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Dominican-born Artist Brings “Theories of Freedom” Sculptural Installation to Brooklyn Campus in April

Opening reception for Brooklyn-based Scherezade Garcia’s exhibit is April 6 in the Humanities Gallery

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Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
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Long Island University
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Brooklyn, N.Y. – A sculptural installation by Dominican-born Brooklyn based artist, Scherezade Garcia, will be displayed at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus this April.

The exhibition, “Theories on Freedom,” will run from April 4 to April 29 in the Campus’s glass-enclosed Humanities Gallery. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, April 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

“Through different media, I create contemporary allegories of history, colonization and politics in a contemporary setting,” said Garcia, who was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

As a child, she participated in projects that involved mural painting with visual artists Elias Delgado and Nidia Serra. In 1986, she moved to New York as a student at Parsons School of Design.

Garcia’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean since 1990. The museums and galleries that have featured her art include the Newark Museum, The Jersey City Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Lehman College Art Gallery and The Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo.
“’Theories on Freedom is based on my thoughts on the contemporary experience and understanding of freedom,” Garcia said. “I took my inspiration from the media and the ocean. We are bombarded every day by news with specific political-philosophical agendas to a point that there is nothing to believe; even inspiring stories become suspicious by the way they are marketed.

“And then I let myself be enchanted, once again, by the sea. This blue liquid road and deep obstacle provokes my imagination. The blue sea represents the way out and the frontier. It maps stories about freedom…and slavery,” she added.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Humanities Building Gallery is closed on weekends. The Brooklyn Campus is located at 1 University Plaza, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call the gallery manager, Nancy Grove, at (718) 488-1198.

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Posted 03/30/2011

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