Ricky Mestre :
May 12 – July 30, 2021
The Chez Est Gallery | Gallery Hours : Wed, Thr & Sun 5:00p – 1:00a, Fri & Sat 5:00p – 2:00a
Chez Est, 458 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford
This exhibit features self-reflective and exploratory retrospective and new work. Retrospective work speaks to trans identity and supporting trans folks, while newer work speaks to themes of alienation for artists and creators. Artworks in this show are based on people the artist knows, giving things a personal feel.
EXHIBIT EVENTS :
Virtual Opening Reception | Wednesday, June 12, 2021 @ 5:30p
Virtual Tour of Exhibition | Watch here!
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About the Artist
Ricky Mestre (he/him) is a multimedia artist from the Fairfield County area of Connecticut. Throughout the years he has exhibited his artwork in various events, galleries and museums across the state and in New York City. His influences come from his Puerto Rican culture and urban environment. Many of his pieces also contain LGBTQ themes and issues since he is heavily involved in fighting causes and charities in that community. Ricky received his Bachelor’s degree in Illustration from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Aside from being the chairman for City Lights Gallery’s annual SameSex exhibit and Bridgeport Pride festivities in Bridgeport, he also works in programming at Sound View Community Media Inc. where he has also produced his own television show and many other community projects.