Art and Colony: An Ongoing Conversation by Scherezade Garcia

Posted on December 17, 2016 by Erick Rios

Scherezade Garcia is a New Yorker born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. When her work came into our workshop it fascinated us with the themes and versatility. As a multidisciplinary visual artist of her artwork often centers around the history and results of colonialism. Currently, she is represented by Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery. 

The artwork of Scherezade Garcia being custom framed at Frames and Stretchers on the Lower East Side.

Yvette floating a Scherezade Garcia piece using Japanese paper and wheat paste.

After admiring her work, the next step was floating it. We floated Scherezade's work using Japanese paper and wheat paste and chose hardwood moldings to frame the art. A Scherezade Garcia canvas being stretched over a custom stretcher at Frames and Stretchers on the Lower East Side.

The large canvas we framed using our reclaimed wood floater frame.

For the canvas above, we used a special framing technique. Using a black floater frame we floated her canvas then stacked a reclaimed wood frame on top of the floater. This adds an element of dimension and space for the viewer.

The artwork of Scherezade Garcia being custom framed at Frames and Stretchers on the Lower East Side.

Scherezade's work is distinctive because of the collage of different materials she uses as well the use of gold pigmentation that resembles fire. She uses symbols like Mickey Mouse intertwined with tropical weather themes and cloudy pigments. To learn more about Scherezade and her multifaceted artwork, you can check out her website.

Art by Scherezade Garcia, an artist whose work has been framed at Frames and Stretchers on the Lower East Side.

A piece by Scherezade Garcia featuring tropical and western themes.

Posted in Clemente Building, custom framing, dominican artist, frames and stretchers, Lower East Side, lyle o reitzel, scherezade garcia, stretcher, tri state area


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