Starting on October 5th through November 30th, the exhibition at Hollywood Forever will display 87 of Castro’s most captivating photographs from 1986 through 2022, curated by Hollywood Forever’s President Tyler Cassity. The 87 works feature mask wearing as well as portraits of different figures related to Hollywood Forever (including trans residents – The Goddess Bunny AKA Sandi Crisp and Holly Woodlawn, images from Hollywood Cemetery circa 1990, Gore Vidal, (is not a resident) as well as intimate photographic portraits of Rick’s family members over time.
The free and open to the public exhibition will reflect themes of love, melancholy, meditation and remembrance with inclusions of masks images as an offering for Día de Los Muertos.
Rick Castro is known for his distinctive photography, which has gained him recognition since the 1980s for his avant garde style and unique presentation of the LGBTQ community. Castro’s photography has been exhibited at Rick Owens: Inhuman, Subhuman, Superhuman, Triennale Di Milano, Queer Communion: Ron Athey, Participant Gallery, NYC and ICA Los Angeles, and Queering the Lens, Getty Center. His photographic editorials have been used by Christian Dior Homme, Cartier, and Rick Owens.
The Hollywood Columbarium at Hollywood Forever - 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038