Jan 29 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Free and open to the public

Jesse Amado & Alejandro Diaz: Double Pleasure

Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present Jesse Amado and Alejandro Diaz: Double Pleasure at our San Antonio gallery with an exhibition catalogue featuring an essay by Carla Stellweg. This exhibition will highlight their work in painting and a shared interest in post-conceptual art practices that are grounded in their Mexican American heritage and South Texas aesthetics.

Jesse Amado and Alejandro Diaz have been friends and colleagues for over four decades. For the first time in twenty-six years, the artists will exhibit in a two-person show together, bringing their work into conversation with one another. While the artists demonstrate different aesthetic concerns, their distinct works become interconnected through the incorporation of found materials used to convey human experience and an underlying Joseph Beuys heritage in their social sculpture work. Exhibition catalogue writer Carla Stellweg asserts, “while the category of ‘Latino’ art and artists is a much-debated subject, the case of Amado and Diaz offers a highly sophisticated and eloquent view of Mexican American and Latino visual culture at this time.”

Jesse Amado & Alejandro Diaz: Double Pleasure will be on view through March 28, 2020 at our San Antonio gallery.

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