Little Ricky: Free To Be E(we)!

7701 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, Ca 90046
Jun 02, 7 PM - 9 PM — ends Jul 31, 2022
Wallspace is proud to present the solo show ‘FREE TO BE E(WE)! an inaugural immersive installation by street artist Ricky Sencion aka “Little Ricky.”

We invite you to step into Little Ricky’s world, full of color and interaction with the sheep characters known as the “Moonsters” and join in a celebration of life and memories... of who e(we) are and who Little Ricky is. Little Ricky, now comfortable inhabiting his own space, lets his characters revel in the joyfulness that comes only from being free.

“The idea for the show "FREE TO BE E(WE)!" started with my 3-year-old birthday photo. When I imagine myself as my best self, it's this little boy who looks gay as fuck. There's always been something about this photo that triggers a smile. This show is not only about going back to this happy place for myself, but about expressing and sharing real joy” says Little Ricky “To trigger a feeling of joy is what I hope to inspire.”

As a native Angeleno, gay man and Latinx queer street artist who started his career in 1988 with an uncommon discipline and work ethos in his practice, "Little Ricky" has been studying, developing, archiving, and formulating his campaigns on the street and in galleries for over 3 decades. The pink sheep are a part of the LGBTQ+ queer community and also the street art world, inspired immensely by the biography of famous clothing designer, Alexander McQueen who referred to himself not as the black sheep but as a "pink sheep.”

Thus began the turn to "pink sheep" and his many characters known as "Moonsters", beginning as stickers on the streets and now to complex canvases shown at galleries. Ricky’s art is about color - rainbow colors that reflect who e(we) are as a community. At the heart and soul of the series is the idea that e(we) are all different. E(we) are all queer. E(we) are all crazy beautiful.

This show "FREE TO BE E(WE)!" is a continued expansion of his career now creating a 3 dimensional experience where your sense of curiosity and playfulness will be encouraged. The show opens on the eve of Gay Pride, West Hollywood and will run through the summer until July 31st 2022.

P.S. E(we) is pronounced (yoo wē ). It’s Little Ricky’s way of saying US.

Wallspace is a dynamic art gallery now based in West Hollywood, California exhibiting LA based abstract, contemporary, & street artists. Owner Valda Lake shares, “ We are very excited about finding new visions and contributing to the launch of careers whilst also representing more established artists. We regularly presents programming centered around women creators, gay, queer , BIPOC and emerging talent within art shows, art fairs and public art projects”. WALLSPACE roster is comprised of 50% women artists and 50% gay, queer artists.”

Most notably, WALLSPACE Public Art works includes installations for The City of West Hollywood on Route 66 with neon artworks by artist Scott Froschauer.