James Montford's work explores racial identity, class struggle and transculturalism informed by an aesthetic, formalist and educational perspective. His work has a multi-layered approach that seeks to encourage a transformative process for the viewer and recognizes the realities of global oppression and its implications.
James Montford is a Boston-based artist whose work has been exhibited in solo and group show in galleries throughout the United States. The Boston Center for the Arts presented a mid-career retrospective of his work, "Persuasions" in 2015. He has taught classes at Rhode Island College, RISD, the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island, as well as schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Sensitive Content Warning
Artist James Montford addresses questions of social justice and injustice in this exhibition. His work includes disturbing language and images drawn from racist stereotypes that have a long history in American society. The exhibition is meant to spark a dialogue with gallery visitors about histories and legacies of oppression. The powerful work on view engages with an artistic tradition in which formal and conceptual elements serve not only aesthetic ends but prompt us to think critically about our world.
Exhibition: February 12– March 7, 2018
Gallery talk: February 14, 12:30 pm
Reception: February 14, 2-4 pm
The Winfisky Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am-4 pm.
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan