On October 8, 2022, the Museum of Neon Art hosts an opening reception for “Leticia Maldonado: The Storytellers.” The exhibition will be on display through February 11, 2023. 

Artwork by Leticia Maldonado

This is the first solo museum exhibition for the artist. Maldonado challenges the conventions of sculpture as well as the constraints of the medium of neon through her multimedia works. In this exhibition, life-size sculptural forms made out of neon, plexiglass, found objects, and vintage technology speak to narratives that bind memory, intimacy, and history.

For the past ten years, Leticia Maldonado has honed a unique approach to art making which marries an interest in multimedia, as well as her skill at bending intricate, three-dimensional forms out of neon glass. The motifs of the human figure, roses, and birds often repeat and overlap in her work in order to create line-based sculptures that shift depending on the viewer’s perspective. In this exhibition, Maldonado mines her biography to offer various perspectives on loss through three sculptural installations. “Leticia Maldonado’s work is emblematic of the dynamic work being produced in neon today, as well as the vibrancy of this art form which has been passed down for the past 100 years. Leticia is an incredibly accomplished neon bender, as well as a fascinating artist invested in pushing the limits of her practice,” states MONA Executive Director Corrie Siegel.

On view: October 8, 2022 – February 11, 2023

What: “Leticia Maldonado: The Storytellers”
Where: MONA, 216 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 90039
Website: https://store.neonmona.org