Chuck Ramirez at Dina Mitrani Gallery: Miami

November 12, 2011 - January 20, 2012

Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present Chuck Ramirez (1962 – 2010): Minimally Baroque, an exhibition curated in collaboration with Ruiz-Healy Art from San Antonio Texas. Chuck Ramirez, who tragically died one year ago, was an artist and designer who lived and worked in San Antonio, Texas. His large-scale photographic portraits and installations of ordinary objects are humorous, yet poignant metaphors for the transient nature of consumer culture and the frailty of life.

Gallery owner Dina Mitrani met Ramirez at an opening for her husband’s artwork at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio. During the course of the evening, they talked enthusiastically about his photography and the possibility of exhibiting in Miami. Two days later, the artist had a biking accident and passed away. This exhibition is an homage to his memory, and an effort by both Patricia Ruiz-Healy and Dina Mitrani to bring his life’s work to a larger audience.