Alyson Bucharest, Sauha Lee, Kiyoshi Whitley
Curated by Catherine de Montreuil
Nov 25, 2023 – Feb 3, 2024
Opening Reception November 25 7PM
UNIT/PITT is pleased to present the group exhibition Blue Greens Workers with works by Alyson Bucharest, Sauha Lee, and Kiyoshi Whitley. The presentation of Blue Greens Workers marks UNIT/PITT’s inaugural exhibition at our new gallery location, following three years of remote operations. Please join us for our opening reception on November 25 at 7PM, which will feature a Free Shelf Divination Cards session led by Sauha Lee.
Blue Greens Workers is dedicated to all those who pursue art-making alongside their day jobs.
Alyson Bucharest lives and working on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and is creative through a process based practice.
Sauha is the daughter of Chinese immigrant parents from Peru and Hong Kong. She is an artist, designer and gardener based on the unceded traditional territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. Sauha searches for ancestral catharsis through making, looking more closely at waste and adhoc constructions, investigating the nature of manual labour, and envisioning a more livable and equitable future. Harnessing the poetics of repurposing, she confronts what feels disconnected. She gathers local plants, textiles, and discarded things. As well, a big part of why she makes art is to collaborate and explore what it means to build community. Day to day she works as a certified horticultural technician, and is a graduate from Emily Carr University (2016 BDes).
Kiyoshi Whitley utilizes architecture, constructed or found, in his performances. Influenced by history, memory and gentrification in Vancouver, Kiyoshi negotiates spaces and memories in his work–in situ. His work addresses the space, as it is occupied by the audience’s bodies and his own, as well as the architecture that is the container that appears to be invisible, or neutral.
Exhibition documentation by Natasha Katedralis.