Opening on May 10th 2018 in correlation with the DTLA Art Walk, Fresh Squeezed is a new look at REN Gallerys resident artists Nicholas Tredway, Louis XXX, and Laura Letchinger, featuring their freshest works made in 2018 as well as introducing our newest edition to REN Gallery, artist Justin Lyons. This exhibit will expand and morph throughout the summer, continually adding new works from each artist, so that each time you enter the gallery, you will always find something fresh and new. We are also partnering up with Kombucha on our opening night, so you can taste their newest elderflower, jasmine, and violet flavor Kombucha called Bloom.
Artist Laura Letchinger offers large scale abstract paintings with an industrial, street art vibe with her mixed media paintings. In these new works, her stream of consciousness expresses itself in symbols that could at first look be interpreted as Sanskrit under layers of color, glass, broad brush strokes topped with a few thin splashes; each layer adding to the vibrant energy of the work.
In Nicholas Tredways newest work his bold color pallet is nothing short of amazing with bizarre symbols scattered throughout the piece inviting the viewer to find their story in Tredways world.
Louis XXX has moved on to larger scale pieces as well with his 6 x 6 foot piece MADE IN USA debuting at Fresh Squeezed. The words "Soft as milk, safe as a prayer" sing along the top half of the painting, slightly hidden under a bustling cityscape, a round window in the center of the piece, focusing the viewer to enter the world of his muse "She was the girl on the fire escape, giving haircuts to her friends".
The freshest REN Gallery edition in this exhibit is artist Justin Lyons, whose street art beginnings have led to strong mixed media works with painted and collaged features and just a word or two that offer a narrative, often with a spark of humor, but with just enough space to really let the viewer interpret their own story from the piece.
On our opening night we are also sharing our gallery with Kombucha. For each person who takes their best selfie and posts with the hashtag #INFULLBLOOM, GTS Foods will donate $5 to Lady Gagas non-profit Born This Way. Kombucha has commissioned a photography exhibit that will be shown only on May 10th and 11th, shot by photographer John Russo to highlight 13 individuals story of transformation standing in front of butterfly wings painted by various artists.