Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, is pleased to present an exciting and fresh take exploring the color blue. Curated by Ruiz-Healy Art’s Senior Gallery Assistant, Casie Lomeli, in Blue is Not a Color eight artists explore the nuances of the color blue.
Monochrome works will be on display within a diverse array of mediums including prints, painting, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media installations delving into the survey of a single hue.
Artists included from Ruiz-Healy Art’s roster of artists are Jesse Amado,who has long highlighted hisadmiration in his practiceforthe intense ultramarine pigment first mixed by Yves Klein—International Klein Blue. Richard Armendariz connects to the celestial for his appropriation of the hue. Cecilia Biagini infuses the color into her dynamic balance oflinear but fluid patterns within her monotypes. And the signature-style photo-performances that meditate on ideas of origins, camouflage, transformation, and the body are included by Cecilia Paredes in blue.
The exciting juxtaposition of emerging guest artists include Cade Bradshaw, an artist incorporating biology and more specifically herpetology (the blue underbelly of lizards) into his color studies.Jennifer Ling Datchukexplores her Asian heritage and specificallyconnects toChinese blue-and-white porcelain traditions.Deliasofia Zacariasemploys Mexican tile traditions inspired from Azul Añil, the shade of blue from Frida Kahlo’s house. And Andrea Reyespushes pigment to new textual dimensions.