Come explore Scherezade Garcia's new mixed-media, site-specific mural, In Transit/Liquid Highway, on view in the lobby of Columbia's Miller Theatre. In an intimate and wide-ranging talk with the artist moderated by Wallach Art Gallery Director and Chief Curator, Deborah Cullen, Garcia will discuss her process and influences, the relationship between New York and the Dominican Republic, and the strong role of women in Dominican art, among other topics.
The Dominican-born, Brooklyn-based artist's work inhabits a baroque universe. As a storyteller, Garcia uses drawing, printmaking, painting and other media to create contemporary allegories of history, colonization, and politics. Through her work, she explores the consequences of migration, beliefs about salvation, and notions of paradise. Garcia has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, and the Havana Biennale, Cuba. She is currently on faculty at Parsons The New School for Design.
This event is presented by the Arts Initiative as part of the series Creative Conversations: Ideas into Form. Scherezade Garcia's site-specific work in the Miller Theatre lobby was co-commissioned by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and Miller Theatre at Columbia University.