Circle as an Art Theme Ruiz-Healy Art Booth #128
IFPDA Fine Print Fair
On View October 25-28, 2018
IFPDA Fine Print Fair, River Pavilion at the Javits Center 11 Avenue at 35th Street, NY, NY 10001
Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to announce the gallery's fourth consecutive year of participating in the prestigious IFPDA, International Fine Print Dealers Association, taking place at the River Pavilion at the Javits Center. Richard Armendariz, Margarita Cabrera, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Pedro Friedeberg, Kelly O'Connor, and Michael Menchaca.
A VIP preview, by invitation, will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. The fair will open to the public from Thursday, October 25 to Saturday, October 27, 2017, Noon - 8:00 PM and Sunday, October 28, Noon - 6:00 PM.
A number of works showcased this year present the recurring theme of the circle. Historically in art, the shape of a circle has metaphorical ties to concepts such as the cosmos, the cycle of life, infinity and renewal.
New woodcuts by Richard Armendariz, recently created while in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, focus on the folklore of the moon and the rabbit, as seen in Do we see the same moon.
The circle is also a dominant form found in Es Imposible Tapar El Sol Con Un Dedo/It is impossible to Cover the sun with one finger by Margarita Cabrera, a digital print on Somerset paper that incorporates cloth taken from border patrol uniforms. Cabrera includes the politically connected material conjuring an old saying which means you can pretend something is not there if you try not to see it, but nothing has changed—it is still there.
Teotihuacanización de Mesopotamia, a work by the master of fantastic surrealism, Pedro Friedeberg, is another print highlighted at the Ruiz-Healy Art booth which centers on the use of the circle for creation, perfection, and timelessness.
About the IFPDA
The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is a non-profit organization of leading art dealers and galleries with expertise in the field of fine prints. Members are committed to the highest standards of quality, ethics, and connoisseurship, and to promoting a greater appreciation of fine prints among collectors and the public. Members are selected only after a rigorous application process; the dealers must exhibit a high level of expertise, adhere to a strict code of conduct with professional integrity, be invited by another
member dealer, and will not even be considered unless established in business for at least five years. Ruiz-Healy Art is one of only two such member dealers in the state of Texas and the only member in the city of San Antonio.
About Ruiz-Healy Art
Founded in 2004, Ruiz-Healy Art specializes in Post-War and contemporary works of art with an emphasis on Latin American, Latinx, and Texas connected artists. The Texas-based gallery is located in the historic Olmos Park District of San Antonio with open hours of Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 -4:00 p.m. and by appointment. Ruiz-Healy Art in NYC is by appointment only. To speak directly to the NYC office, please call 212-570-7873. To request high-resolution images and more information about the RHA exhibition at the IFPDA Print Fair, please contact [email protected] or call the number above.