The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, June 16, 2019

Dreamers and Realists: Group exhibition opens at Ruiz-Healy Art
Cisco Jimenez, Gremlins. Drawing, collage, 22.4 x 34.25".

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Ruiz-Healy Art is presenting Dreamers and Realists, a group exhibition featuring Jesse Amado, Andrés Ferrandis, Cisco Jímenez, Nicole Franchy, and guest artists Kaela Puente and Alejandro Augustine Padilla curated by Jesse Amado.

Amado is known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal. Well respected for his artistic practice and situated within the main stable of Ruiz-Healy Art’s roster, Dreamers and Realists situates Amado in a new role at RHA as guest curator expanding on his mediums to encompass the dialogue that curating conjures for the audience. Amado, however, does not call it curating, rather he prefers the term "tailoring."

Amado states: "I set out to assemble a group of artists who address reality as a dreamer. The title should read as artists who are both dreamers and realists, and not either / or. The work is tailored to this notion.. it is clear, bright and detailed. It was discovered recently that 1200 planets are's just art but it is something astonishing to look at."

Artists have been curators long before the position existed formally and are perhaps best at understanding arts relationship to the world. Fluent in the creative vernacular, Amado arranges four artists that RHA currently represents with two guest artists for a wonderful juxtaposition of artistic practices.

Andrés Ferrandis is experiencing a stylistic shift. Ferrandis is known for his meticulously crafted collage-based works that are cut with precision and exude imagery based in reality. Recently however, the artist seems to be freeing himself from such confines. Although many works are abstract, they are redolent with the traces of perception. Ferrandis opens pictorial pathways that lead to the personal interpretation of moments, memory, and essence.

Cisco Jímenez was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He attended the Instituto regional de Bellas Artes and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana before moving on to study with Bruce Dorfman and Jose Manuel Springer. He was also one of the first Artpace International Artist-in-Residence in 1995. In this exhibit, collage works collide realities of consumer culture with organic and labyrinth line works.

Nicole Franchy’s artistic practice is based on – and embedded in- the increasing mobility of people, objects and ideas. Using images related to history, memory and travel, she meticulously composes collages and installations that investigate how socialites are shaped by physical and virtual movements on both a global and a local scale. Moving between archival and fictive representations, her work confronts parallel realities and explores the luminal space of boundaries and frontiers. As such, it projects associative landscape and dream-like panoramas that propose a new geography.

Kaela Puente is one of the guest artist's Amado selected for this exhibition. She is from San Antonio, Texas and just received her M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her B.F.A. from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2013, where she concentrated on both painting and ceramics. Puente utilizes both realism and fantasy in her artworks. The ceramics and paintings both explore bold colors and patterns, while the unique canister-shapes of her ceramics appear to be contemporary takes on ancient Egyptian canopic jars.

Alejandro Augustine Padilla is another guest artist for RHA. Although he is influenced by the stylistic techniques and fascination with the subconscious of the Surrealists, Padilla draws direct inspiration from his own experiences. His assemblages make use of the familiar, yet elusive forms and symbolism. Padilla creates unnatural happenings and expresses a sense of depersonalization and isolation.

Today's News

June 27, 2016

Works by Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh on view at Scottish National Gallery

Master of street fashion photography Bill Cunningham dead at 87

Never before been seen collection exhibited in Lausanne

200,000 Rijksmuseum Works of Art to See via Google

Center for Maine Contemporary Art opens new building in Rockland, Maine

Sheldon Museum of Art acquires recent paintings by Bordo, Grabner, and Whitney

Exhibition at Mart Rovereto illustrates the origins and development of Divisionism

Lan Zhenghui brings new meaning to "east-meets-west" for 2016

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

Dreamers and Realists: Group exhibition opens at Ruiz-Healy Art

Three glass exhibitions open this summer at the Crocker

New exhibition by British artist Richard Woods on view at Friedman Benda

Santa Cruz Museum in Toledo exhibits works by Miguel Herrero

Kahmann Gallery opens Young Talents 2015 exhibition

Metro Pictures opens exhibition of works by Bas Jan Ader

Prince guitar, Bowie's hair sold for more than $150k

Shaker Museum / Mount Lebanon awarded major grant to make collection available online

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions announces sale of Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver and Objects of Vertu

FACT announces technology leader Rachel Higham as new Chair

Mark Moore Gallery opens solo show of recent works by New York based artist Ben Charles Weiner

Fridman Gallery opens first solo gallery exhibition by cross-discliplinary artist Matana Roberts

Janaina Tschäpe's sixth exhibition in Sao Paulo on view at Galeria Fortes Vilaça

Don Presley auction July 9-10 features single-owner art collection

Exhibition at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art features an array of talented circus personalities

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Art of early man found in the greatest meteor crater on earth

2.- Exhibition celebrates Helmut Newton's 50-year career through a rare and unseen collection of vintage prints

3.- World's most costly painting on Saudi prince's yacht: report

4.- Sotheby's celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with an auction

5.- Domaine de Chantilly exhibits Leonardo da Vinci's 'Nude Mona Lisa'

6.- New book offers front-row seat to greatest concert in history

7.- The New York Botanical Garden opens its largest botanical exhibition ever

8.- The most famous car in the world: RM Sotheby's presents James Bond Aston Martin DB5

9.- Mexico unearths what may be historic recording of Frida Kahlo

10.- Exhibition of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's paintings marks centenary of his death

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful