Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present Ethel Shipton: Listening to Berlin. The exhibition will open to the public with a reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Inspired by her 2017-2018 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency, Ethel Shipton’s solo exhibition at Ruiz-Healy Art will be set in Berlin. While in residence at the Künsterhaus Bethanian, Shipton took interest in the street art and graffiti culture throughout the city. The visual information spray-painted throughout the city defines a cultural manifesto of freedom, unification, and community.
Shipton will exhibit 22 x 30” screen prints of photographs she took of Berlin graffiti as well as some unique works from those images using vinyl and distortion through cutting, tearing, and expanding the image. Furthermore, Shipton will be including a sculptural piece that will lie in the middle of the gallery where people can sit, resonate, and listen to the sounds of the city.
Her practice is informed by a strong conceptual base and encompasses a variety of expressions. Through painting, installation, photography, and text, Shipton spotlights instants of clarity that flit by in the comings and goings of daily life. Shipton has exhibited at numerous galleries, including Artpace San Antonio, TX, Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX; Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Beach, CA; Austin Museum of Art, TX; Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX and Studio Santa Catarina, Mexico City. In 2011, Shipton was awarded Artist Honoree of the year at Blue Star Contemporary and in 2017-18 attended the artist in residence Künsterhaus Bethanian, Berlin.
Founded in 2004 and located in the historic Olmos Park District of San Antonio, Ruiz-Healy Art specializes in contemporary art with an emphasis on Latinx, Latin American, and Texas-based artists. To request high-resolution images and more information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at email@example.com or 210-804-2219. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM and by appointment.
Listening to Berlin will be on view through October 26, 2019.