ELIZABETH JIMÉNEZ MONTELONGO
While the Doug Adams Gallery is out of use, we are using our beautiful ground floor window to highlight some of the Bay Area's talented artists of color. This window exhibition is ongoing and features work by a different artist every month, so be sure to keep an eye out for whose work to expect next!
Elizabeth’s November exhibition showcased her vibrant oil paintings, adding a much needed splash of color to the grey, autumnal days. The paintings featured Mexika (Aztec) dancers from the San Francisco Bay Area who continue the traditions of indigenous Mexican dance into the 21st century, across social and political borders. These dancers exude energy and power to celebrate the continued existence of indigenous dance that could not be suppressed despite violence, politics, and religion. Elizabeth’s paintings honor her indigenous ancestors and local culture-keepers while inspiring a powerful, liberating vision for the future.
Watch a recording of January’s Artist Panel Discussion with Art Window artists Ora Clay, Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, and Shirin Khalatbari.