Christina Rees and Rainey Knudson | 8.24.2017

1.1. Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too
McNay Art Museum (San Antonio)
September 14 – January 14, 2018

A survey of works by San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez (1962-2010). “Ramirez’s large-scale photographs of everyday objects offer a humorous yet poignant perspective on our culture of consumption and waste, and the reality of fleeting life and mortality. Ramirez was inspired by opposing themes—life/death and humor/despair—and incorporates hints of his work as a graphic designer at Texas supermarket giant HEB.” Ramirez’s work also draws on his personal narrative, including his San Antonio upbringing, Mexican-American heritage, and his HIV status.

1.2. Chuck in Context
Ruiz-Healy Art (San Antonio)
September 15 – October 14

An exhibition focusing on the texted-based works of San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez. This is the first time Ramirez’s Words series has been show in its entirety.

1.3. Chuck Ramirez
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (San Antonio)
September – January 2018

A show of works by San Antonio photographer Chuck Ramirez. The exhibition includes works from Ramirez’s Purse Portraits series.

Linda Pace Foundation (San Antonio)
September 8 – January 27, 2018

A show featuring works from the Linda Pace Foundation’s collection of contemporary art. The exhibition includes works by Chuck Ramirez, Hills Snyder, Frances Stark, Diana Thater and Cheyney Thompson. Rivane Neuenschwander’s room sized installation Secondary Stories will remain on view.

2.1. The Telling and the told: The art of David McGee
Houston Museum of African American Culture
November 2 – January 2018

A show of works on paper by Houston artist David McGee. The exhibition, curated by Benito Huerta, explores issues of politics, race, class, pop culture, and more.

Texas Gallery (Houston)
September 14 – October 21

A show of works inspired by artist David McGee’s “continued investigation into the paradoxes of blackness, via the abstract notion of colorism” and his “long-term interest in Herman Melville’s book Moby Dick, and Homer’s The Odyssey, and the aversion to transcendentalism.” The works are also inspired by “the Middle Passage, Viking culture, colonization, the colors of police cars and its effect on the optic nerve, and the impulses of modernism.”

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