New works by Jesse Amado on view at Ruiz-Healy Art

Known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal Amado states “A synthesis is underway. Developing into a progression; steered by compositions and colorings … These current works represent seemingly the spiritual… Present with vestiges of beautiful Catholicism. It’s rituals and iconography. Subsequently appearing is the Metaphysical… presence of the natural with it’s necessary result of ART and it is all that exists.”

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Art Daily

March 21, 2017

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

San Antonio artist Jesse Amado presents his latest solo show, “Becoming,” smack dab in the middle of Contemporary Art Month. Continuing in the widely celebrated vein of his recent work, this new collection finds the consistently innovative and whimsically confounding artist playing with concepts as divergent as materiality, design, religion, politics and the social construction of meaning and beauty. Amado, who recently returned from Blue Star Contemporary’s Berlin Residency in partnership with Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Germany, is indefatigable — but also quite playful — in his creative pursuit of metaphysical meaning and astute artistic commentary.

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San Antonio Current

March 15, 2017

James Courtney

The McNay Print Fair: A Thriving San Antonio Tradition

Patricia Ruiz-Healy, founder of Ruiz-Healy Art, told the Rivard Report that the fair is well respected in the Southwest region. Ruiz-Healy started studying prints 30 years ago. She founded her gallery in 2004 with a strong print inventory that included pieces from Mexican masters like Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo. Little by little, she has tried to bring prints from such artists to the McNay Print Fair.

“We get collectors from Austin and Houston, so it’s a very important regional fair since material is brought from many good galleries,” Ruiz-Healy said. “All the dealers are scholars so it’s very good for education purposes, and they don’t mind answering questions. It’s my 10th year participating and I have gained so much knowledge by working with dealers from New York and other places across the country – some have been incredible mentors.”

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Rivard Report 

March 3, 2017

Rocío Guenther

The Low Down on San Antonio’s Essential Galleries

Incorporated in 2004 as a by appointment only outfit and opened to the public in 2013 in the heart of Olmos Park, Patricia RuizHealy’s gallery represents both local and international artists while emphasizing “a Latin American, borderland, and Texas discourse.” One of two Texas members of the esteemed International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), the gallery actively participates in art fairs in Houston, Dallas, Miami and New York. Beloved for shows that combine local and foreign talent with regional themes and big city aesthetics, Ruiz-Healy Art showcases legends and emerging artists alike and also acts as the exclusive representative of the estate of late local hero Chuck Ramirez.

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San Antonio Current

February 22, 2017

Constance Lowe and the Deception of Appearances

Over the course of a career that spans more than thirty years, San Antonio-based artist Constance Lowe has created art in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and collage. An artist who usually works in series that can span a number of years at a time, Lowe’s main interest is in the deception of appearances considered from a conceptual vantage point. No matter the medium, Lowe’s work is characteristically full of contradictions.

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Glasstire 

February 9, 2017

David S. Rubin

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

“On the Curve,” a show that focuses on the multitude of possibilities within the realm of curvilinear artwork, is the latest from Olmos Park’s Ruiz-Healy Art. The group exhibit, which runs through February 25, features the work of artists Constance Lowe, Jesse Amado, Andrés Ferrandis, Nicolás Leiva, Nate Cassie, Laura Anderson Barbata, Ricky Armendariz and Ethel Shipton. While the curvilinear aspects are clearly evident in the clean lines and precise curves, each artist offers their own unique perspective, concerns, personality and process in the pieces. The resulting whole presents a compelling argument that within even the most rigid forms, endless permutations and explorations are possible based on an artist’s particular pursuit/approach. As the exhibit announcement explains, these artists “delve into curvilinear shapes and forms with a bold intellectual and playful practice using art history as an impetus.”

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San Antonio Current

January 25, 2017

James Courtney

Ruiz-Healy Art opens a group exhibition exploring curvilinear works

Constance Lowe works in the legacy of formalism and geometric abstraction and infuses her practice with the influences of her Midwestern upbringing. Jesse Amado utilizes forms and materials as commentaries on the ambiguities of modern society. Andrés Ferrandis new works are part of an installation made of organically circular abstractions on paper. Nicolás Leiva’s new round aluminum works are painted repoussés that use a vocabulary of pure fantasy and cosmic inspiration. Both Nate Cassie and Ethel Shipton’s artworks carry innate, intuitive systems accompanied with a formal and conceptual practice. Laura Anderson Barbata’s drawings and sculptures are full of vibrancy and are a platform for explorations of cultural perspectives. Ricky Armendariz melds contemporary cultural symbols with icons of an ancestral past using figurative and animalistic expressions. On the Curve combines a group of artists all approaching creativity in a sinuous fashion.

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Art Daily

January 25, 2017

Perennial Boundaries

Perennial Boundaries examines the infinite thread that a manmade confine such as a geographical divide creates. The works included in this show provide the viewers with insights into the interests and concerns that have guided the creative impulses of these artists in their careers. Each artist is working in a unique and individualistic practice informed by their personal experiences from living on either side of the border. This exhibition is an eclectic mix of homage and critical discussions of living in la frontera and immigration issues.

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Terremoto 

January 12, 2017

Art Here and There–Bridges the Gap

When Sonora, Mexico Native Patrica Ruiz-Healy, the proprietor and director of her company the Ruiz-Healy Art gallery, followed a year of study in Mexico City with a year in London, everything changed…

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Home Design & Decor Austin 

November 1, 2016

 

IFPDA Print Fair Bids Farewell to Park Avenue Armory and Prepares for Javits Center Move

At San Antonio’s Ruiz-Healy Art, a single-artist presentation by Colombian artist Johanna Calle catches the eye. One wall features her “Arañas/spiders” series, a suite of seriagraphs, a tangled spiderweb featuring the words of an anthropological text by Maria Margarita Ruiz-Roges.

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Artnet News

November 4, 2016

 

Ruiz-Healy Art opens exhibition of art rooted in the socio-political experience of the U.S./Mexico border

In a time when the upcoming elections have border policies at the forefront of the agenda, Ruiz­Healy Art has organized an exhibition of contemporary art rooted in the socio­political experience of the U.S /Mexico border. RHA is presenting Perennial Boundaries, an exhibition showcasing the artwork of Margarita Cabrera, César Martínez, Fernando Andrade, and Michael Menchaca.

Perennial Boundaries examines the infinite thread that a manmade confine such as a geographical divide creates. The works included in this show provide the viewers with insights into the interests and concerns that have guided the creative impulses of these artists in their careers. Each artist is working in a unique and individualistic practice informed by their personal experiences from living on either side of the border. This exhibition is an eclectic mix of homage and critical discussions of living in la frontera and immigration issues.

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Art Daily

October 31, 2016

 

Rising Local Artist Fernando Andrade Draws Dark Inspiration from Border Violence

On October 27, Ruiz­Healy Art will present “Perennial Boundaries,” an exhibition featuring four Texas artists whose work examines life along the U.S.­-Mexico border: Margarita Cabrera, César Martínez, Michael Menchaca and Fernando Andrade. In anticipation of the group show, we spoke with Andrade, who opened up about his experiences on both sides of the border and revealed some of the driving factors behind his work. A 2008 graduate from the graphic design program at San Antonio College, Andrade has been making waves in the local art community with his stunning, lifelike drawings addressing socio­political themes.

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San Antonio Current

October 25, 2016

Marco Aquino

 

A Lens to See: Graciela Iturbide

The images of Graciela Iturbide are endowed with great poetic force, as if emerging from a unique lyricism, where the photographer is not resigned to what is, to what the world is, but manages to reveal how visible it is through her eye. If the camera is a medium, Graciela’s imagination is the creation of her universe. It seems to follow the maxim of Novalis: “Nothing is more accessible to the innite spirit,” because “everything is related to the visibility of the invisible.”

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Terremoto

September 25, 2016

 

Sueños en blanco y negro

Graciela Iturbide nació y creció en México en una familia de trece hermanos, acomodada, tradicional y católica. En su familia la consideraban la oveja negra porque quería estudiar literatura, y en ese entonces nadie en su familia vivía sólo del arte profesionalmente. Estudió cine, pero descubrió la fotografía buscando encontrarse a sí misma poco después de la muerte de su hija de 6 años. Estudió con el maestro fotógrafo Manuel Álvarez-Bravo en la Universidad Autónoma de México durante la década de 1970, período durante el cual realiza unos de sus trabajos más sobresalientes en el desierto de Sonora y en Juchitán, Oaxaca, trabajo que la lanza a un nivel profesional.

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Revista Mujer

September 22, 2016

Lilia Davis

Fall Arts Preview: Upcoming Exhibitions and Events Range from Playful to Political

With a pointed nod to the upcoming election, Olmos park’s Ruiz-Healy Art unveils an exhibition gathering works by contemporary artists Margarita Cabrera, César Martínez, Fernando Andrade and Michael Menchaca. Titled “Perennial Boundaries,” the group show creatively mines the “socio-political experiences in Texas and along the U.S-Mexico Border.”

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San Antonio Current

September 28, 2016

Bryan Rindfuss

#AgendaVogue: qué hacer en San Antonio

Un encantador y silencioso espacio que deja que el arte hable por sí mismo. Actualmente exhibe el trabajo de la fotógrafa mexicana Graciela Iturbide, con una serie de sombrías y serenas fotografías en blanco y negro.

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Vogue Mexico

September 14, 2016

 

A Look at Graciela Iturbide’s Iconic ‘Magnolia’

In 1987, Iturbide received the W. Eugene Smith Memorial prize for Juchitán, a photo essay developed over a 10-year period during which she lived and worked among the indigenous people of the small town located in the state of Oaxaca. Among this body of work is Magnolia, a portrait of a Muxe (pronounced MOO-Shay), or an individual who identifies neither as male nor female.

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Out in SA

September 15, 2016

Marco Aquino

Iconic Mexican Photographer Graciela Iturbide Comes to Light in ‘A Lens to See’

Taken together, the work in “A Lens to See” is an artist’s interpretation of life, tragedy, and the beauty found within, but most importantly, it’s among the finest contributions to contemporary art by a living artist. “She’s a world­class artist,” Ruiz­Healy said. “To have her show in this city is a great privilege.”

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San Antonio Current

September 7, 2016

Marco Aquino

Ruiz-Healy Art to Welcome Acclaimed Mexican Photographer Graciela Iturbide

Four young “cholas” looking tough in East Los Angeles. A fearless woman in Juchitán, Mexico wearing several live iguanas on her head. An indigenous woman forging her way through the Sonora Desert with her long hair owing behind her and a boom box in hand.

These are all powerful images captured by Graciela Iturbide, one of the most acclaimed photographers in the world and one of the most proli c Mexican photographers alive today.

From Thursday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Oct. 15, the Ruiz-Healy Art gallery will feature Graciela Iturbide: A Lens to See, a solo exhibition of Iturbide’s work. The show is in conjunction with FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival and features works from the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University.

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Rivard Report

September 7, 2016

Alexandra Alvarez

Six Fotoseptiembre USA shows you have to see

Ruiz-Healy Art was selected as one of the top six Fotoseptiembre USA exhibitions to see. With more than 30 events, Graciela Iturbide: A Lens to See is an exhibition you don’t want to miss.

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My San Antonio

August 31, 2016

Elda Silva

Fall arts season fully loaded

Ruiz-Healy Art was selected by Express-News arts and entertainment writers as one of the season’s “best bets.”

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San Antonio Express-News

August 25, 2016

Dreamers and Realists at Ruiz-Healy Art

This exhibition is a place where dreams and real life co-exist. The viewer is allowed to meditate and question modes of perception and states of consciousness. Experience it for yourself and think about the ways in which you are both a dreamer and a realist.

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Rivard Report

August 23, 2016

Alexandra Alvarez

A Surreal Thread Connecting ‘Dreamers and Realists’

“These artists are both dreamers and realists. The globalization of art means artists are being asked to respond to a broader view of the world and to not be so introspective and dreamy,” Amado said. I’ve always been fascinated by how surrealism can give extraordinary meaning to ordinary things. The works in this show are imbued with meaning that is relative to our existence in contemporary times, but maybe not in the way peole usually think.”

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San Antonio Current

August 3, 2016

Dan R. Goddard

Dreamers and Realists: Group exhibition opens at Ruiz-Healy Art

Ruiz-Healy art is presenting Dreamers and Realists, a group exhibition featuring Jesse Amado, Andrés Ferrandis, Cisco Jímenez, Nicole Franchy, and guest artists Kaela Puente and Alejandro Augustine Padilla, curated by Jesse Amado.

Amado is known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal. Well respected for his artistic practice and situated within the main stable of Ruiz-Healy Art’s roster, Dreamers and Realists situates Amado in a new role at RHA as guest curator expanding on his mediums to encompass the dialogue that curating conjures for the audience.

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Art Daily

June 28, 2016

Dreamers and Realists

Artist/curator Jesse Amado describes the six members of Dreamers and Realists as “artists who approach reality as dreamers,” but is quick to point out that, “they are dreamers and realists, not either/or.” Thus, the work in this group show…falls somewhere in the realm of magical realism, wherein skepticism is withheld and all that can be observed exists on one endless plane. Exploring questions of relativity, the exhibition unveiling features a special performance by Daniela Riojas.

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San Antonio Current

June 22, 2016

Alejandro Augustine Padilla: Flirting with the Macabre

In the current exhibition at Ruiz-Healy Art, viewers will see the latest development of Padilla’s oeuvre, a series of small-scale found-object sculptures that use a ghoulish vernacular to muse on the meaning of life with a sardonic sense of humor.

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Rivard Report

June 20, 2016

David S. Rubin

Straight from San Antonio: Ruiz-Healy Art collaborates to present exhibition in Mexico City

Patricia Ruiz-Healy doesn’t want San Antonians to be the only ones enjoying locally-made art. So when the opportunity to partner with Galería Karen Huber in Mexico City—a place Ruiz-Healy describes as the New York City of Mexico—the gallery owner was all in. She teamed up with curator Octavio Avendaño Trujilo to organize exhibitions in both cities. San Antonio’s exhibition, called Straight From Mexico City, closed April 23 and featured four artists from Mexico. Mexico City’s exhibition, Straight from San Antonio, opens Thursday, June 9.

“It’s really a wonderful opportunity for other places to get to know the gallery artists from San Antonio,” she said. “Art is a very global market.”

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San Antonio Magazine

June 9, 2016

Kathleen Petty

Abstracción de los texanos, en México

Este jueves abre al público la exposición “Straight from San Antonio” en la galería Karen Huber, que con esta exhibición estrena su nueva sede en la antigua Casa Azul en la Colonia Hipódromo Condesa.

Como parte de un programa de intercambios internacionales, la galería Karen Huber trabaja en esta muestra con Ruiz-Healy Art, de San Antonio, Texas (Estados Unidos).

En “Straight from San Antonio”, curada por Octavio Avendaño, participan artistas de la galería estadounidense: Jesse Amado, Cecilia Biagini, Nate Cassie, Constance Lowe y Ethel Shipton. Ellos han explorado en la abstracción las implicaciones sustantivas del mundo contemporáneo.

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El Universal

June 6, 2016

‘Straight from San Antonio’ to Open in Mexico City

Ruiz-Healy Art announces “Straight from San Antonio,” a collaborative exhibition, will open at Galería Karen Huber in Mexico City on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The exhibit will feature five artists on the Ruiz-Healy Art roster including: Cecilia Biagini, Jesse Amado, Nate Cassie, Ethel Shipton, and Constance Lowe. This exhibit is a continuation of the partnership formed with Galería Karen Huber for the exhibition held at Ruiz-Healy Art in March, “Straight from Mexico City,” which featured four artists from Karen Huber’s gallery. Also organized by curator Octavio Avendaño Trujillo, Straight from San Antonio maintains the quest to question the cultural context of our time with a critical construction of identity set forth in a pictorial and sculptural practice

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Get Creative San Antonio

May 13, 2016

Ruiz-Healy Art spotlights work by noted Mexican surrealist

His work is in the collection of more than 50 international museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art. There has been renewed interest in Friedeberg’s work in recent years, thanks in part to a retrospective at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in 2009. Friedeberg’s work continues to influence younger artists, said gallerist Patricia Ruiz-Healy.

“He (was) a multidisciplinary artist before it was a trend,” she said. “And by that I mean he has been involved in architecture, with theater design, with ballet design, besides being a visual artist.”

“Praise of Folly” reflects the eclecticism of his career with a mix of works that includes handwoven textiles, paintings, sculptures and prints.

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San Antonio Express News

May 6, 2016

Elda Silva

Glasstire Top 5: April 28, 2016

An exhibition of mixed media works by inernationally acclaimed artist Pedro Friedeberg. Praise of Folly features a diverse range of works including sculptures and prints.

Full video HERE

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Glasstire Visual Art Online

April 28, 2016

Top Ten Things to Do this Week: Praise of Folly

In an art world riddled with esoteric concepts and highbrow commentary, a keen sense of humor is always a welcome breath of fresh air. A champion of this rare balance between wit and artistic prowess, octogenarian artist Pedro Friedeberg boasts a long and impressive exhibition history…”Praise of Folly,” Ruiz-Healy Art brings the “master illusionist” and his wideranging works to light in a solo show and companion catalog featuring an essay by Dan Cameron.

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San Antonio Current

April 27, 2016

Ruiz-Healy Art exhibitis works by one of the master illusionists of late 20th century art, Pedro Friedeberg

Ruiz-Healy Art presents Pedro Friedeberg: Praise of Folly, opening April 27th with an artist reception from 6- 8 pm. The exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of Pedro Friedeberg’s art across a fairly broad range of media including: hand woven carpets, paintinpaintings, his iconic handchairs,fantastical sculptures and prints. A catalogue will be available with an essay by Dan Cameron.

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Art Daily

April 27, 2016

Exhibition at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio questions the cultural context of our time

Straight from Mexico City questions the cultural context of our time and the history of painting itself with a critical construction of identity set forth in a pictorial practice. Organized by guest curator Octavio Avendaño Trujillo, guest artist’s Eugenia Martínez, Kanako Namura, Manuel Solano, and Rafael Uriegas are selected from Galería Karen Huber’s roster. In June of this year, four artists from the RHA roster will be included in an exhibition at Galería Karen Huber in Mexico City as part of this exchange: Nate Cassie, Constance Lowe, Cecilia Biagini, and Jesse Amado.

Art Daily

March 29, 2016

Top Ten Things to do this Week: Straight from Mexico City

Having previously delivered diverse exhibitions shipped “Straight from Berlin” and “Straight from Spain,” Olmos Park’s Ruiz-Healy Art engages in an artistic exchange with Galería Karen Huber for “Straight from Mexico City.” Organized by curator and critic Octavio Avendaño Trujillo, the group show brings together artists Eugenia Martínez (Mexico), Kanako Namura (Japan), Manuel Solano (Mexico) and Rafael Uriegas (Spain) to collectively question “the cultural context of our time and the history of painting itself with a critical construction of identity set forth in a pictorial practice.” As part of the exchange, Galería Karen Huber will exhibit works by four artists from RuizHealy’s stellar roster (Nate Cassie, Constance Lowe, Cecilia Biagini and Jesse Amado) in June.

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San Antonio Current

March 26, 2016

Glasstire Top 5: March 24, 2016

An exhibition by artists Eugenia Martinez, Kanako Namura, Manuel Solano, and Rafael Uriegas. Each artist has a unique relationship to Mexico City that impacts their practice.

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Glasstire Visual Art Online

March 24, 2016

Galerias de Texas y CDMX intercambian artistas

Ciudad de México. Las galerías Ruiz-Healy Art, de San Antonio, Texas, y Karen Huber, de la Ciudad de México, han emprendido un intercambio de sus artistas. El espacio texano inaugura el jueves 24 de marzo la exposición Straight from Mexico, con obra de Manuel Solano, Rafael Uriegas, Eugenia Martínez y Kanako Namura. Para el mes de junio su contraparte mexicano exhibirá obra de Nate Cassie, Constance Lowe, Cecilia Biagini y Jesse Amado.

Curada por Octavio Avedaño Trujillo, Straight from Mexico plantea algunas de las problemáticas abordadas en la práctica pictórica en el contexto cultural de nuestro tiempo: la construcción crítica de la identidad a partir de la subjetividad, la forma y la historia misma de la pintura.

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La Journada

March 23, 2016

Merry MacMasters

At a Generally Flat Art on Paper Fair, Some Cutting Works

Paper is one of the oldest media, so it’s hard to make it as new and exciting as, say, a diner full of sculptural gourmands. Many of the 65 participating galleries are showing safe, decorative, and trendy work. There are some hidden gems here, though: a Mickalene Thomas collage of a woman posing, odalisque-like, on a patterned couch (“You’re Gonna Give Me the Love I Need,” in the Van Deb Editions booth); Six Snapshots of Julie, a series of woodcuts by Grayson Perry on display in the Manifold Editions booth that chronicles the life of fictional Essex everywoman Julie Cope, who evolves from girl in barrettes to biker chick to world-traveling divorcee; and fantastic surrealist paintings by Pedro Friedeberg (Lisa Frank fans in the Lower East Side Girls Club might like his star-spangled neon horses) in Ruiz-Healy Gallery’s booth.

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Hyperallergic

March 4, 2016

Carey Dunne

5 Must-See Booths at Art on Paper

Art on Paper 2016 opened last night to a record attendance of over 4,500 collectors, curators, museum directors, and art lovers, ushering in the fair’s much anticipated second edition with entertainment, drinks, food and an eye-popping installation by Li Hongbo presented by Klein Sun Gallery (above). Check out our list of must-see booths.

Ruiz-Healy Art, Booth 609
Pedro Friedeberg, La policía organizada, 2016

The mother-daughter duo behind Ruiz-Healy art is enough reason to check out this booth. Ruiz-Healy Art represents an international roster of artists and places emphasis on a Latin American, borderland, and Texas discourse.

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Art Zealous

March 4, 2016

Julie Speed’s Engaging Puzzles for Inquisitive Eyes

A feast for inquisitive eyes, Speed’s exhibition at Ruiz-Healy Art features both representational and abstract imagery, much of which is delightfully overloaded with painstakingly crafted details. An avowed advocate of the philosophy that art is as much for the viewer as it is for the artist, Speed is of the school of artists who revel in open-ended content.

Years ago, believing that her own interpretation is only one of many possibilities for understanding what we see in her artwork, she coined the term “parareality” to refer to each alternative potential meaning, with the idea that no single explanation is any more valid than another.

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Rivard Report

February 27, 2016

David S. Rubin

Review: Julie Speed at Ruiz-Healy Art

Speed’s paintings possess the delicate flair of miniaturist paintings and illuminated manuscripts from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The medium for these historic artworks is gouache, an opaque watercolor, and this is also Speed’s medium of choice, which strengthens the similarity of her work to their historical precedents.

Six hundred years ago, the paintings’ narratives involved biblical references, or subjects generated by the patrons who commissioned them. Today, Speed’s zany, mysterious narratives act like like creative prompts, stirring viewers’ imaginations.

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Art Confessions

February 23, 2016

Wendy Atwell

Pasion por el arte

Patricia Ruiz-Healy es una mujer orgullosamente mexicana, una galerista que rompe los marcos tradicionales de galerias y le gusta tomar riesgos, pero mas que todo transmite su pasion por el arte. A traves de su galeria, Ruiz-Healy Art en San Antonio, Texas, lleva a cabo su mision: dar a conocer y que se tome conciencia del arte contemporaneo emergente a traves de Texas.

Patricia Ruiz-Healy is a proud Mexican woman, a gallerist that breaks the frameworks of traditional galleries and likes to take risks, but most of all conveys her passion for art. Through her gallery, Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio, Texas, she carries out her mission: to make known and be aware of emerging contemporary art in Texas.

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Mujer Magazine

December 10, 2015

Lilia Davis

A Joy and a Responsibility: Ruiz-Healy Art Helps San Antonio Connect to the International Art Scene

“My first significant aesthetic experience happened in London,” says the San Antonio gallerist and art dealer. “I was on scholarship and lived with a nice family. As I started going to museums, I absolutely fell in love with art. Since I had always loved history, after my year in England I returned home to Mexico and became a student of art history.”

Today, her Ruiz-Healy Art is a highly respected dealership and exhibition space that specializes in postwar and contemporary art in a variety of media,from painting and sculpture to photography and works on paper.

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San Antonio Woman Magazine

November 16, 2015

Jasmina Wellinghoff

The A + C Top Ten: December

SAN ANTONIO—If abstraction began as a rejection of representation in favor of a focus on pure form, we’ve come a long way since its philosophical inception; today abstraction is far more charged, both conceptually and politically. Curator Octavio Avendaño Trujillo explores that idea in Why is the Sky Blue? A group show on view at Ruiz-Healy Art through Feb. 13. Featuring the work of twelve artists from the United States, Mexico and Argentina, Why is the Sky Blue? features work which although abstract in nature, is translatable, challenging the viewer in numerous ways, from “the poetic to the political.”

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The A + C Texas

December 2, 2015

Jennifer Smart

From Under $1,000 to Over $1 Million, the 16 Best Buys at IFPDA

Cisco Jimenez, Bloque geologico | Ruiz-Healy Art Booth 210

Mexican artist Jimenez mixes cultural references from past and present to come up with his witty subject matter. The old accounting forms on which he’s printed this series provide a strangely appealing and nostalgic background for the subject matter-a topographical landscape cross-section engulfing a boom box, like it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Artsy

November 6, 2015

Meredith Mendelsohn

Art Destination: Why San Antonio Deserves More Attention

San Antonio has a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming art scene that gets together in ever-fluxing arts initiatives and established spaces. In this city-the seventh largest in the United States-the scene is unpretentious, very relaxed, and largely community-based.

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Art Slant

October 2015

Claudia Arozqueta

41 things to know about this weekend in San Antonio

A self-taught painter associated with the Neo-Mexicanidad movement, Ismael Vargas fills canvases with images of undulating textiles and objects from Mexican pop culture such as masks, painted skulls and sombreros. “Echoes of Mexico,” a solo exhibit of his work, is on display at Ruiz-Healy Art. A catalog with an essay by author John Phillip Santos is available.

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San Antonio Express-News

October 15, 2015

Compiled by Robert Johnson, Written by Elda Silva

Cecilia Paredes: The Wandering Flight at Ruiz-Healy Art

The San Antonio gallery Ruiz-Healy Art jumped into the fray of the 21st Annual Fotoseptiembre USA photography festival with the exhibition Cecilia Paredes: The Wandering Flight. Openings at Ruiz-Healy tend toward good conversation with art aficionados and professionals. Paredes is known for her “photo performances,” incorporating herself into the photographs by blending into the surrounding environment. The immersion is so painstaking that it’s difficult to discern where she ends and the background begins. She says, “I think that in these works, aesthetics bind with the anthropologic in order to register fragments of personal and social memory.”

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Glasstire Visual Art Online

September 15, 2015

Page Graham and Tami Kegley

What To See? Where To Go? Our Fotoseptiembre Picks

Internationally renowned artist Cecilia Paredes is konwn for blending in. Using paint and fabric to carefully camouflage her body against wallpaper backdrops, her “photo performances” make the viewer question where identity ends and environment begins. In “The Wandering Flight,” Paredes’ photographs tell the tale of a dream of flying; yet, as in her work before, her character’s body fades into the surroundings, inhabiting “a perfect symbiotic realm.”

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San Antonio Current

September 2, 2015

Murphi Cook and James Courtney

Stunning Camouflage Artist Turns The Human Body Into A Canvas

Our bodies are permeable shields, protecting our glorious, gushy insides from harm’s way. They act as the barrier between our guts and veins and blood and the many wonders of the external world. Of course, get a little creative with your paint set, and this seemingly fixed blockade becomes far more muddled.

Take performance artist and photographer Cecilia Paredes, for example. The Peruvian artist — now based part time in Philadelphia — weaves herself into the fabric of her surroundings using paintstaking repetition and attention to detail.

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The Huffington Post Arts & Culture

September 1, 2015

Prescilla Frank

Jesse Amado Presents Art As Placebo In ’30 Day Rx’

Jesse Amado considers his “30 Day Rx” a placebo, a placating reponse to a friend’s struggle to decide whether or not to take antidepressants. Cut out of felt and hung on the wall or placed on the floor like a rug, Amado’s newest work, on view through June 6 at Ruiz-Healy Art, is in brigh pop colors — baby blue, candy pink, lime green, tangy orange and goofy grape — and almost guaranteed to lift your mood.

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San Antonio Current

May 20, 2015

Dan R. Goddard

Solo exhibition of new works by Jesse Amado on view at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio

Known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal, Amado’s practice occupies the liminal space that hovers between life and art. The works in 30 Day Rx are informed by Amado’s recent personal experience with illness and prescription drugs.  Focusing on the gamut of ways that pharmaceuticals inflect our daily lives, Amado reveals the beauty, power, and consequences of living in bodies consisting of and charged with, chemicals.

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ArtDaily

May 6, 2015

Art is the drug for S.A.’s Jesse Amado

Artist Jesse Amado went to see his dentist with what he thought was a toothache.  It turned out to be Stage 4 oral cavity cancer.  At the time, he was working on “Days,” an installation composed of thousands of suspended glass teardrops commemorating the life of Linda Pace.  The influential arts patron and artist had died more than two years before from a different form of cancer.

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San Antonio Express-News

May 5, 2015

Elda Silva

Prescription Drugs Drive Jesse Amado’s New Work

Jesse Amado, one of San Antonio’s most accomplished artists, opened a new exhibition of recent works, “30 Day Rx,” at Ruiz-Healy Art on Thursday. The work in “30 Day Rx” draws from the gamut of consequences and effects on the body that come from the use of prescription drugs.

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Rivard Report

May 1, 2015

Marco Aquino

Jesse Amado: “30 Day Rx”

Enigmatic, unpredictable and accomplished are but a few of the words that come to mind when considering Jesse Amado, a San Antonio artist who’s represented in collections stretching from the McNay to the Smithsonian.  A former firefighter, Amado’s been known to turn everything from dangling crystals to yards of fringe into conceptual works exploring themes of seduction, beauty and romance.

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San Antonio Current

More Than Words features Ramirez, Diaz

Text-based art is not new.  As a practice, it has roots in various art movements of the 20th century and continues to evolve.  The exhibition More than Words showcases the work of nine different artists, each with a unique perspective, who have incorporated text into their work through out their careers.  The works of Chuck Ramirez and Alejandro Diaz, two of San Antonio’s most recognized gay artists, are included.

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Out in SA

April 3, 2015

Marco Aquino

Text-based art at Ruiz-Healy

From Rene Magritte’s image of a pipe, Ceci n’est pas une pipe, to Jenny Holzer’s cryptic digital displays, text in art can be used to question the validity of art, trigger an emotion, conjure a memory, make social commentary, give instruction, or function as graphic design.  However, text bears the burden of centuries of language and literature, often weighing down our passive consumption of visual delights with its insistent references to religion, history, philosophy, and psychology.

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Arts + Culture Texas

March 25, 2015

Dan Goddard

The A + C Top Ten

Text-based art tends to conflate and disrupt two different, but enjoyable activities–looking and reading.  What to do when you’re forced to do both at the same time? Ruiz-Healy Art’s More Than Words tackles the dilemma with a significant selection of text-based art from nine San Antonio and Latin American artists, who add an additional level of contemplation by using a combination of Spanish and English language in their work.

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Arts + Culture Texas

March 31, 2015

Jennifer Smart

Contemporary Art Month: 30 Years Later

CAM started in 1986 by Jeffrey Moore, who was the director of the Southwest School of Arts & Crafts

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Rivard Report

March 4, 2015

Tami Kegley

More than Words: Text-Based Artworks

From snippets of newsprint in works by Picasso, Braque and Gris to Robert Indiana’s and Jasper Johns’ embrace of signage and type fonts as sources of their signature gestures, text-based art was a recurring hallmark of modern art, and a fleet vehicle to ride the passage into Pop art and beyond.

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Wall Street International 

March 6, 2015

5 Shows to See During CAM’s First Weekend

Not a visual tribute to Extreme’s cheesy ’90s rock ballad “More Than Words,” Ruiz Healy Art’s CAM offering takes an intriguing look at textbased works created by nine artists from Texas, Mexico and Spain.

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San Antonio Current 

March 6, 2015

Bryan Rindfuss and Sarah Fisch

Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney Interviews Constance Lowe

Constance Lowe is a visual artist and University of Texas at San Antonio professor that has been a fixture on the San Antonio art scene since she moved here from Minneapolis in 1991. She is a very serious artist. I had to really be on my game with my questions. Her answers were long, in depth, and given only after deliberation. She is currently showing highly textural geometric collages in a beautiful show titled “Air to Ground,” at Ruiz-Healy Art through February 28.

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San Antonio Current 

February 25, 2015

Gary Sweeney

10 Events This Week

While some of us lived vicariously through last week’s reports from the party-packed Miami Beach edition of the storied Swiss art fair Art Basel….local gallerist Patricia Ruiz-Healy represented San Antonio live from the Sunshine State.

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San Antonio Current 

December 9, 2014

Bryan Rindfuss

5 Visual Art Shows to see this December

December is typically the season of group shows, and this year is no exception. It’s a slow month for galleries so it’s a great time to pull out your stock of art and artists and at least show it off for those who don’t completely tune out during the holidays. If you happen to be in San Antonio this month, we’d recommend you stop by Ruiz Healy, SA’s flagship for contemporary Latin American and Texas art.

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Arts + Culture Texas 

December 3, 2014

Jennifer Smart

Work by UTSA’s Ricky Armendariz is on display at Ruiz-Healy Art

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UTSA TODAY

November 25, 2014

Artist Spotlight Ricky Armendariz: In the Belly of the Beast

Like much of life along the U.S.-Mexico border, art is often defined by the unique blending of two cultures–the Spanglish that peppers everyday conversation, the customs that have survived generations, and the imagery that evokes powerful emotions.

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The City Magazine El Paso

December 2014

Natalie Eckberg

New Digs, New Collaborations Change Things Up for Ruiz-Healy Art

It has been a busy year for Patricia Ruiz-Healy, who made the leap last fall from showing art in a house by appointment only to an East Olmos Drive gallery, only to move next door in the spring. Devon Britt-Darby caught up with Ruiz-Healy to talk about how her program has evolved along with the gallery’s physical parameters.

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Arts + Culture 

May 3, 2014

Devon Britt-Darby

Straight from Berlin: Paintings and works on paper by Uwe Kowski and Jörg Herold at Ruiz-Healy Art

Ruiz-Healy Art, in collaboration with Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig / Berlin, presents Straight from Berlin: Paintings and Works on Paper by Uwe Kowski and Jörg Herold.  Uwe Kowski and Jörg Herold are acclaimed as members of the New Leipzig School, a group of artists identified with Neo Rauch who were born in thenEast Germany and trained at the traditionallyinclined Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst Leipzig (Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts). Recognized and championed by galerist Gerd Harry Lybke of Galerie EIGEN + ART, Kowski and Herold have achieved international recognition for their use of highlytuned skills to express questions of value and direction in a time of indecision, loss, and anomie. This collaborative exhibition at RuizHealy Art offers American viewers a rare opportunity to see their newest work: Straight from Berlin.

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ArtDaily

Andrés Ferrandis: “Numinos”

Varied in their materials, the new collage works also introduce another hybridity: elements are echoed in the compositions that bridge Ferrandis’ painting history with his design practice in furniture and architecture. Neobaroque flourishes, a bold but highly controlled palette, and pop art tactics of appropriation are also present. Seeing the pieces in person one is reminded of another era. Ferrandis’ collages are true descendants of the pioneering works by Kurt Schwitters a century ago. This is not just image-play within the picture plane; a tumultuous array of paper lifts above the embracing background in rich bas-relief. One is overwhelmed by the sculptural materiality of the works. So, are these images or objects? The tension between the threedimensional world and our reception of it through sight is a recurring question throughout this series. That the text snippets reference, among others, the existentialist concerns of Søren Kierkegaard is not an accident.

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Wall Street International

April 4, 2014

Numinous: exhibition of new works by Andrés Ferrandis opens at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio

Ruiz-Healy Art presents Numinous, featuring new works by Andrés Ferrandis. The exhibition will open on February 27, with an artist’s reception 6-8 pm. Ferrandis is known for his evocative abstract paintings redolent with the traces of perception, what the artist calls “footprints left behind.” His new constructions of collage on paper utilize photography, fragments of text, and cut-paper organic and geometric forms that seem to drift and swirl through landscapes of memory.

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Art Daily

April 4, 2014

‘Straight from Berlin

Berlin is one of the hottest art scenes on the planet. For the first exhibition in its newly expanded space — the gallery has doubled in size — Ruiz-Healy Art presents “Straight from Berlin: Paintings and Works on Paper by Uwe Kowski and Jörg Herold.” It’s an opportunity for San Antonio art aficionados to see works by two prominent German artists, born in what was East Germany and associated with the New Leipzig School. Kowski and Herold are represented in many international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Deutsche Bank Collection.

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San Antonio Express-News

March 26, 2014

Steve Bennett

Ferrandis’ collages a hybrid of forms, materials and impulses

In a crisp Spanish accent, Andrés Ferrandis talks animatedly about hybrids, and it is the Valenciaborn artist’s crossbreeding of photography and painting, handmade and digitally generated, representational and abstract images, organic and geometric shapes, that transforms his collages into a form of visual jazz.

There is music in new works such as “Transparente” and “Agua Rara,” with their warm natural tones overlaid with slashing circles of bright color grommeted onto the layered surface, more muted shapes resembling jigsaw puzzle pieces underneath, along with text, mainly from newspaper clippings.

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San Antonio Express-News/My SA

March 14, 2014

Steve Bennett

Ruiz-Healy Takes Big Steps toward Becoming Olmos Park’s ‘It’ Gallery

In evocative collages and digital prints, Spanishborn artist Andrés Ferrandis, a Miami resident since 2002, explores intuition, perception and memory. But, more concretely next door to this exhibit, workmen are busy transforming the former Bistro Bakery into what promises to be a destination gallery for Olmos Park. After years of appointmentonly shows in the living room of a home in this upscale neighborhood, Patricia RuizHealy is creating a firstclass showplace for modern and contemporary works by Latin American and San Antonio artists.

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San Antonio Current

March 11, 2014

Dan R. Goddard

Andrés Ferrandis: “Numinos” at Ruiz-Healy Art

This collection of collage on paper is very pristine and lush all at once. At first glance, the work seems very tight and graphic, and it is. But the more you immerse yourself in the works, the varied textures of the materials mployed blend and smudge in the mind’s eye. Felt, plastics, newsprint, painted and cut papers, printed photography on paper (some his own, some appropriated), all are mechanically joined with tiny, brightly colored rivets. As Ruiz-Healy puts it, “…organic and geometric forms seem to drift and swirl through landscapes of memory.”

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Art Blog San Antonio

March 1, 2014

Tami Kegley

10 Things You Have to do This Weekend

After nearly a decade of operating on an appointment-only basis, Ruiz-Healy Art opened a public location last year and recently tripled its space by relocating to the triangular Olmos Park landmark that hosted Bistro Bakery. On Thursday, the gallery—which specializes in modern and contemporary works by Latin American and “Texas-connected” artists—kicks off its spring season by unveiling the new digs along with an exhibition showcasing Spanish artist Andrés Ferrandis. Titled “Numinous” (an adjective Merriam-Webster defines as “having a mysterious, holy or spiritual quality”), the solo show focuses on Ferrandis’ shift from abstract painting to collage-based constructions incorporating photography, references to existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and “cut-paper organic and geometric forms that seem to drift and swirl through landscapes of memory.”

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The San Antonio Current

February 27, 2014

Bryan Rindfuss