Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to announce the gallery's third year of participation in the prestigious IFPDA Print Fair at the new location at the River Pavilion in the Javits Center. RHA represents an international roster of artists and places emphasis on a Latin American, borderland, and Texas discourse. This year, RHA will focus on eight printmakers from the gallery's stable of artists including: Jesse Amado, Richard Armendariz, Nate Cassie, Pedro Friedeberg, Michael Menchaca, Ethel Shipton, Francisco Toledo and Alfredo Zalce. A special VIP preview will be held on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30 -9:00 PM. And general admission viewing Thursday, October 26 to Saturday October 28, 2017, Noon - 8:00 PM and Sunday, October 29, Noon -6:00 PM.
Ruiz-Healy Art, located at booth 500, will host two separate Meet & Greets to socialize and learn more about the work directly from the artists. Richard Armendariz will be present Friday, October 27 from 2:00 -3:00 pm, and Michael Menchaca will be present Saturday, October 28 from 1:00-2:00 pm.
RHA's booth will have a number of fine selections by masters including one of Mexico's most respected artists, Francisco Toledo. Working in an erotic, scatological, humorous, and mythical vein, Toledo's etchings feature anthropomorphic creatures. Meanwhile, serigraphs and etchings by Pedro Friedeberg, another internationally renowned artist from Mexico, include both real and fantastical animals into architectural labyrinths. Featured etchings by Alfredo Zalce include voluminous-humanizing figures, and landscapes echoing his connections to his contemporary, the great muralist Diego Rivera.
The Texas-based artists showcased also include sensibilities that follow in the traditions of the Mexican Masters. Richard Armendariz incorporates imagery of animals with a southwest style and a similar zest for visual fables and dark humor into his woodcut reliefs. Michael Menchaca creates a unique video game aesthetic in his screen prints that employ an image-based vocabulary from Mesoamerica juxtaposed with current affairs. Nate Cassie and Ethel Shipton have formal practices with abstract approaches. Cassie's woodblock
prints explore ideas from the Fibonacci sequence, a pattern often found in natural elements such as the number of petals on a flower. Fantastic and expressive color blocks are unveiled from the artist's investigation of Texas flora. Shipton's new works are made from a stencil process during her residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. Constructed with simple and playful contour lines, Shipton continues her theoretical study of time. Jesse Amado is known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal. Amado utilizes forms, images, felt and fashions with an existentialist’s reverence for the authentic human experience. His featured prints echo his work from his best-known Tablet series, with trompe-l’oeil “felt tablet” prints produced by Hare & Hound Press.
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 three 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 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. RHA in NYC is by appointment only. In order 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@example.com or call the number above.
Richard Armendariz Wish You Were Here Woodblock Print 48 x 27"