Phillia Yi’s color woodcuts are being shown in two exhibitions in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester campus. “Falling Gardens”, an exhibition of her most recent work, will be on display in the gallery @ the art music library from December 4th through January 18th. In the PasSage Gallery, selected works by Yi have been on exhibit since September and will continue through the school year. A reception for both exhibitions will be held on Thursday December 6th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Art/Music Library on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library.
Drawing on her experience as a Korean woman living in the United States and caught between two cultures, Phillia Yi creates large abstract prints that reflect these cultural tensions. She uses color, pattern and texture to create richly nuanced works that are soft and beautiful, yet full of energy and spirit. Technically she works with contemporary woodcut techniques on luan mahogany plywood, and prints on heavy rag paper with an etching press.
Phillia Yi teaches printmaking in the studio arts program at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. In 2006, Yi was one the artists chosen for the “Rochester Biennial” at the Memorial Art Gallery, and her work has been exhibited at numerous museums and galleries including the Art Center Gallery at Dartmouth College, Boston University, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, and the Seoul Museum of Fine Arts.
Hours for the gallery @ the art music library are:
From December 26th until January 15th the gallery will be open 9 am – 5pm weekdays (closed weekends, December 24-25th and December 31-January 1st).