Gallery 224: Current Exhibition

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    Gallery 224

    Salvador Jiménez Flores, 2015-17 Artist in Residence Exhibition: August 29 - September 24, 2016

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    Gallery 224

    Salvador Jiménez Flores, 2015-17 Artist in Residence Exhibition: August 29 - September 24, 2016

Gallery 224

Gallery 224 engages the public with exhibitions that showcase the work of emerging and established ceramic artists, research through academic collaboration, and the talent within our studio community. Under the same roof as the Ceramics Program Studio at 224 Western Avenue in Allston, Gallery 224 offers a stunning 680 sq. ft. space with a full street-side view. All programming for Gallery 224 is led by Ceramics Program Directors Shawn Panepinto and Kathy King. When studio is in operation Gallery hours are: weekdays, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; weekends, 10 am – 5 pm or by appointment.

Current Exhibition

Nadie descubrio las Americas | No One Discovered the Americas
Salvador Jiménez-Flores, 2015-2017 Artist In Residencetitle wall

Exhibition Dates: Monday, August 29th - Saturday, September 24th 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 5pm - 7pm

Related Event: Workshop with Salvador Jiménez-Flores with Israel Davis, Saturday, September 10 (registration required)

Exhibition Description:

Show open this Monday! #nadiedescubriolasamericas #salvadorjimenezart #artistinresidence #harvardceramicsstudio #finishingtouches on Instagram
Nadie descubrió las Américas | No One Discovered the Americas - Salvador Jiménez-Flores, 2015-16 Artist In Residence Exhibition
The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present an exhibition by our 2015-2017 Artist-In-Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores.  

Salvador Jimenez-Flores' art practice is informed by historical revisionism and explores the themes of colonization, migration, “the other,” stereotypes and cultural appropriation. "Nadie descubrio las Americas" is Jiménez-Flores’ latest mixed-media installation. He writes, “In this new body of work I explore the questions of what does it mean to discover or to be discovered, and what are the consequences of the imposition of religion, language and culture to the “discovered” group. Through a visual and cultural syncretism in this series of self-portraits, I combine Pre-Columbian imagery with relevant, present imagery and symbols as a hybrid form.”

The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. 

 Artist Bio

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised is Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest 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, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. He is currently Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Jiménez-Flores received his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Drawing and his BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL.

Artist Statement

Nadie descubrió las Américas | No One Discovered the Americas

 My art practice is informed by historical revisionism and explores the themes of colonization, migration (voluntary or involuntary), “the other,” stereotypes and cultural appropriation. I am particularly interested in events that have shaped history in the Americas and its people. In this new body of work titled Nadie descubrió las Américas, I explore the questions of what does it mean to discover or to be discovered, and what are the consequences of the imposition of religion, language and culture to the “discovered” group. Through a visual and cultural syncretism in this series of self-portraits, I combine Pre-Columbian imagery with relevant, present imagery and symbols as a hybrid form. 

 Our nation is currently echoing messages of hate, xenophobia, oppression and inequality. As an immigrant, I have experienced this oppression and the challenges of migrating and adapting to a foreign culture, language, and lifestyle. As an artist I feel I have the responsibility to address the issues that affect my community and to create awareness and propose actions through my art.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Asparagus Valley Potters Exhibition
October 2016

Allston Open Studios Exhibition - Franklin Street Studios
with an exhibition at the Harvard Ed Portal
November 2016

Holiday Show and Sale Exhibition - Instructors, Teaching Assistants and Staff
December 2016

Graduate School of Design Exhibition
January 2017

Exhibition Proposals

Gallery 224 accepts submissions from artists and curators on an ongoing basis. Submissions receive thoughtful consideration and those of particular interest may be followed up with further correspondence and a studio or gallery visit as appropriate.

Submissions should include a CV, support material (on CD/DVD, Dropbox or Google Drive), one page gallery proposal that states desired dates of exhibition. Please email information to ceramics@fas.harvard.edu with the subject line “Gallery 224 Proposal” or mail to Gallery 224, Ceramics Program – OFA Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02478.

For more information about Gallery 224, please email Shawn Panepinto, Director of Studio Operations at panepint@fas.harvard.edu and Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu or call 617-495-8680.