The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Art Gallery will present an online Art Talk featuring MSJC associate faculty member Tania Jazz Mont from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.
Jazz Mont was the last artist to have an in-person show with her “Dizzy Drawings” exhibition in the MSJC Art Gallery, but the COVID-19 pandemic cut her show short last March. The Art Talk is supported by the MSJC Foundation.
She explores and updates classic themes in art history. She adds her dizzying personal style to portraiture, still-life, and landscape. It might take you a moment upon viewing the work to see she is an artist who has digested these themes and turned them on their head. In her paintings, you might find echoes of Henri Matisse or Philip Guston in the gestures and brush work. You might also find issues of gender, identity, and sexuality.
Jazz Mont is Latinx and a member of the LGBTQ community. The subjects of her paintings draw from her personal life. She often paints images of her wife and her gay and Latinx friends and family. These influences that surround her bring images of a changing America.
She is an associate faculty member at MSJC. She received her master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University and her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton.
She has had solo exhibitions at Taylor Junction Gallery in Joshua Tree; East Side International, Los Angeles; and Apothecary Gallery, Pomona. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions throughout Southern California as well.
The Art Talk will be held via Zoom as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
For more information, please visit www.msjc.edu/artgallery or contact Art Professor John Knuth at (951) 487-3585 or Jknuth@msjc.edu.
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