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, creative producers Think Tank Gallery identify artists that create impressive and highly shareable work with important messaging embedded in every Instagrammable moment. Alongside our decade of experience producing largescale art installations into which audiences may immerse themselves, and hundreds of millions of social shares and media impressions to capture and spread them, 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.
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After nearly 10 years in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, Think Tank Gallery has a brand new location in Little Tokyo with a focus on experimental, immersive environments. For its first solo concept production, they have invited neon artist and sculptor Ginger Q to imbue their 2700sqft of industrial space with a moody, transformative ecosystem of light, sound, and introspection.
ThINK TANK’s tradition of sharply clever brand collaborations also continues with Ginger’s Antibodies, and the project invites NATIONAL COMPANIES, LOCAL event producers, and talent agencies to join in this exploration.
Antibodies will be the local fabricator’s largest solo project to date, and will reimagine the layout of the DTLA venue, converting its very infrastructure – lighting, pathways, and wayfinding signage – into a narrative that reimagines our navigation of modern social structures. This newfound approach to societal navigation does not actively destroy norms, but rather builds pathways out of their imminent ruins.
Just as antibodies protect and heal our biological forms, Ginger’s project of the same name protects all peoples from a national gut biome that has long been in need of an insightful transplant. Playing on the term, Antibodies also recognizes our collective tendency to objectify certain bodies (often at the subconscious expense of others), by presenting a new look on body acceptance with application to biological systems of natural healing.
Antibodies represents an attempt to scale this biological analogy, an evolved understanding which all people carry in our DNA, to a level of national comprehension. Ginger’s approach to environmental creation touches the infrastructure of the environment itself as her cohesive presentation overtakes the building like a healing agent injected directly into its bloodstream. No guests will leave the experience without bringing this “body’s” healing outside with them, into their everyday lives.
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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.
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