Linda Sue Price
CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT
Exhibition dates November 24th to December 19th
Opening reception December 5th 6-9pm
2525 Michigan Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please join us on Saturday December 5th for the opening reception of Linda Sue Price’s Solo exhibition CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT at TAG Gallery Bergamot Station.
Linda Sue Price’s recent work incorporates common words, phrases and abstract neon shapes to facilitate a dialogue, creating unexpected relationships between the two. Price first absorbs the words then instinctually reacts to them, concentrating on repetitive gestures that reflect the commonality of the words. These mixed media neon sculptures use free-form bent abstract shapes to convey their message.
Price draws upon her interest in how people make sense of the world. Seeing change as the only constant, her work combines the physical transformation of the medium (the bending of neon tubes) with the challenges of the imagery (the curving, abstract forms). The process that connects these relationships represents the mental process Price is interested in, a visual manifestation of a system of thought. While inspired by artists Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Laddie John Dill and Judy Chicago, Price also is influenced by elements of historic neon signs, abstract expressionism, pop art and graphic design.
She communicates abstractly because that makes sense to her–the shapes represent the fluidity of change. When developing a piece or a series of work, she plays with the glass, exploring and trying different combinations until a form appears that speaks to something that has been on her mind.
One of the things she enjoys about working with neon is the cast light. She challenges herself to find textures for the cast light to play with whether it is the background or foreground. She likes to play with acrylic rods and other elements in front of the neon to produce visual texture.
Price began working with neon in 2004 and started formal training in bending tubes in 2005. Her first neon exhibit was in 2009. She serves on the advisory board for the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, CA. Price has been interested in neon since her childhood traveling with her parents in the West. In those days, many hotels and motels had neon and some were very elaborate. A favorite was a palm tree in front of a Hotel in Las Vegas.