Nicholas Bowes in Downtown Los Angeles
is excited to present a two-person exhibit by Los Angeles and Oxnard based artists Gladys Rodriguez and Olguin Tapia.  We will be hosting our first Downtown Art Walk party and opening reception Thursday, May 14th from 7pm-10pm. The exhibit runs until June 6th.

The work exhibited is inspired by the artists’ personal journey while living in Los Angeles using a combination of mundane materials like recycled paper, fabric and acrylic paint. Olguin Tapia’s vibrant geometrical paintings are a direct dialogue with the crowded streets and walls covered in street art and graffiti, inspiring an urban color palette that is full of interesting patterns and angles found in the rich architectural spaces in downtown. While in a similar conversation with the city, Gladys Rodriguez’ sculptural paintings carry a more personal interpretation and use a variety of recycled materials like paper and hardened fabric sewn together to create an organic experience that aims to convey her emotions about self using color, shape and pattern.

gallery click

Olguin Tapia Heredia was born in Michoacán, Mexico and raised in Oxnard, CA. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts at California State University, Los Angeles in 2013. As a young emerging artist, Olguin has received many awards for his art and has exhibited in numerous art spaces including, 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica), Bell Arts Studio Complex (Ventura), Upfront Gallery (Ventura), McNish Gallery (Oxnard), Scorpion (Hollywood) and 643 Project Space (Ventura) among many other venues.


Gladys Rodriguez was born in Panama City, Panama and came to the United States at the age of 14. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Graphic Design. Gladys has exhibited at many galleries and alternative spaces in Ventura County and Los Angeles and some of these include CSULA’s Fine Arts Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, The W.A.V space in Ventura, McNish Gallery in Oxnard and 643 Project Space in Ventura.


Please join us for a night of complementary sips, bites, pop ups, and great discounts in the store during the event and opening reception Thursday, May 14th at 7pm. Nicholas Bowes is located at 210 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014. For more information, contact usat 213-905-3205 or follow us on instagram @nicholasbowes

Please RSVP on our event page at: