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Julie Blackmon – New Work


photo-eye Gallery Julie Blackmon – New Work photo-eye Gallery is pleased to introduce three new works by Julie Blackmon. Blackmon's works have often focused on the social, cultural and familial, but the tumultuous political landscape of the United States and the world have challenged Blackmon to turn her eye to political themes for the first time – and the results make an impact

South & Pershing Street, 2017 – © Julie Blackmon
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to introduce three new works by Julie Blackmon. According to the Los Angeles Times, Blackmon's images are “absorbing, meticulously orchestrated slices of ethnographic theater ... that abound with tender humor but also shrewdly subtle satire.” Blackmon's works have often focused on the social, cultural and familial, but the tumultuous political landscape of the United States and the world have challenged Blackmon to turn her eye to political themes for the first time – and the results make an impact.

Sidewalk, 2017 – © Julie Blackmon
“When I began taking pictures,” Blackmon says, “ I was primarily interested in documenting the lives of my five sisters and myself as we raised families in the Ozarks in the 21st century. My goal was to capture the mythical in the ordinary, and I gradually began introducing narrative strands into the photos, hoping to create visual fables that reflected deeper truths. I wanted to explore and critique the way we live today, so there have always been snakes lurking in the backyard gardens of my imagination—someone once told me that my work was one part Norman Rockwell and one part Norman Bates.”

Weeds, 2017 – © Julie Blackmon
Blackmon’s latest works retain her signature combination of compelling visual allure and subtly off-kilter incidents—in some cases with a more serious edge, as the artist probes the fever dreams of a restless nation. Still hewing to her deliberately restricted, yet ever expressive, palette of subjects—jungle-gym jealousies, yard-sale intrigues and sibling smackdowns—Blackmon finds ample room to explore political developments.

All three new works are currently available at their introductory prices in the following editions:

24x31"
Edition of 10
Starting at $4,000

36x46" 
Edition of 7
Starting at $6,500

44x57"
Edition of 5
Starting at $9,000

Print prices are accurate at the time of posting, but will change as editions sell; please contact Gallery Staff for the most current price and availability for each image listed in today's release.


Contact photo-eye Gallery: 505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com




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