A New Art Gallery Is Set To Open At 106 South Street
An incoming gallery will spotlight Latinx artists in The Seaport next month, helping to support an underrepresented segment of the art world. The gallery, called Calderon Ruiz, is named after founders Nicole Calderon and Mike Ruiz. It will launch on September 7 with an exhibition of works by artists Jaime Munoz and Esteban Ramon Perez.
Some market observers — including Arlene Davila, author of the 2020 book “Latinx Art” — have viewed the lack of support for Latinx artists as a form of erasure and have called for change. “We need to ensure that we expand collectors, so it becomes an ecosystem, where we as a Latinx community can be in charge of ourselves,” Davila told ARTnews in an interview around the time of her book’s publication.
Calderon and Ruiz said their gallery aims to create such a support structure. “There’s not a space that does this — and that’s exactly why we’re doing it,” Ruiz said. “We want to iterate that there’s a lot to talk about and a lot of amazing artists who are underrepresented. We want to put our connections in the art world toward this group of artists and see what we can’t do.”
You can read more about the gallery here.Tags: calderon ruiz, seaport