Anya Tish Gallery presents Lillian Warren: "They Woke Up and Started Dreaming" opening reception

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Lillian Warren: "They Woke Up and Started Dreaming" opening reception
Lillian Warren, "I Think That He Thinks He Can Just Do It," 2017. Acrylic on Mylar, 36 x 48"
Photo courtesy of Lillian Warren

Anya Tish Gallery will present "They Woke Up and Started Dreaming," a solo exhibition of Houston-based painter Lillian Warren. In her newest body of work, Warren constructs abrupt narratives in colorful, anxiety-driven and relatable character studies.

Representing an antithesis to her previous series, "Wait-scapes," Warren’s newest series features characters who interact energetically with their surroundings and with each other rather than being isolated and disconnected. Composed in both traditional and graphic novel formats, the series displays a range of exaggerated human movements and facial expressions frozen in time, consuming the works with a sense of anticipation and anxiety. As a personal nod to her locale, Warren incorporates familiar faces from the Houston art scene. The viewer is left to wonder as to the circumstances of each situation and feels a “familiar yet unexplained” connection to each character.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through June 23. There will also be an artist reception on May 26 at 2 pm.

Event Details



Anya Tish Gallery
4411 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Ticket Info

Admission is free.