June 23, 2016

Gremlins, Goblins and Other Curiosities in Ruiz-Healy Art's "Dreamers and Realists"

Artist/curator Jesse Amado describes the six members of “Dreamers and Realists” as “artists who approach reality as dreamers,” but is quick to point out that, “they are dreamers and realists, not either/or.” Thus, the work in this group show (which unites Amado with Andrés Ferrandis, Cisco Jímenez, Nicole Franchy, Kaela Puente and Alejandro Augustine Padilla) falls somewhere in the realm of magical realism, wherein skepticism is withheld and all that can be observed exists on one endless plane. Following the opening reception (6-9pm Thursday, June 23), "Dreamers and Realists" remains on view through September 3 (11am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday). Free, Ruiz-Healy Art, 201-A E. Olmos Drive, (210) 804-2219, ruizhealyart.com.
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Alejandro Augustine Padilla, The New Monsters, The New Myths
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, The New Monsters, The New Myths
Andres Ferrandis, Sulki # 2
Andres Ferrandis, Sulki # 2
Cisco Jimenez, Stretch
Cisco Jimenez, Stretch
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Cat Fancy
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Cat Fancy
Nicole Franchy, Political Geographies
Nicole Franchy, Political Geographies
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Eye of Providence
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Eye of Providence
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Bye Bye Blackbird
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Bye Bye Blackbird
Andres Ferrandis, Sulki # 1
Andres Ferrandis, Sulki # 1
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Our Shame Bearer
Alejandro Augustine Padilla, Our Shame Bearer
Cisco Jimenez, Gremlins
Cisco Jimenez, Gremlins