Michael Menchaca: Vignettes from San Antonio I Ruiz-Healy Art

Artist interview by Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ruiz-Healy Art.

ISBN: 978-1388326869

Dimensions: 8x10 in

Pages: 52

Vignettes From San Antonio is an exhibition primarily focused on the artist turn to collage as a method to produce a series of drawings. He wanted to include traditional artworks where his hand was largely present in the works. The artist maintains a practice of constantly sketching on loose sheets of paper throughout his daily life. As Menchaca states, "I am used to producing artworks minimizing any evidence of my hand, as in my printmaking work, and I’m at a point right now where I am feeling a necessity to exhibit new kinds of work with entirely new subject matter. I knew I wanted to make personal work for my inaugural show at Ruiz Healy that did not focus on the divisions currently facing our country, which meant shifting the focus from objective analysis of current events and moving towards subjective, very personal and uncharted territory for me."