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Opening Reception: Alexis Pye: Visions via Riding High

February 23, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free

Alexis Pye: Visions via Riding High
opening reception: Friday, February 23, 6-8 pm
on view: February 23–April 20, 2024

Visions via Riding High is a series of works by Alexis Pye that deals with the relationship between cars and memory based on concrete sights with embellishments that lie in the fantastic. Using the backdrop of Tom’s Market, a now-defunct corner store nestled in the neighborhood of the east side of Detroit as a setting, the car becomes a moving exploration of Black culture within and outside of its marginalized constructs. Constructs that often dictate what Black culture is but does not often fully represent it. These images challenge perceived ideas of Blackness that are constantly moving forward and becoming looser and abstract. Blackness is a vehicle, and if you are not careful it will speed right by you.

Artist Bio

Alexis Pye (born 1995, Detroit, MI) is a Houston-based artist whose practice explores the tradition of portraiture to express the Black body outside of its social constructs. Placing her subjects in leisurely, luscious, nature-rich and even fantastical settings, her works evoke playfulness, wonder and Blackness, as well as the joys amidst adversity. Her formal strategies include an integration of mixed media within painting, including embroidery and punch-stitch needlework.

Pye received her BFA in Painting from the University of Houston in 2018. Her first solo institutional exhibition, You really livin: A world that was always full of yellow sun, green trees, and blue sea and black people, debuted at Lawndale Art Center in Spring 2023.

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.artleaguehouston.org/alexis-pye-visions-via-riding-high

Venue

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Phone
4694220865
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Other

State
Texas
City
Houston
Contact Email (for internal use only)
Zhaira@artleaguehouston.org

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