Unknown Distances, from the series Unknown Distances/​Undiscovered Islands

  • iliana emilia garcía, Unknown Distances, from the series Unknown Distances/Undiscovered Islands, 2006-2007, printed 2012, inkjet print on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by William W. W. Parker, 2013.32.1, © 2006, iliana emilia garcía

A palpable sense of longing animates garcía’s photograph of two rustic chairs common in the Dominican Republic that are posed like star-crossed lovers on the beach. This romantic imagery becomes a vehicle to consider the ties that bind immigrants to their native countries.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

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Un sentido palpable de nostalgia anima la fotografía tomada por garcía de dos sillas rústicas comunes en la República Dominicana posadas en la playa como si fueran una pareja de desafortunados amantes. Esta imagen romántica se convierte en un vehículo para considerar los lazos que unen a los inmigrantes con su país natal.

Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense, 2013

Title
Unknown Distances, from the series Unknown Distances/​Undiscovered Islands
Artist
Date
2006-2007, printed 2012
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image: 3038 in. (76.296.5 cm) canvas: 3240 in. (81.3101.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by William W. W. Parker

Mediums Description
inkjet print on canvas
Classifications
Object Number
2013.32.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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