BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present two events with New York-based artist Mie Yim in connection with the exhibit “Fluid Boundaries”: a walkthrough of the exhibit on Aug. 4 and a chalk art activity during Gallery Walk on Aug. 5.
Yim describes the paintings in “Fluid Boundaries” as a blend of the adorable and the unsettling, the real and the dreamlike, the figurative and the abstract.
Describing the figure in “Tequila Hangover,” one of the paintings featured in the exhibit, Yim said, “She morphed from a Hello Kitty marshmallow into a prognathous smiling topiary with a tequila hangover.” The artist said about another painting, “Rorschach,” that “there are many secret faces and heads that are tucked in that will be found if one looks at the painting for a while.”
Yim's walkthrough on Thursday, Aug. 4, will be at 7 p.m., both in person at BMAC and via Zoom. The talk is free and open to the public. Register at brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124 x101 to participate.
On Friday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., during Brattleboro's Gallery Walk, the free drop-in chalk art activity will take place on the sidewalks outside BMAC. The artist will provide vibrant chalk pastels and invite attendees of all ages to draw anything they would like.
At the end of the event, Yim will draw a connecting form to join the images, creating what she describes as “a giant, crazy community tree.”
Yim's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Olympia Gallery, Ground Floor Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, and Villa Magdalena in San Sebastian, Spain, among others.
She is a recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant, and The New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Philadelphia College of Art.
“Fluid Boundaries” is on view at BMAC through October 10.