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I Am Not Who You Think I Am
April 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Join us for this Artist Talk inviting audiences to engage with Urbano’s Resident Teaching Artist, Salvador Jimenez Flores, about the body of work in his exhibit. The content of Salvador’s exhibit – I AM NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM – is a fusion of myth, history, religion, politics, and popular culture and is driven by his life experiences. As an artist he feels the responsibility to address the issues that affect his community and to create awareness and propose actions through art. He wants to capture what others overlook by choice or by ignorance. The work in this exhibit allows the artist to mask himself with stereotypes, perceptions and expectations assigned to him merely because he is a member of an ethnic group within the dominant White culture in the United States. Through these works he digs deep down into his inner self through this process—hoping to find universality and humanness that transcends adaptation and blurs the division of dominant and ethnic groups.
We have created this event exclusively for Artweek so that the public can interact with the exhibited artwork and the artist himself through a questions and answers session. Salvador Jimenez Flores will be showing his work at Urbano between April 29th and June 10th.