Residency Art Gallery hosted an opening art party for Felix Quintana’s solo exhibition titled, “Cruising Below Sunset” on June 4, 2022. The exhibition will remain on view through July 16, 2022.  As always, remember to check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

Felix Quintana, Cruising through five dollar paradise (watts to k-town), 2022, 36×48″ Cyanotype prints, archival pigment prints, found NO ICE sticker, van dyke brown print, coffee toned inkjet print, paleta payaso cardboard, leather, spray paint, acrylic, spray painted grateful dead patch, love bear plushie, found poster, silver gelatin print, nike shoe panel, digital negative, cyanotype print on coffee filter, cardboard, milk carton, ink, dynamic cyanotype print, rope, Circus Circus ticket, window tint, Paramount Swap Meet ticket stub, transparent plastic on canvas

“Cruising Below Sunset” highlights the area of South Central Los Angeles, seen through the lens of an artist of the diaspora. The exhibition documents Quintana’s movement across space and time with the places that have shaped his work and life, including Los Angeles, San Jose, and his parents’ home country of El Salvador. Cruising Below Sunset is a re-imagining of home, collective memory, and place through Quintana’s experience as a first generation Salvadoran-American from Los Angeles. Featuring new work created during the pandemic, Quintana intrinsically explores analog and digital photography, collage, and sculptural installation processes as well as looking at the street as a site for artistic activism, intervention and critique. Through different threads of this new body of work, Quintana views his hometown Los Angeles being reclaimed and re-imagined as a site of survivance for Black, brown, immigrant, working class people, and all those who are pushing against the realities of gentrification, mass media narratives, and corporate surveillance. Cruising Below Sunset seeks to empower the narrative of migration, movement, and mobility of the Black and Brown diaspora in Los Angeles, for the purpose of elevating one another, and underscoring our futurity through a re-imagining of the past and present moment.

On view: June 4 – July 16, 2022

What: “Cruising Below Sunset,” Felix Quintana
Where: Residency Art Gallery, 310 E Queen St., Inglewood, 90301