A Ricky Mestre Retrospective
May 5 – June 30, 2018
The Great Room Gallery
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven
RAW: A Ricky Mestre Retrospective explores the raw emotions and LGBTQ+ protest behind the works of Bridgeport based Ricky Mestre. This exhibit features some of Ricky’s favorite works from his collection and is the first time that this many of Ricky’s pieces are on display together.
See these incredible works up close and personal and enjoy some of Ricky’s deepest creations in one room. All paintings featured are done with acrylic paints on stretched canvass.
Opening Reception | Saturday, May 5
Youth Night | Tuesday, May 22 (for LGBTQ+ youth 13-18)
Discussion on Gender Identity | Wednesday, May 30
Youth Night | Tuesday, June 26 (for LGBTQ+ youth 13-18)
About the Artist
Ricky Mestre is a multimedia artist out of the Fairfiled County area of Connecticut. He has worked primarily out of the Connecticut and Metro New York areas. Throughout the years he has exhibited his work in various galleries and museums. 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 a curator at the City Lights Gallery 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.
You can view more about Ricky and his work on his website: www.rickymestre.com