CHUCK RAMIREZ (1962 – 2010, San Antonio, Texas)
Chuck In Context
Curated by Patricia Ruíz-Healy
201-A East Olmos Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 804-2219 | ruizhealyart.com
Opening reception: Friday, September 15, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 14 – October 14, 2017
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am – 4 pm | And by appointment
(210) 804-2219 | [email protected]
Free and open to the public
Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present Chuck in Context, a special exhibition, which honors the significant survey of Chuck Ramirez's works opening at the McNay Art Museum, Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too. The exhibits will open concurrently with Ruiz-Healy Art's reception held on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
A percentage of the sales from Chuck in Context will benefit Casa Chuck, a residency program for critics, curators, and writers housed in the artist's former residence. This exhibition is also presented in conjunction with FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA, an International Photography Festival.
As the exclusive representative for the estate of Chuck Ramirez, Ruiz-Healy Art is proud to keep the artist's memory and archives preserved for future generations. This exhibition, Chuck in Context, focuses on the texted-based works by Ramirez—including the Words series, which has never been shown in its entirety previously.
In addition to photography, Ramirez had a strong background in graphic design and was also involved with the world of contemporary poetry, painting and music. Ramirez was a poet at heart and became a word designer. For Ramirez, the visual impact of text was an important part of his oeuvre and it represented another outlet to his creative spirit.
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 Latin American and Texas connected artists. To request high-resolution images and more information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at 210-804-2219. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 -4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Chuck in Context will be on view at Ruiz-Healy Art through October 14, 2017.