A COLLABORATIVE, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION BY LIGHT ARTIST GINGER Q
Neon and light artist Ginger Q designs and fabricates innovative works made of light, steel, acrylic, and other sculptural elements to create moody environments.
With a goal of creating meaningful – not mindless – entertainment, the creative producers at Think Tank Gallery identify artists that create impressive and highly shareable work with important messaging embedded in every Instagrammable moment. With that goal at the forefront, the Think Tank proudly presents Ginger Q’s newest project, Antibodies: an experiential, highly shareable installation that counteracts societal homogeneity.
The project opens on March 23rd, 2019 at Think Tank Gallery & Showroom in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
and features a variety of programming until its closing on April 12th
ANTI-ARCHETYPE - FOYER INSTALLATION
Medium: Cinder blocks, spray paint, standoffs, transformers, & neon.
ANTI UNIFORMITY - FLAG
Medium: Flag, acrylic paint, transformer, neon,
ANTI-BODIES- NEON BODIES INSTALLATION (ORANGE)
Medium: Orange acrylic, ratchet, standoffs, transformers, & neon
Orange body: $2,000
ANTI-BODIES- NEON BODIES INSTALLATION (CLEAR)
Medium: Clear acrylic, chain, standoffs, transformers, & neon
Neon womxn body: $3,500
Male body 1: $3,500
Male body 2: $3,900
I AM THE ANTIBODY - ORANGE NEON INSTALLATION
Medium: Orange neon, standoffs, transformer
ANTI WHITE CUBE - WHITE NEON INSTALLATION
Medium: Transformers & white neon
Dimension: 6FT X 6FT
ANTI AXIOM - CAR INSTALLATION
Medium: Toyota Tacoma, bucket seat, steel steering wheel, rim, vinyl, standoffs, transformers, & neon.
GINGER Q: ANTIBODIES ARTIST STATEMENT
“Iconographies we accept as “standard” can be detrimental for individuals who do not fit within the structure. Enter: Antibodies: An experiential installation that counteracts societal homogeneity. The collection focuses on rebutting a heavily imposed trope of uniformity. This is where dynamic forms deplatform the status quo. The exhibit is a series of pieces that represent the urgency of inclusion and embrace the antibody.”
ABOUT GINGER Q
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Ginger Q is a multidisciplinary artist and experiential designer who received her B.F.A. at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Ginger’s work concentrates on rethinking classics by blending and bending mediums in innovative combinations that defy prescribed compositions.
Growing up in LA, Ginger was constantly exposed to vibrant neon signs. Her interest peaked when her brother opened his signage company where she’d spend a large portion of her upbringing. Working alongside sign makers in the Valley, she delved into the world of signage and noticed she was often the only womxn in the workshop. She decided to create works that visually represent the urgency of equality, specifically in a time where womxn's rights are being questioned and actively threatened.
Ginger is interested in pushing the commercial roots of signage and expanding the boundaries of its material limitations. Her goal is to remove the static aspect of mounted wall neon and construct sculptures that connect various elements, such as plexi, concrete, and metal. Her sculptural interpretations of unconventional forms are seven-dimensional manifestations intended for transcendent souls only.
Ginger Q’s most recent project, “Cabroncita,” recontextualizes a classic 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup, creating a mobile sculpture that challenges established social gender boundaries. The motivation behind this piece was to dismantle misogyny by putting womxn behind the driver’s seat and giving them control to lead the way. *This truck is a bad girl vehicle made to pave the way for womxn disrupting the status-quo. Click through here to see full creative production credits.