Lillian Warren, Parables & Everyday Stories
Anya Tish Gallery is pleased to announce "Parables & Everyday Stories", the third solo-exhibition of Houston-based multidisciplinary artist, Lillian Warren. In her most recent body of work, the artist utilizes the iconography, brilliant colors, and elaborate designs of medieval manuscripts as a stage for the exploration of everyday contemporary life, often incorporating familiar faces from the Houston art scene. Warren’s working process combines photography, video, and her own painting technique. Acting as a director of sorts, Warren takes photographs of several individuals amid improvisational interactions. She then begins to draft her compositions, piecing together different individuals and often repeating the same subject in different positions within the ornate maze-like scenery. A slippery fluid acrylic is then applied to Mylar which, having a penchant to pool, creates visible forms but tends to abstract the figures. Warren’s artwork has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the United States, in venues such as: Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL and The Assistance League of Houston, Houston, TX, among many others.