Infinite Horizons: Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López at Ruiz-Healy Art

Patricia Ruiz-Healy and Leigh Ann Lester at the Infinite Horizons opening reception. Photo by Casandra Lomeli.

Patricia Ruiz-Healy and Leigh Ann Lester at the Infinite Horizons opening reception. Photo by Casandra Lomeli.

Currently on exhibit at Ruiz-Healy Art is Infinite Horizons: Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Leigh Anne Lester combines bits and pieces of wildly divergent species grafted together, the results of genetic modification plans. Utilizing historical botanical drawings as source images, Lester makes delicate graphite drawings on Mylar, layering the film to create composite images, to which she adds additional layers of cells blocked in colored pencil to symbolize the manipulated genome of the plant. Mixing a blown-up view of the microscopic with the naturalistic botanicals, the result runs López’s evocation of infinite distance in reverse.

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Havana Art Biennial: A San Antonio Perspective

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Please join the Southwest School of Art for a special panel discussion with Tami Kegley, Paula Owen, Gary Sweeney an Luisa Wheeler on their experience at the 12th Havana Art Biennial and recent travels through Cuba.

The event will be held Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The panel discussion will be held at the Russell Hill Rodgers Lecture Hall at the Navarro Campus (300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, TX 78205).

Drinks and small bites will be served. Please RSVP to jnance@swschool.org

Check out the facebook event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/915115015198213/915150098528038/