Longtime Inglewood resident Rick Garzon has reason to celebrate. He is preparing to open a second art gallery on the site of Hollywood Park and a stone’s throw from SoFi Stadium.
“At the time, there was a clear void of creative spaces in our neighborhood for artists of color. I wanted to create and maintain the kind of visible space that South Central LA would be proud of.
Our artists of color work to unearth their personal stories as well as our collective memory. In doing so, we present a vision that belongs to us and reclaims our history and our plots. I hope to inspire and propel even more creative spaces to open in our communities.
Rick Garzon, Founder of Residency Art
He opened Residency Art in 2016 in a storefront on Queen Street between Locust and Market and has never looked back. Its aim was to showcase black art that is not usually marketed to minorities.
“Some of the galleries in Mid-city, Hollywood, Culver City, are going out of their way to show black and brown stories, but are they marketing to black and brown communities to come see the show? That was my thing, making sure our community saw our work.
His gallery has featured artists Lorenzo Baker, Karla Ekatherine Canseco and Pablo Cristi, to name a few.
As the Hollywood Park site continues to be built, you can visit the gallery at 310 E. Queen Street by appointment only and view information about future exhibitions and programs at ResidencyArt.com.