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 will lead a walkthrough of “Fluid Boundaries” on Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. 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 in person or online.
On Friday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., during Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk, Yim will offer a free drop-in chalk art activity 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, as well as in group exhibitions at the Drawing Center, Feature, Ise Cultural Foundation, Mitchell Algus Gallery, BRIC, and Mark Borghi Gallery, among others. She is a recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant, and The New York Foundation of the Arts Painting Fellowship. She holds a B.F.A. in painting from Philadelphia College of Art.
“Fluid Boundaries” is on view at BMAC through October 10.
Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. BMAC is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10-4. Admission is on a “pay-as-you-wish” basis. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.
BMAC is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Allen Bros. Oil, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the Four Columns Inn, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Beer Co.