Art Insights: Salvador Jiménez-Flores

On Thursday October 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Southern Utah Museum of Art, SUU and SUMA will welcome artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores to present on his artwork. This event is free and open to the public.

Russell Wrankle, Assistant Professor of 3D/Sculpture/Foundations at SUU said “Salvador is making work that is steeped in tradition and at the same time, the issues that he’s exploring are very contemporary both aesthetically and politically. We need more voices like Salvador’s to be heard and it’s an honor for us to have him on campus”.

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others.

Jiménez-Flores recently completed a two-year-long artist residency at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. He also served as the Artist-In-Residence for the City of Boston. Jiménez-Flores is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, The New England Foundation for the Arts Grant, and was awarded the Kohler Arts Industry Residency for 2019. He was recently appointed Assistant Professor in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jiménez-Flores said, “The content of my work is socio-political and is driven by my life experiences. In my work, I explore the themes of colonization, migration (voluntary or involuntary), ‘the other’, stereotypes and cultural appropriation. I take an interdisciplinary approach with my work by choosing the media that will best fit the idea I am trying to convey. As an artist, I feel I have the responsibility to address the issues that affect my community, create awareness and propose actions through my art.

“One of my core values in art making is to make the arts as accessible and inclusive as possible. I’m excited and honored to be a visiting artist at SUU and its community, to share my work and give the audience the opportunity to participate in this workshop.”

Enjoy this presentation from Salvador Jiménez-Flores on his beautiful and thought-provoking artwork for one night only, on October 4th. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/art.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It offers graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 700 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

What: On Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Southern Utah Museum of Art, SUU and SUMA are excited to welcome artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores to present on his artwork. This event is free and open to the public.
Who: Artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Department of Art and Design, SUU
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Southern Utah Museum of Art
Tickets: Free admission
Info: For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva.

Story by:  Amanda DeBry
amandadebry94@gmail.com
Photo by: Amanda Debry

 

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