Downtown Art Walk Presents: Katie Ruiz, Isabella Innis, & Eza B

Downtown Art Walk Presents: Katie Ruiz, Isabella Innis, & Eza B

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE MARCH 9th DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ART WALK
LOS ANGELES

February 23, 2017 –This March, the Downtown LA Art Walk presents “Herstory”, an exhibition celebrating the work and craft of female artists Katie Ruiz, Isabella Innis, and Eza B. This free, one-night only, family-friendly event will take place Thursday, March 9th, following International Women’s Day (March 8th) from 6 to 10pm at the Art Walk Lounge, located at 634 S. Spring Street.

Participating galleries for this month’s Downtown Art Walk event include: Please Do Not Enter, LACDA, The Main Museum, The Fine Arts Building, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery, The Hive, The Spring Arts Collective, Little Tokyo Art Complex, and Lobby Gallery.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

KATIE RUIZ is a Chicana artist who resides in Los Angeles. She was raised in Los Angeles and Northern Arizona. Ruiz has a strong connection with nature and often uses natural objects like rocks, shells, leaves and sticks in her weavings and Sculptures. Ruiz is mainly a figure painter and is most well know for her blanket series in which she portrays couples standing or lying under colorful Mexican blankets. Geometric patterns and bright colors are reiterated throughout her work. Her travels to over 22 countries have influenced her work especially the patterns that are primarily derived from Latin American textiles. She was raised with her single mother and younger sister and draws much strength from the strong female figures in her life. Relationships play a strong role in Ruiz’s paintings. Couples are often depicted together or with natural forces such as water, winter or pathways pulling the couple together or further apart.

For more about her work, please click here.

ISABELLA INNIS is a Los Angeles artist, born in Nashville, Tennessee. She received a B.A. in studio art from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California (2012). Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, Isabella employs an abstract application of both landscape and portraiture subjects. Her paintings explore the presence of paradox in the ego and natural world: thick, abstract brushstrokes flank matte backgrounds, organic pools of paint marble, and color wheel antagonists pop. Her most recent solo show in Hollywood, entitled “Someone Who is No One,” explored the contrasts & contradictions in current culture through the lens of 2016: race, religion, gender, and political party, in relation to the idea of birthright. Isabella was selected to curate for J.Lindeberg at their Los Angeles grand opening (2015), and art publications Pacific Dissent Magazine (2016) and Nashville Arts Magazine (2016) have featured her work.

For more about her work, please click here.

EZA B. is an LA based painter & illustrator born in Iloilo, Philippines. Her colorful works reflect her own personal journey of reclaiming self-identity as a Filipina raised in Los Angeles. Her characters represent healers; harvesters of light and self-knowledge. The artist’s Influences come from a desire to reach deeper into her cultural roots in order to share the individual identities as well as similarities in plight of the indigenous world. Working primarily with acrylic on wood, themes of family, natural connection, self empowerment, as well as the significance of community are all vital influences on the artist.

For more about her work, please click here.

ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN ART WALK

The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of each month, attracting over 12,000 attendees to the Historic Core. For 12 years, Art Walk remains the premier self-guided public art phenomenon in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.