Happy Days

Happy Days

Alexis E. Mabry (b. 1985) grew up in up in Dallas, Texas. She explores social stereotypes in identity through observation, anecdote, and personal introspection. Finding the idea of a person more compelling when it lives in this popular imagination, with a tenuous connection to lived reality. Her work pulls from both personal experiences here and those imagined identities. Being a female BMX rider, she explores feminine roles in male dominated activities.

The work draws from the languages of painting, soft sculpture, and craft. She uses traditional art mediums as well as found and thrift materials. This mix allows for a “do it yourself” approach to forming identity, one which accommodates both creation and pastiche. She collects stories, views, and things that she encounters in her community and landscape that resonate with these shifting identities.