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Wally Workman Gallery Presents Menagerie by Printmaker Julia Lucey

The California printmaker brings the wildlife of her home state to Austin in her new exhibit, on display this January

Wally Workman Gallery is starting the year off with wonder by presenting the works of printmaker Julia Lucey. From January 7 through January 29, the space will host Lucey’s pieces as part of their regular programming that highlights artists with a month-long solo exhibition.

Visit the gallery based in a 120-year-old house in Austin’s Arts District and witness a display of skillfully crafted imagery expressing love for Earth’s creations. Lucey’s new series depicts an artistic menagerie that explores the ideas of migration and invasive species amongst the flora and fauna native to her home state of California. Her colorful and dreamlike works of art each convey an admiration and fascination for natural life.

Lucey’s process involves precisely cutting and layering her intricate aquatint etching onto a panel. The results are complex and graceful designs that examine how the natural world coexists.

“Printmakers thrive on process, as do collage artists. They are individually quite laborious pursuits and Julia Lucey miraculously combines both,” shares Rachel Stephens. “The result is a layered menagerie that is at once a visual education on the variability of printmaking as well as a fablelike call to environmental conservation.”

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