Inspired by his “toy deprived” childhood, Filipino artist Reen Barrera repurposes found materials into mixed media figurative sculptures and paintings. The facial expressions and symbols and patterns in the artist’s ohlala characters are drawn from the idiom “it’s written all over your face” and represent the power individuals have in designing their own fate. Barrera’s work provides a provocative conversation on the challenges of socio-economic circumstances and classism.

* Organized by Thinkspace Projects (Los Angeles, CA)

Opening Reception:  Friday, Sep 9, 2022 (6-10pm)

  • Artists in Attendance
  • Musical Entertainment by DJ Pickster
  • Cash Bar