Chuck Ramirez: Chuck in Context I Ruiz-Healy Art

Conversation between Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Ph.D. and Ethel Shipton

As the exclusive representative for the estate of Chuck Ramirez, Ruiz-Healy Art is proud to keep the artist's memory and archives preserved for future generations. This exhibition, Chuck in Context, focuses on the research of the Words series by Ramirez. This series has not been shown in its entirety previously. Chuck Ramirez (1962-2010), one of San Antonio’s most beloved artists, was a major force in the San Antonio art community before his untimely death in a 2010 cycling accident. A 2002 Artpace resident, Ramirez’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. As an artist and graphic designer, Ramirez employed the visual and conceptual techniques found in contemporary advertising and package design, isolating and re-contextualizing familiar objects to explore cultural identity, mortality, and consumerism through his photographs and installations.