- Pedro Friedberg
Organized in observance of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the exhibition echoes certain Alamo City hallmarks — including variations on folk-art aesthetics and a fine-art interpretation of papel picado — but more loudly celebrates the vast, vibrant and ever-evolving visual vocabulary of Mexico. Bouncing from magical realism and surrealism to bare-bones realism and beyond, the wide-ranging collection covers a lot of stylistic ground, including the gritty, mysterious, everyday moments captured by iconic photographer Graciela Iturbide; the pensive, black-and-white work of Carlos Amorales; the conceptual landscapes of Luis Gal; and the fantastical, geometric psychedelia of Pedro Friedberg. As all 11 artists have been part of the Ruiz-Healy Art family since the gallery’s formation in 2006, director and owner Patricia Ruiz-Healy considers the show “in many ways a look back at the roots of the gallery program.”
Free, opening reception 6-8pm Thu Sept 13, on view 11am-4pm Tue-Sat through Nov. 3, Ruiz-Healy Art, 201 E. Olmos Drive, (210) 804-2219, ruizhealyart.com.
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