Clifford Gallery Exhibition: It's so sunny that it's dark

Scherezade Garcia exhibition titled, It's so sunny that it's dark.

Scherezade Garcia’s work embraces the themes of displacement and adaptation, proposing a different story of what it means to integrate. By fusing an afro-Caribbean visual vocabulary with American symbols, she creates what she calls “contemporary allegories of history,” to expose the unbalance and cultural hegemony of the region. But she also gives new meaning to the word ‘American,’ offering the image of the Statue of Liberty as a black (or mixed-race?) woman. What color is freedom? What does it mean to integrate? Garcia’s work invites us to reflect our traditions and the ways we represent ourselves.

Opening Reception 9/6 following the artist’s 4:30 lecture.

Scherezade will also conduct a workshop on September 5th, "How do you color Freedom?", prior to the exhibition. The workshop (held at O'Connor Campus Center, 11:30am) will provide participants an opportunity to consider their concepts of freedom.

Sunday, September 24 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

More dates through October 8, 2017

Little Hall, 101, Clifford Gallery

Topic

Arts, Academics, Arts and Humanities

Event Type

Gallery and museum exhibitions

Website

http://www.scherezade.net/

Group

Art and Art History Department

Contact E-mail

akowalski@colgate.edu

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