We're pleased to annoucne the opening of You really livin: A world that was always full of yellow sun, green trees, a blue sea and black people, a solo exhibition by Alexis Pye at Lawndale Art Center here in Houston. Please join us at the opening celebration on Friday, February 3 from 6-8pm at Lawndale. This event co-celebrates the concurrent opening of Tay Butler: Contest, also on view in Lawndale's galleries.
The title pulls from Jamaica Kincaid’s On the Necessity of Gardening: An of Art, Botany and Cultivation (Valiz 2021), where she writes of the Dominican Republic as “a world that was always full of yellow sun, green trees, a blue sea and black people.” In Pye’s words, this exhibition’s title similarly references “the Yellow sun that seemed to peek out of the cloudy overcast days in Detroit, lush trees that lined neighborhoods and took over abandoned houses, the Blue water of Bel Isle,” and the community of people who have gone in and out of Pye’s life.
You really livin is on view at Lawndale February 3 – March 11, 2023.
February 1, 2023