The Emergence is about coming out of the dark wintering and emerging on the other side embracing the hope of a seed turning to flower, as we welcome the possibility of change that each season of life brings with it. The paintings are a process of dealing with unresolved visceral responses to life. How do we peel away the past to unearth beauty of patterns, textures, recollections, people, energies, and our identities? Processing, uncovering, and discovering until all of these fragments synthesize.
Ruthanna Hopper is an L.A.-based visual artist with a background in visual art. Ruthanna was born in Taos, New Mexico, the daughter of Daria Halprin and Dennis Hopper. She grew up in Marin County, in the laboratory of artists and dancers, who gathered at the Mountain Home Studio to work with her mother, and grandmother, the dancer, Anna Halprin, as well as her grandfather, landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin. Ruthanna studied Art at UC Davis. After graduating she moved to New York to study theater. Upon graduating from the theater program at William Esper, she returned to California where she co-wrote two novels published by St. Martin’s Press. Ruthanna has returned to her roots in visual art, creating paintings in her Silverlake art studio.
Selected works by Ruthanna will be on public display in Hotel Figueroa’s Artist gallery through March 2023.