The new location will open on September 23 with The New Contemporaries, Vol 3, the third edition of the gallery’s flagship exhibition series
Inglewood, Calif. (September 7, 2023) – Residency Art Gallery is pleased to present The New Contemporaries, Vol 3, the inaugural exhibition at the gallery’s new location at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. The New Contemporaries, Vol 3 will be on view from September 23rd through November 10th, 2023, with an opening reception taking place on Saturday, September 23rd from 4–9pm, co-hosted by The Los Angeles Times’ Image Magazine. Hollywood Park is a near 300-acre mixed-use development being built by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke.
The latest addition to South Central Los Angeles’ new cultural destination, Residency’s new home within the hub of Hollywood Park is poised to offer the neighboring community greater access to expanded arts and cultural programming. The gallery will continue to host exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, and other public programs, affirming their mission to uplift BIPOC artists and serve the historical South Central Los Angeles community. Residency’s Hollywood Park location will now serve as their main gallery, with their original location at 310 East Queen St. to be transformed into Residency’s Project Space, with programming to be announced.
“Since 2016, Residency has always intended to uplift artists of color and empower our South Central community with an art space that we can call our own,” says Rick Garzon, founder and executive director of Residency Art Gallery. “Our new space and the possibilities being created through the Hollywood Park development, will allow Residency to continue on this path, ushering in a new chapter for the gallery, our exhibiting artists and the community as a whole.”
Residency Art Gallery will be the second tenant to open within Hollywood Park’s newly opened retail area. The retail district opened in July 2023 with Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas and will continue to expand in a phased approach as new tenants open their doors to the public. Hollywood Park will feature up to 890,000 square feet of retail, with its Phase 1 offering reaching 500,000 square feet.
“Residency Art Gallery is a mainstay in Inglewood and now an important part of our Hollywood Park community,” said Jason Witt, senior director, Community Affairs and Engagement, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “We’re excited to bring the incredible art and culture exhibitions featured at the Residency Art Gallery to Hollywood Park for community access year-round.”
The third installment of The New Contemporaries—Residency’s flagship exhibition series, showcasing new commissions from emerging artists based across the United States—features work by 18 rising talents: Edmund Arevalo, Jonni Cheatwood, Cash Cooper, Maya Fuji, Daniela Garcia Hamilton, Rugiyatou Jallow, Gbenga Komolafe, Spandita Malik, Will Maxen, Nikkolos Mohammed, Kariny Padilla, Ronnie Robinson, Jacob Rochester, LaRissa Rogers, Esperanza Rosas (Runsy), Kristofferson San Pablo, Ashley Teamer, Michael Tran.
The works on view spotlight the various modes through which Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian artists define self-authorship in resistance to fetishization, commodification, and appropriation within the mainstream media landscape. Reflecting upon their lived experiences and positionality, the participating artists have been tasked to represent how their practices embody their expression and movement within our nation’s evolving political landscape, whether through self-care, protection, spirituality, or protest.
The exhibition’s opening celebration will include a private VIP reception co-hosted by Super, a multidisciplinary creative and learning community dedicated to Black and Latinx artists. For the public reception hosted in collaboration with LA Times Image Magazine, Residency will welcome a special performance by artist Autumn Breon titled “Still Here”, whose practice investigates the visual vocabulary of liberation through a queer Black feminist lens. Also taking place will be DJ sets by Rush Davis, Fredrique, Gbenga, and Terrell Brooks, with additional programming to be announced.
Location: 1245 S District Drive, Suite 945, Inglewood, CA 90305
Show Title: The New Contemporaries, Vol 3
Exhibition Dates: September 23rd – November 19th, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23rd, 4 – 9pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
ABOUT RESIDENCY ART GALLERY
Founded in 2016, Residency Art Gallery is one of very few Black-owned commercial art galleries created with the purpose of serving historical South Central Los Angeles and the city’s communities of color. Residency Art Gallery, celebrates contemporary artists that continue to make projects for their own communities. The artists exhibited at Residency tell multifaceted stories that speak directly to their community’s history, identity and resilience, yet these stories are often engulfed and misappropriated within the predominantly White, affluent and largely inaccessible art spaces in other regions of the city. Residency Art Gallery answers the simple question, “How can work made by artists of color be seen by the intended audience in their own neighborhoods?”
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD PARK
Spanning nearly 300 acres, Hollywood Park is the largest urban mixed-use development under construction in the Western United States. Anchored by an up to 890,000-square-foot retail area and surrounded by creative office space, Hollywood Park offers new sophisticated residences, public parks, a lake, and premier entertainment venues. The mixed-use development is all linked by walkable paseos and plazas and centered around the newly completed 3.1 million square-foot SoFi Stadium, one of Los Angeles’ most striking architectural structures. Stylish residences and a modern open-office campus will complement the entertainment and retail district, creating a world-class destination for both local and international guests. Located just six miles off the coast, a short drive from LAX and the City of Inglewood’s future Crenshaw/LAX Line, Hollywood Park is poised to become an iconic global destination for millions to enjoy. For more information, please visit www.hollywoodparkca.com.
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