Salvador Jiménez-Flores’s art exhibition, I Am Not Who You Think I Am, will debut at the Urbano Project on April 29th in its Jamaica Plain gallery space as part of ArtWeek Boston. The debut will also include a talk with Jiménez-Flores.
Salvador’s exhibition utilizes ceramics, installation, prints and video and explores a fusion of myth, history, religion, politics and pop culture. Salvador's work is known for addressing social issues that affect his community and identity as a Mexican-born artist living in the US.
“Urbano is proud to showcase the talent of one of our current resident teaching artists, Salvador Jiménez-Flores,” said Stella Aguirre McGregor, Urbano Project's executive director through a press release. “Salvador’s exhibition is very timely in its focus and relevance. His work is inspiring to artists, students, and greater Urbano community."
Salvador’s show is the first in a new series of exhibitions in support of Urbano’s creative theme “The Commons|The Other.” Through artists, project facilitators and youth work with community members, Urbano addresses themes of racial, ethnic, cultural and urban identity within our communities.
Jiménez-Flores was born and raised in Jamay, Jalisco, México. Since coming to America he has been a part of the Midwest art scene. He has had his work exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. He recently had a year-long artist-in-residence position at the Harvard Ceramic Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. For more information visit www.
The Urbano Project gallery space is at 29 Germania St. This exhibit will be at the gallery through June 10th. The opening reception will take place on Friday, April 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and the artist talk will be at 7:30 pm.