Join artist and social activist Ruth Chase for online and live workshops designed for community-minded artists of all mediums wanting to expand their artistic practice. During social distancing and shelter in place, Ruth is expanding her practice to connect with the world outside of her bubble through digital venues.
ONGOING – Dear Sadie, my COVID Diary
ONGOING – My Instagram IGTV
ONGOING – Nevada County Arts Council IGTV
ONGOING – Saturday Morning Question
ONGOING – Skill Share
APR 8 – Biographical Portraiture Online
APR 16 – Creating Community Project Online
MAY 8 – HOME CONVENING Free Online
ONGOING – Private Lessons Online
Artist Statement Ruth Chase
I struggle with the notion of what a woman is. My work explores what it means to be a woman and the struggle to understand all that entails. I create large intimate paintings from images that women have submitted and from selfies that my daughter has taken. I also create public art installations and video from public engagement projects.
Motherhood opened a world within me that is both painful and empowering. Causing me to reevaluate the roles I have resisted and submitted to, and how I see myself as a woman.
Using my daughters’ selfies, I am able to capture the complexity of the mother/daughter relationship. Experiencing my daughter’s adolescence has awoken memories, causing a deep reflection on how our childhood shapes us as women, and the role vulnerability plays in our development.