Patrick Painter, Inc., is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Won Ju Lim, made possible with support from the Media Arts Fellowship, a program of the Tribeca Film Institute founded and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.
For her fifth solo show at the gallery, Lim will be presenting a large-scale installation in the West gallery and in the East Gallery she will exhibit a series of new sculptures and collages. Lim's work consistently explores the body's relationship to space, time and memory through the terms of architecture, sculpture and atmosphere. As a part of the Media Arts Fellowship, she traveled to five European cities, each of which uniquely evokes the Northern Baroque architecture style: Dresden, Munich, St. Petersburg, Prague, and Vienna. The memory and the impression of her experience abroad was one of the direct inspirations for her new body of work. This, combined with her unique vision for a local Highland Park pet shop, resulted in Lim creating an experience where the interiors of the pet shop and the architectural motifs of the Northern Baroque intrude and interrupt one another, and as a result they ultimately come together.
Lim was born in Korea in 1968 and received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Woodbury University. She went on to receive her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1998. Her works have been featured in numerous solo exhibitions that include the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, in addition to group shows at the Hammer Museum, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Seoul Museum of Art. Lim currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 6 - 8pm in the East and West Galleries. For further information, please contact the gallery.