5-8 PM

Ruby City will celebrate the opening of Tangible/Nothing with a free public opening reception on Friday, September 9, 2022, 5–8 pm, with a walkthrough featuring Gonzales and selected artists at 5:30pm that evening. Other programs will include a family day on October 15 and a talk by artist Rick Lowe, in conversation with Gonzales, on November 10Tangible/Nothing will remain on view through April 30, 2023.

About the exhibition

Ruby City will present Tangible/Nothing, a new installation of its permanent collection galleries, September 8, 2022, through April 30, 2023. The exhibition will feature approximately 40 works by national and international artists as well as those with San Antonio and Texas ties, including recent acquisitions on view for the first time. Tangible/Nothing explores how the invisible or the seemingly mundane can reveal great meaning. Some works represent apparent voids, vestiges of what’s missing or subjects not pictured– a pair of arms bereft of a body, a woman represented only by her purse or Miss America seen only as a floating crown. Other works represent or incorporate everyday objects that stand in for big ideas, such as empty paint cans representing a white, heroic vision of America’s history or a bright pink stove calling out the pervasiveness of traditional gender roles.


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