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Winter Group Show – Julie Blackmon and Mitch Dobrowner

photo-eye Gallery Winter Group Show – Julie Blackmon and Mitch Dobrowner As photo-eye Gallery's Winter Group Show, a survey of primarily new works by represented artists, enters its penultimate week, we are proud to highlight recent images from Julie Blackmon and Mitch Dobrowner.

Install view of Julie Blackmon's The Hamster Handbook at photo-eye Gallery.
As photo-eye Gallery's Winter Group Show enters its penultimate week, we are proud to highlight recent images from Julie Blackmon and Mitch Dobrowner. While Blackmon's colorful topical tableaux and Dobrowner's reverent black-and-white landscapes couldn't be more disparate in style, both artists are among the most lauded and collected photographers at photo-eye. We're thrilled to have three works by each artist currently installed.

The Winter Group Show is on view through next Saturday, March 24. » Read More about the WGS

Julie Blackmon

South & Pershing Street, 2017, Archival Pigment Print, 24x31" Image, Edition of 10, $4000 – Julie Blackmon
The three works by Julie Blackmon in the Winter Group Show are 2017's South and Pershing Street and Sidewalk, as well as a 32x42" edition of 2014's The Hamster Handbook. Blackmon's satirical and often humorous works have often focused on the social, cultural and familial, but the current tumultuous political landscape has challenged Blackmon to turn her eye to political themes for the first time in 2017 – and the results make an impact.

Sidewalk, 2017, Archival Pigment Print, 24x31" Image, Edition of 10, $4000 – 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.

“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…"
The Hamster Handbook, 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 24x31" Image, Edition of 15, $3500 – Julie Blackmon





Mitch Dobrowner

Shiprock, 2018, Archival Pigment Ink, 20x30" Image, Edition of 25, $2500 – Mitch Dobrowner

The three works by Mitch Dobrowner in our Winter Group Show include 2018's Shiprock and Volcano and Skeleton, as well as a large 19.5x50" print of 2014's Hailstorm – photographed here in New Mexico. Dobrowner's view of the western landscape, is often heroic, photographing striking geological structures as he seems to celebrate both their monumental form and resilience over time. His images are reverent, yielding an expression of Dobrowner's own respect for the beauty and importance of the land.

“While taking these images," Dobrowner says, speaking about his 2017 photographs "I was alone, not a person within sight. It was quiet and I was in awe of what I felt and what I was looking at. ”

Volcano and Skeleton, 2018, Archival Pigment Ink, 20x30" Image, Edition of 25, $2500 – Mitch Dobrowner
photo-eye is also incredibly proud that Mitch was selected to receive the 2018 Biennial's Grant. The Biennial´s Grant was conceived to fund and support photographers working on documentary, editorial and fine art projects. Our congratulations also to Dobrowner on being shortlisted for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards! Mitch is nominated in the Professional, Natural World & Wildlife category for his work Mammatus.

Hailstorm, 2014, Archival Pigment Ink, 19.5x50" Image, Edition of 5, $5000 – Mitch Dobrowner




Prices listed are subject to change as prints sell and editions are limited. For the most current information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff at 
505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com





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