Scherezade Garcia's Liquid Highway installation was presented steps away from BRIC House at the 80 DKLB residential building, in conjunction with the Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas exhibition. The installation was on view from March 2018 - March 2019.
"The sea is the liquid highway and the keeper of our ancestral memory. Inspired by the crossing of the Atlantic, the first European settlement in the Caribbean (the first in the island of La Hispaniola, now Haiti and The Dominican Republic), then the exploration of the big continental land, the Dutch settlement in the archipelago of New York. In this case, I landed in New York, I feel as if we have the world in a city and sea that connects us all.
With this mixed media mural/installation, I aim to imply the universal connection and the fluidity of our identities and lives. The roundels with portraits remember faces from every community who have traveled to and settled in Las Americas, converting the entire continent into a diverse area with multiple layers of memory. The touches of gold spheres suggest infinity and timelessness. Like moon dust, they allude to the search for a better life, opportunities, and fortune."
- Scherezade Garcia
Scherezade Garcia’s solo exhibitions have been presented at the Gallery of the College of Staten Island and Salena Gallery at Long Island University—Brooklyn, both NY; Colgate University, Hamilton, NY; and the Jersey City Museum, NJ. She has participated in group exhibitions at BRIC House, Brooklyn; Taller Boricua, and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, both NY; the Newark Museum of Art, NJ; Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA; and the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago. Her work is in the permanent collections of El Museo del Barrio, NY, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. She currently serves on the faculty of the Parsons School of Design, NY. Garcia was a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptures grant. She is currently represented by Lyle O Reitzel Art Gallery in Santo Domingo.