[Not a ‘disabled artist’] As a disabled person Price has worked with disability arts organisations & artists with impairments navigating a disabling society. Price makes work about their own lived experience with psychosis, autism, & brain damage caused by the treatments for these conditions: navigating making an alien experience relatable. Working within these areas taught Price to “think outside of the box” as people who are ignored in society have no platform for their message.
Within the discourse of “outreach”, Price is asking not for ‘gestures’ to fit these challenges but for fine art to fundamentally examine how to adjust itself in the initial stages of creation and presentation. These cogitations would have the cumulative effect of making the artists’ work inclusive & approachable to a more diverse/larger audience: not charity or gimmick but thoughtful consideration that references history & contemporary practices to improve the artwork, enable artists to have a larger cultural impact, & build a platform that extends the reach & engagement of the message. Price states that by prioritising the exposure of an artwork in this way it has the added advantage of benefiting others & breaking down barriers, while contributing to the growth of the cultural industry & performing a cultural service/duty.
Price’s practice seeks out original insights into the audience & methods of production that address urgent challenges facing both artist & artworld, contributing to the evolution of the industry, & adding an alternate & controversial perspective to ongoing debates.