Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present its first solo-exhibition of Texas-based artist Hills Snyder, Altered States
(Part Four) , an ongoing visual project and written series. The exhibition features 120 drawings, based on
photographs, of his trips in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, California, New
Mexico, Kansas and South Dakota. The exhibition will open to the public with a reception on Wednesday,
November 14, 2018, from 6:00 -8:00 PM. The show is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay written by Neil Fauerso. An artist talk will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
As stated by Snyder the travels follow a line that: “goes through towns selected by the virtue of their names—not because they are odd or funny, but because they are evocative—emotional states, hoped for ideals,
downers, and reckonings.” --- Nowhere, Happy, Bonanza, Lost Springs, Recluse, Keystone, Opportunity, Diamondville, Eden, Eureka, Bummerville, Nothing, Truth or Consequences, Eldorado, Waterloo, are
some of the suggestive town names selected by the artist.
Snyder’s explorations began in May of 2016 as a meditation on subjectivity, autonomy, independence, and
place. Snyder elaborates, “I’ve visited out of the way places in the country, randomly running across found
beauties, overlooked events, discarded things, back roads—anything happening outside the frame of relevance
and other assumptions of importance.” This body of work is part of a series of travelogue stories Snyder continues to write for Glasstire in conjunction with this multi-part exhibition series. All titled Altered States, this is the fourth rendition that contains new work building on the complex sequence. The expanding project will venture out of Texas in 2019.
Hills Snyder is an artist, musician, writer, educator, and curator. He was born in Lubbock, Texas and has
resided in San Antonio since 1992. Snyder’s artworks are found in public collections across the country
including: Ruby City, San Antonio, TX; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming; Microsoft Art Collection,
Redmond, Washington; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio,
TX; Montana Arts Council, Helena, Montana; Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; El Paso
Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; and the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX.
Founded in 2004 and located in the historic Olmos Park District of San Antonio, Ruiz-Healy Art specializes in
contemporary art with an emphasis on Latinx, Latin American and Texas connected artists. To request
high-resolution images and more information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at
[email protected] or 210-804-2219. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 -4:00 p.m. and by