About the Work
Blue Willow Yolo, 2015
Three color screen print on paper
OTHER PATRON PRINTS
Jiha Moon – Atlanta, GA
Much like Jiha Moon’s artistic enterprise, the popular blue willow pattern on china was a heavily romanticized view of China, created by 18th century British artists. It is only appropriate that Moon would commandeer this strategy in reverse. The artist’s description of the concept behind the print:
“For this print project, I wanted to create a circular image that reminds people of a ceramic blue willow plate. I have adjusted and changed many elements on the blue willow pattern and you will see unexpected images that I added such as a monster peach, peach shaped angry birds and mythical Asian dogs throughout the drawing. The blue willow pattern is a perfect example of exchanging cultures between East and West. I loved using the monochromatic color blue which is an “exotic” color to me as I think of westerners (blue eyes!). I also added “Yolo” (Internet slang for You Only Live Once) mimicking Korean Hangul that can be easily read in alphabet.”
Born and raised in Daegu, Korea, Jiha Moon lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Korea University in Seoul, Korea. She was featured in the Fall 2015 Halsey Institute exhibition Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Asia Society, New York City, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia; and the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2011, Moon was the recipient of a prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant. She is represented by Curator’s Office in Washington, D.C., Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and Ryan Lee Gallery in New York, New York.
ABOUT THE PATRON PRINT PROGRAM:
Each year we offer a new set of limited edition prints available exclusively to our members at the Postmodernist level and up. Artists who have been a part of the Halsey Institute’s programming have specially created these prints for us. Beginning at the POSTMODERNIST level ($350), you may choose from one of the prints we have available. Many of the prints are featured on the walls of our hall of Patron Prints located on the first floor of The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, just down the hall of the Halsey Institute. Gradually, you can build your art collection while supporting adventurous contemporary art in Charleston! For more information, please contact Tatjana Beylotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-953-5652.