We had the good fortune of connecting with Gregory Price and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gregory, how do you think about risk?
The experimental nature of my studio practice has taught me to reevaluate what risk means, and its relationship to what is personally defined as failure. Those difficult moments can offer monumental shifts in perception as opposed to simply reveling in the success of an expected outcome. Naturally the successes are important, but it’s that mental space energized and informed by the inherent risk of potential failure which drives innovation within my approach to a material. What is initially perceived as a misstep often leaves clues to something unexpectedly interesting, providing inspiration for future directions.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I absorb and articulate mental and physical stresses of modern life into abstract language, which is translated to the material via a vocabulary of manipulation. The daily and practical interaction between the viewer and glass initiates an association to the work, employing curious examination as a pathway toward an intuitive recognition of a visual conversation. The inherent resilience and fragility of glass shares a paradox of the human experience serving to strengthen the connection.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I tend to run to nature when I find time off so my recommendations usually revolve around the public lands available to all of us, and even more so in 2020. Los Angeles is home to some iconic state parks along the coast and in the mountains, with many others within a few hours drive. The public and private cultural institutions will always be a draw, especially when normality returns.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Dedicated to my family for all their love, support, and patience along the way.
Brian Konoske, Christopher Bliss