scherezade lives with her husband, NYC photographer William Vazquez, and her two budding artist daughters, Gabrielle and Montserrat in Brooklyn, NY. Scherezade is an adjunct faculty at Parsons The New School of Design in NYC. Received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, NYC, and MFA from City College of NYC.
The show will be open until November 10th 2015.