In a time when the upcoming elections have border policies at the forefront of the agenda, Ruiz-Healy Art has organized an exhibition of contemporary art rooted in the socio-political experience of the U.S/Mexico border and Texas. Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present Perennial Boundaries, an exhibition showcasing the artwork of Margarita Cabrera, César A. 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.
César A. MartínezBato Con Yellow and Black Shirt, 2015Acrylic on muslin44 x 44"
111.8 x 111.8 cm
Margarita CabreraIron Will, 2013Serigraph30 x 22"
76.2 x 55.8 cm
Margarita CabreraSpace in Between: Nopal (Sol Espinoza), 2016Border patrol uniform fabric, copper wire, pvc pipe, foam, thread, and terra cotta pot60 x 68 x 17"
152.4 x 172.7 x 43.1 cm
Fernando AndradeEstudio de un Cuerpo: Cabeza #2, 2016Color pencil on black paper14 x 18"35.5 x 45.7 cm
Michael MenchacaAn Arrangement of Logograms, presumably a sacrificial ornamentation, 2013Screenprint25 x 19"63.5 x 48.2 cm
César A. MartínezTecate Stele, 2014Collage on paper44 x 22"
111.8 x 55.9 cm