In Los Angeles, art feels accessible. The size and power of a museum do not determine its cultural impact. Some of the most refreshing perspectives have come out of galleries that began in unexpected places like an apartment in Koreatown or a convenience store in South Los Angeles. The reimagining of meaningful art spaces cannot be taught; it is driven by those who have been challenged by the complacent, stultifying attitudes of politics and identity within the industry. In a city that welcomes hybridization, defiance is celebrated.