|Opening of Ruiz-Healy Art’s inaugural exhibition space in New York City!
201-A East Olmos Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78212
New York City
74 East 79th Street, 2D
New York, NY 10075
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We are pleased to announce the opening of our inaugural exhibition space in New York City, a gallery primarily dedicated to presenting multidisciplinary art by Latinx, Latin American, and Texas-based artists. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Cecilia Paredes & Chuck Ramirez: Photographing Identity, opens May 3rd and runs through June 15, 2019.
Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Ph.D. states, “we see the gallery’s New York City location as an expansion to our current program that will grant us the ability to further engage institutions, art professionals and collectors. We are thrilled to have the ability to continue the gallery’s mission of supporting emerging and established artists that predominantly address social issues and identity.”
The opening exhibition features the work of Cecilia Paredes and Chuck Ramirez (1962-2010). Working within issues of identity, both artists use photography to confront fundamental questions regarding the human condition.
As a San Antonio-based artist and graphic designer, Chuck Ramirez processed and deconstructed the media world in which he lived in. As an HIV positive artist, he addressed contemporary culture as well as margins of American culture, including the Mexican-American and queer experience.
Originally from Lima, Peru, and based in Philadelphia, Cecilia Paredes combines themes found in nature to acquire multiple identities through a blend of sculptural recreations and photography. In the words of Alasdair Foster, “the ‘landscapes’ of artist Cecilia Paredes draw on and articulate an interior experience. Her work with fabric designs began when she moved from Costa Rica to the USA. The lot of the migrant is to become subsumed into the patterns of another culture, another way of life.”
The new gallery space is located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 74 East 79th Street, 2D. It will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM — 6 PM and by appointment.