Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Michael Menchaca. The exhibition “Vignettes from San Antonio” opens to the public Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00 -8:00 pm and will be on view through May 12, 2018.
Michael Menchaca earned his MFA from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 with a concentration in printmaking. A San Antonio native, Menchaca is known to juxtapose images from popular culture with Mesoamerican iconography. Vignettes from San Antonio is a new series of work that is inspired by the artist's hometown. Large collage works speak to the cultural landscape of San Antonio and are made to correspond with the city’s celebration of it's tricentennial anniversary. Highlighting such iconic San Antonio scenes as Easter weekend at Brackenridge Park, the campus at San Antonio College, and the Battle of Flowers Parade, Menchaca expands his personal codex to include San Antonio specific iconography.
This series finds inspiration in the narrative works of Faith Ringgold and Carmen Lomas Garza. Menchaca creates original designs and motifs to explore personal memories with place. In his signature style, his works play with both repetition and scale with overlapping figures, patterns, and multiple windows of storyline and fable. Menchaca harks back to a long tradition of visual storytelling spanning many centuries and across many cultures.
The artwork of Michael Menchaca can be found in the collections of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, and Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS.
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. To request high-resolution images and more information, please contact [email protected]
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Michael Menchaca: Vignettes from San Antonio will be on view through May 12, 2018