Kathryn Polk: Narrative Lithographs

Kathryn Polk: Narrative Lithographs . January 9-February 2, 2020

Polk grew up in the South during the 1950s and 60s when expectations for women to achieve a position other than domestic caregiver was highly unusual, and often frowned upon. This had a lasting effect on Polk and her lithographs are narratives that emerged from memories of this era. Each piece contains dozens of her unique symbols, for example: flames, needle and thread, logs, prickly pear pads, helicopter seeds, tattoos and spilled milk. Polk has created a visual language for the Southern female experience and one that reminds us of how far we have come and how far we have yet to go.

Kathryn Polk: Narrative Lithographs is presented in conjunction with PrintAustin, a city-wide event showcasing traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking. 

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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 Mallory Page as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Ian Shults.

Parking is available in the front lot as well as the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan St. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.