: PrintAustin: Jihye Lim and Laura Post

PrintAustin: Jihye Lim and Laura Post . January 8-30, 2022

In conjunction with the city-wide printmaking festival PrintAustin, we are excited to present a show with Korean artist Jihye Lim and Texas artist Laura Post. Lim and Post both employ a surreal use of the figure. Post's sculptures combine various printmaking techniques with cast handmade paper to expand the boundaries of the medium of print and redefine ideas of portraiture. Lim's exquisite mezzotints explore ideas of rest, depicting the figure physically becoming one with objects of leisure. 

Laura Post earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking and a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Studio Art and Asian Studies. Post uses her training in Chinese language and East Asian studies to incorporate traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Western printmaking and papermaking techniques in her work. Additionally, she uses invasive plant species from different ecological regions to create sustainable paper and pulp paintings.

Jihye Lim earned an MFA in Printmaking from Tokyo University of the Arts and a BFA in Printmaking from Hong-ik University in Korea. She has been awarded Grand Prizes at Print Competitions in both Japan and Korea. This is her first exhibition in the United States.

preview show· artists talk and show video

 

Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin's art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 50+ artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, and America Martin as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Ian Shults.

Parking is available in the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan Streets. There you will find three dedicated spots as well as other parking options. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.