photo-eye Gallery New Images from Julie Blackmon: Laying Out and Pool photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce the release of two new works by Julie Blackmon: Laying Out and Pool.
|Laying Out, 2015 – Julie Blackmon|
photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce the release of two new works by Julie Blackmon: Laying Out (above) and Pool (below). Julie Blackmon's fantastic and surreal color tableaux comment on the contemporary American family. Blackmon's signature style combines narrative elements and intricately detailed compositions with a sly sense of humor. View the entire Homegrown online portfolio here.
|Pool, 2015 – Julie Blackmon|
Blackmon describes the Homegrown series like this:
"The stress, the chaos, and the need to simultaneously escape and connect are issue that I investigate in this body of work. We live in a culture where we are both 'child centered' and 'self-obsessed.' The struggle between living in the moment versus escaping to another reality is intense since these two opposites strive to dominate. Caught in the swirl of soccer practices, play dates, work, and trying to find our way in our 'make-over' culture, we must still create the space to find ourselves. The expectations of family life have never been more at odds with each other. These issues, as well as the relationship between the domestic landscape of the past and present, are issues I have explored in these photographs. I believe there are moments that can be found throughout any given day that bring sanctuary. It is in finding these moments amidst the stress of the everyday that my life as a mother parallels my work as an artist, and where the dynamics of family life throughout time seem remarkably unchanged. As an artist and as a mother, I believe life’s most poignant moments come from the ability to fuse fantasy and reality: to see the mythic amidst the chaos."–Julie Blackmon
Both new works by Blackmon are currently available at their introductory pricing tiers in the following editions:
22x29 in. (edition of 10)
32x42 in. (edition of 7)
40x50 in. (edition of 5)
For more information and to purchase prints please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly at 505.988.5152 x 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org