"Fireworks and other Stories" a collection of the most recent paintings by Sherezade García
Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery presents a new Solo Show by Dominican artist living in New York, Sherezade García with the name "Fireworks and other Stories". The opening will take place at Lyle O. Reitzel Arte Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo on Thursday April 26. In this meeting the artist will explore colonial stories and national myths.
Art historian and visual culturist Camila Maroja that graduated from Duke University comments "The pieces of this exhibition appropriate and transform old and new national symbols such as the Statue of Liberty, the portrait of Ulises Heureaux, the ears of Mickey Mouse, the paintings of the artist act as a suggestive map, on which we can reconfigure our experience of the Americas. "
Garcia presents colonial and Caribbean discourses, and within her most important exhibitions, there are; the group exhibition "Bordering the Imaginary" at BRIC, Brooklyn, New York, "Liquid Highway: Roots of Civilization" commissioned by BRIC in New York City, "It's so sunny that it's dark” at the Clifford Art Gallery in Colgate University, NY, she also participated in the group exhibition "Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art, California.
Maroja adds "The map of the artist" insinuates “in the sense that it does not adhere to the traditional principles of cartography. Garcia, recognizing the importance and symbolic nature of any representation, rejects the patterns of parallel lines and meridians, and adopts a more baroque approach, to describe the Caribbean land and sea that saw her to be born. "
The exhibition will be open until May 26.