August 5 –  September 1, 2017 | Solo Show Ruth Chase


Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 @ 5 – 8p
Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 10am
Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Venice, CA

Paintings by Ruth Chase  
Biographies by Gena Lasko

Documents life growing up in Venice, CA and the powerful insights that come from street smarts in a multi media installation of paintings, audio video, social media engagement, the Venice Tribute Wall and written biographies. Awarded a grant for an Individual Artist through the Carl Jacobs Foundation.

The project was more than two years in the making and involved over 300 participants, each of whom was chosen to convey different perspectives and a broad spectrum of experiences. Like Chase, these subjects grew up and attended school in Venice. Chase worked in ongoing collaboration with each individual to create painted portraits.

Featuring Life Stories Of:  Elaine Leslie, Solo Scott, Gloria Omar, Meta Zimmerman, Brad James, Fernando Manzanilla, David Fowler, Rhonda Lynn Wise, Eddie Hadvina, Leonard Duran, and Ruth Chase.


About the Author Ruth Chase

My work documents the human spirit and the powerful insights that allow people to find a sense of belonging within their community. The public plays a vital role in the outcome of my work, taking a journey with me that can last up to two years. I produce multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement. Self-aware subjects with strong belief systems fascinate me and draw me in.