José Montoya’s Resonant Valley
Resonant Valley is an intimate retrospective of José Montoya’s visual art and poetry, curated in collaboration with Richard Montoya and the Montoya Family Trust, featuring a collection of over 700 works on paper and personal items reflecting his connections to the Central Valley.
José Montoya (1932-2013) was a leading figure in Chicano and Latinx Art. He was born in New Mexico, and came to California’s San Joaquin Valley in the 1940s with his family for field work, living in farm labor camps in towns across the Vallev, including Delano, Hanford, Laton, Parlier, and Fowler. Montoya was the embodiment of the urgent, resourceful, and multifaceted art of the Chicano Movement era and beyond. Known for his sense of humor and unfailing wit, Montoya has inspired and educated many generations of artists in the same rebellious / activist / avant garde Chicano tradition.
Curated by Tony Carranza and Carissa Garcia
MAY 12 – NOVEMBER 26
Join us as we kick off our Con Safos Poetry Series! This summer, we have an amazing lineup of events hosted by Fresno Poet Laureate Joseph Rios.