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Downhearted Duckling Organized by Ryan Preciado

November 14, 2020 – January 17, 2021

Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Mario Ayala, rafa esparza, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

“Will you eat me Mr. Pussycat, please eat me, I’m serious”
Downhearted Duckling,
(Tom and Jerry), 1954

Downhearted Duckling is a personal offering by Ryan Preciado, inspired by his family history and fueled by an ongoing relationship to the violence of assimilation in the United States.
Through his creative practice, Ryan reconciles the apparent erasure of his Mexican and Chumash identities with the very real power of recovery and return.
While this erasure is evident in the exclusionary nature of the mainstream art world and its associated spaces, this exhibition is a conscious counterpoint, a gathering of artists that have taken unabashed modes of representation, abstraction, and experimentation and placed them at the epicenter of an honest new canon.

– rafa esparza

Throughout my life I have been culturally trying to piece myself together.
I would like to give the opportunity for others to explore themselves as I have through these artists .
To be proud of who they are.

– Ryan Preciado

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rafa esparza
Chumash Chair, 2020
Adobe and Acrylic Paint
24 X 34 inches

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Diana Yesenia Alvarado
Angel Baby, 2020
Ceramic, Glaze and Flocking
19 X 16 X 12 inches

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Diana Yesenia Alvarado
Butterfly Baby, 2020
Ceramic and Glaze
6 1/2 X 4 X 2 1/2 inches

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Diana Yesenia Alvarado
Drippy Flower, 2020
Ceramic and Glaze
5 1/2 X 4 X 3 inches

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Diana Yesenia Alvarado
Moon Eyes, 2020
Ceramic and Glaze
15 1/2 X 12 X 11 inches

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Diana Yesenia Alvarado
Leopard Guardian Pot, 2020
Ceramic and Glaze
19 X 16 X 12 inches

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Alfonso Gonzalez Jr
Downhearted Duckling, 2020
Oil on Board, Pen, Mirror
24 X 36 inches

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Alfonso Gonzalez Jr
Furniture Sale, 2020
Oil on Canvas, Paper, Pen
48 X 48 inches

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Alfonso Gonzalez Jr
Tom and Jerry, 2020
Oil on Canvas, Pen
36 X 23 inches

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Mario Ayala
Not Yet Titled, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
42 X 36 inches

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Magdalena Suarez Frimkess
Felix Box, 2020
Stoneware and Glaze
9 X 4 X 4 inches

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Magdalena Suarez Frimkess
Condorito Box, 2020
Stoneware and Glaze
9 X 4 X 4 inches

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Magdalena Suarez Frimkess
Untitled, 1961
Oil on Canvas
53 X 61 inches

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Magdalena Suarez Frimkess
Woman Looking in the Mirror, 1980
Stoneware and Glaze
7 1/2 X 5 X 5 1/2 inches

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Magdalena Suarez Frimkess
Blondie, 2020
Stoneware and Glaze
7 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches

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Magdalena Suarez Frimkess
Untitled Drawing, 2020
Colored Pen, Pencil on Paper
14 1/4 X 18 1/2 inches

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Downhearted Duckling, 2020
Installation View

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Downhearted Duckling, 2020
Installation View

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Downhearted Duckling, 2020
Installation View

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Downhearted Duckling, 2020
Installation View

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Downhearted Duckling
Offset Poster, 2020