Earlier this year, Los Angeles magazine recommended five Los Angeles based neon artists to follow on Instagram. If seeing photos of their work in an app isn’t enough for you, you’ll have an opportunity to experience it in person at Eastern Projects, starting Saturday. The gallery’s new show “All Lit Up” features work from four of the five neon artists highlighted by L.A. magazine.
The opening reception for “All Lit Up” is part of Chinatown Summer Nights, so Saturday evening is a great time to explore the neighborhood. Presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District in association with KCRW, the monthly series offers food trucks, cooking demonstrations, large-scale outdoor video projections, Chinese cultural activities, and more.
The four artists and Instagrammers included in “All Lit Up” are Michael Flechtner (@flektro22), Leticia Maldonado (@leticiamaria), Linda Sue Price (@lindasueprice), and Lisa Schulte (@theneonqueen), each of whom takes a different approach to neon.
Michael Flechtner’s work reflects his sense of humor. With fingers on the pulse of contemporary culture, he plays with language, pop imagery, rebuses and lovingly create artworks with a continuing reverie for the craft of neon glass bending and all the artists and craftsmen who came before him.
If the Shoe Fits by Michael Flechtner
Leticia Maldonado is influenced by the elegant bravado of graffiti, the super energetic independence of punk rock and the special space-time visual beauty of comic books. Leticia uses neon and tube bending to explore botanical forms and symbols of personal power.
Death by Leticia Maldonado
Linda Sue Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. Elements of historic neon signs, abstract expressionism, social realism, pop art and graphic design influence her work.
Seeds by Linda Sue Price
Lisa Schulte recently partnered with artist Davia King as part of the immersive installation curated by Cartwheel Art for Art at the Rendon. Schulte uses neon to explore work that provokes a broader dialogue pertaining to relativity and environmental adaptation. In collaboration with set designer Jason Howard, they created a mixed media installation piece about the ‘selfie’. Howard is interested in the intersection of technology, perception and sense of self in the modern world.
All About by Lisa Schulte
July 28 – August 21
Tuesday – Saturday (12 – 6 pm) or by appointment
July 28 (6 – 10 pm)
Eastern Projects Gallery
900 N Broadway, Suite 1090
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ginger by Linda Sue Price