Julie Blackmon: Homegrown September 6 — November 2, 2013
We are pleased to present Homegrown, our third exhibition of work by Julie Blackmon, whose images of her children, nieces, nephews and friends, have transfixed the art world. Blackmon, herself the oldest of nine children, balances her role as a mother of three and an artist, referencing family life and the circumstances it creates. Chaos, disorder, fantasies, social gatherings, game playing, all of these scenarios continue to dominate Blackmon’s work, which we first witnessed in her series, Domestic Vacations (Radius Books, 2008). Elegance, triumphs, dangers and solace mix with fantasy, where nothing is quite as it seems. Like Alice in her wonderland, Blackmon’s children appear in reality and fantasy, engrossed in their fictitious worlds.
Influenced by Jan Steen and 17th c. Dutch paintings, Blackmon also credits Edward Gorey, Tim Burton and Federico Fellini, who stated, “the things that are most real to me are the ones that I invented… even lies are interesting, eloquent and revealing, just as much as what is considered the truth.” By looking at her family through the lens of fiction, Blackmon reveals her own truth and one that seems to resonate with audiences’ worldwide.
Since 2005, Julie Blackmon has received overwhelming critical acclaim. Her works are part of numerous collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), George Eastman House International Museum of Photography (Rochester, NY), Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, OH), Cleveland Museum of Art and The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL).
All images prior to 2011 are available in various sizes. Square format pieces are available as 22 x 22" and 32 x 32" pigment prints made in editions of 25 and 10, respectively. Horizontal images are available as 22 x 29", 32 x 42" and 40 x 53" pigments prints made in editions of 25, 10 and 5, respectively. Pieces range in price from $3100 to $10,000, depending on size and availability.
All images from 2011 onward are available as 22 x 29", 32 x 42" and 40 x 53" pigments prints made in editions of 15, 10 and 5, respectively. Pieces range in price from $3500 to $10,000, depending on size and availability.
Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces. Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.