Recent Exhibitions

The Universe Within, Group Exhibition at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, FL
Feb 13 - March 19, 2022

The Universe Within is not a definitive statement on who women-identifying and non-binary people of the Black diaspora are. Instead, it is a space that recognizes their limitless potential to be.This exhibition is a privileged glimpse into the wondrous multiformity within the spectrum of Black femininity and queerness.

Lydia C. Thompson’s “The Relic” series is an array of house-shaped sculptures that resemble working-class family homes in dilapidated and vacant states. She smashes her grandmother’s reclaimed ceramic figurines, most of which are indicative of a Eurocentric aristocratic lifestyle, into the rubble that fills the “houses.” The crushed ceramics convey bad memories, loss of family, unemployment, shattered dreams, and purging society of confederate monuments. 

Belonging Exhibition at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
February 20 - May 8, 2022

Belonging, the 2022 NCECA Annual, surveys the complexity and depth of the concept of belonging and its many interpretations. In this exhibition, artists explore the intangible and tangible approaches people engage in while developing and maintaining their sense of identity and connectedness across time and space.

Continuing Conversations at Mint Museum, Uptown Chrolotte, NC
December 23, 2021 - June 5, 2022

Continuing Conversations is designed to include works of art that spark conversation about relevant cultural happenings. Located in the Gorelick Galleries on Level 3 of Mint Museum Uptown, the gallery is divided into a project space with a thematic installation and a new works space that includes recent acquisitions.

Travelers, Constellation at Mint Museum, Uptown Charlotte, NC
May 13-  September 4, 2022

Constellation CLT is an exhibition series designed to connect visitors to The Mint Museum with artists in our community. The installations rotate three times per year and can be seen in six places at Mint Museum Uptown: in the entrance; at the foot of the Morrison Atrium escalator; and on the landings of the Mezzanine, Level 3 and Level 4, and The Mint Museum Store. 

The Travelers exhibition explores the responsibilities people hold to places: as witnesses, as citizens, as storytellers, as revolutionaries. Thompson encodes these messages into the objects that she makes, but in turn, she searches for meaning in the objects she finds. What stories can be found in a figurine passed down from grandmother to granddaughter? What dynamics resonate in a West African ceremonial mask that can also be found in a Noh theater mask?