Scherezade Garcia's Visual Narratives: Color, Emotion and Commentary

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Alison Pierz

It's always a pleasure when a collector brings us an artwork from one of our favorite artists to frame. We recently got the chance to design the custom framing for a painting by Scherezade Garcia. The painting on deckle-edge paper was floated with mulberry paper hinges and rice paste. The color palette and brush strokes lent themselves perfectly to a softly curved natural maple frame with contrasting walnut splines. We accented the molding with 22K gold leaf rubbed to reveal touches of the red clay base. The art was exquisitely mounted on archival mat board with custom matching mat board spacers to distance the art from the glass. Finally, the project was finished using UV protective and non-reflective Museum glass.

Scherezade Garcia Dominican artist post-colonial painting custom framingThe completed framing project in our studio

Sherezade Garcia is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and currently lives and works in NYC. Her education includes an AAS from Altos de Chavón School of Design, a BFA from Parsons -The New School and an MFA from the City College of New York. She is the recipient of a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant. Garcia is currently represented by Lyle O Reitzel Gallery (Santo Domingo and New York). She is a faculty member of the Parsons School of Design in New York and is represented in the collections of the Smithsonian and El Museu del Barrio.

Maple splined corner closed corner custom frame gilding 22K goldDetails of the closed corner and gold leaf

In her artist’s statement, Garcia addresses both her mark making practice and her conceptual inspirations. “My visual narratives generate energy, alluding to the emotional physicality of art making; and there is the urgency of a concept to keep alive...the social human experience since the 'discovery' of America...the consequences of migration, the mestizo, and 'barroquism'"*as consequences of colonialism. She uses objects referencing travel, migration, religion, and society as raw materials in her multiple mediums. 
Dominican artist Sherezade Garcia
Artist Scherezade Garcia in the studio

This project brought together the aesthetic eye of the collector, the talent of the artist and the skills of our design and production team. It was another successful collaboration with the team at Quattro Frameworks. We were also happy to offer delivery to the collector’s home via our partners at Art Delivery Van

Posted in Custom Framing, frames and stretchers, Lower East Side, painting, Sherezade Garcia