Contemporary Abstract Paintings by Laura Letchinger

Mosaic Artworks by Special Guest, Piece by Piece

About the show


  • Lauraletchinger Sprung Gallerywall Ig
    SPRUNG Series | 21.75" x 15.75" x 1.5" (framed)

A few of the paintings from "Moment to Moment"

The past two years of the pandemic shifted not only my art business, but also my creative focus. Although as a painter I've mostly worked in an unplanned, abstract expressionist manner, during covid I soon felt like glass being shaped in fire . . . expanding and stretching, pulled towards something new yet undefined, and letting it happen moment to moment. Tragedy and heartache were and are everywhere, from the effects of the virus and climate change, to ongoing inequality, racism, sociopathic power-mongering and greed. Simultaneously though, air pollution from fossil fuels decreased drastically, even if temporarily. Many found a new appreciation for the great outdoors, for nurturing others in need, for the company of plants and animals, and for the freedom of living in the moment. The stark contrasts of this time were and are undeniable, differences inevitably ending up in new paintings, bound together by the constancy of hope.

I'm very happy to have been invited by Monica Fleming and Vinny Picardi, founders of the innovative Loiter Galleries, to do a solo show, and once again so excited to have South L.A. based mosaic arts nonprofit Piece by Piece exhibit their beautiful mosaic artworks as my Special Guest. I'll have over 20 paintings on view, as well as our new collaborative mosaic artwork. I'll be donating 10% of my sales to this amazing community and am also offering a variety of fine art prints on paper for the first time. Hope you can join us on December 3rd . . . the show runs through January 7, 2023; please subscribe for updates. Previous collaborations: FLY MOSAIC, FRESH

"Our mission is to empower residents who have experienced homelessness or economic insecurity by providing free mosaic art workshops enabling them to build confidence, earn supplementary income, promote wellness and an improved quality of life."      - Piece by Piece


(FLY MOSAIC installed in its permanent home at 200 West Ocean in Long Beach, CA)

Piece by Piece artist, John: "Broken pieces of glass, like memories in one’s mind are intrinsically worthless. They become valuable only when recombined into something useful. I am gleefully reassembling the shattered fragments of my yesterday’s good life, transforming them into new and beautiful, real and touchable treasures."

Los Angeles mosaic arts nonprofit Piece by Piece in front of mural ig

The specific artworks offered by Piece at the show will be revealed at the Opening Reception on Saturday, December 3, 2022; 6-9PM.


Loiter Galleries

Established in 2018, Loiter Galleries' mission is to support local underserved artists by providing affordable gallery space, promotion, and general support even during the most challenging of times. We also serve the business community and our Long Beach neighborhoods by filling vacant store fronts with art and optimism. We believe that art is a powerful tool in the evolution of neighborhoods and cities. And that the accessibility of art is of the utmost importance.