Linda Sue Price “Enlightened Systems”
Exhibition: May 16 – June 10
Reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 3rd, 3 pm
5458 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
On May 16th, TAG Gallery will premiere its new location in Miracle Mile with neon artist Linda Sue Price’s solo exhibition “Enlightened Systems.” Price’s show is a reaction to the escalating prevalence of Alt-facts in American and Western culture as a systematized effort to delegitimize truth, and ultimately respect.
Re-claiming vocabulary has been a method for activists to demand respect by creating their own boundaries and place in the world. Intentioned systems with a PR team invert such methods and create confusion. We can see the confusion caused by the inversion of Fake News to represent the delivery of information by mass media.
Price explores this inversion by focusing on weeds and the chemicals that keep them at bay. By using healing plants that can revive, she searches for potential balance and invokes the indigenous Great Plains medicine man, Black Elk’s, quote, “All things are our relatives.” To come to civility by abandoning humanity as a measurement for life.
Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. All of the work in “Enlightened Systems” will be exhibited entirely on one wall to create a visible system of respect that will confront the viewer.
Linda Sue Price is also currently showing in the group exhibition, “Personal Narrative”, at Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery in Santa Monica and will be included in “Fresh 2017” at South Bay Contemporary’s SOLA Gallery in July.
About Linda Sue Price
Linda Sue Price studied neon as a medium under Michael Flechtner at the Museum of Neon Art beginning in 2004, where she developed her personal technique of bending. The Western landscapes of glowing motel and casino signs in Southern California and Las Vegas inspired her to study neon.
Price and Flechtner are now frequent collaborators and have shown together throughout Southern California, including Downtown Los Angeles at the Fine Arts Building. Price’s abstract works offset Flechtner’s delineative works.
About TAG Gallery
TAG Gallery is an artist run gallery where artists have the creative freedom to explore new subject matter, mediums, and techniques outside of the traditional marketplace. A long-time favorite at Bergamot Station, TAG Gallery is proud to join the cultural corridor of Miracle Mile alongside LACMA, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and The Peterson Automotive Museum.