When: Wed., Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through March 19 2016
Julie Speed is a painter, printmaker, collagist and more. After ditching Rhode Island School of Design at age 19, she moved around the U.S. before settling in Texas in 1978 to hone her craft according to her own muse. Her work, which will be exhibited at Ruiz-Healy Art and Austin’s Flatbed Press starting Wednesday, mixes mediums and relishes in a pointed and purposeful magical realism, slightly reminiscent of Remedios Varo. The joint exhibits, billed as “Julie Speed: Undertoad,” with a beautiful accompanying catalog from Flatbed, also showcase Speed’s razor-sharp wit.