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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense



The Dominican York, from the series Island of Many Gods

Scherezade García, 2006

acrylic, charcoal, ink, and sequins on paper
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the R. P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture, 2013.28.1
© 2006, Scherezade García

acrílico, carboncillo, tinta y lentejuelas sobre papel
Smithsonian American Art Museum, adquisición del Museo hecha posible gracias R. P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture, 2013.28.1
© 2006, Scherezade García



Santo Trujillo is Dead, from the series Island of Many Gods

Scherezade García, 2006

acrylic, charcoal, ink, and sequins on paper
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the R. P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture, 2013.28.2
© 2006, Scherezade García

acrílico, carboncillo, tinta y lentejuelas sobre papel
Smithsonian American Art Museum, adquisición del Museo hecha posible gracias R. P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture, 2013.28.2
© 2006, Scherezade García



García’s lushly painted and drawn works evoke the tragic yet hopeful stories that spur migration. Her angelic mestizo (racially mixed) figures are archetypes of the peoples of the Americas. In Santo Trujillo is Dead, García refers to the assassination of the dictator Rafael Trujillo in 1961, which led to the first major exodus of Dominicans to the United States. García’s wounded but still standing angel celebrates the possibility of a better future.
Las opulentas pinturas y dibujos de García evocan los relatos a la vez trágicos y llenos de esperanza que impulsan a la inmigración. Las figuras de mestizos angélicos son para la artista arquetipos de los pueblos de las Américas. En Santo Trujillo is Dead, García se refiere al asesinato del dictador Rafael Trujillo en 1961, que dio lugar al primer gran éxodo de dominicanos a los Estados Unidos. Este ángel de García, herido pero todavía en pie, celebra la posibilidad de un futuro mejor.






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