Upon entering the Upper East Side's Ruiz-Healy Art Gallery, it's first obvious how beautifully curated the space is, ornamented with bright, provocative art that's hard to resist. But the most notable piece of the experience? The charming way in which owners and business partners Patricia Ruiz-Healy and her daughter Patti could simply talk and talk and talk about the works, with a passion sure to pique the interest of even a devoted philistine.
Dealing with conceptual art that touches upon issues of identity and society, the two represent and feature artists whose stories and work resonate with their perspective. Hailing from San Antonio, their specialty lies with Latin American, Latinx, and Texas-based artists. A niche New York never knew it definitely needed.
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[Photos by Yumi Matsuo]