Tag: Julie Blackmon

June 7th, Seattle: Artist Talk by Julie Blackmon


© 2013 Julie Blackmon

Photo Center NW
Artist Talk by Julie Blackmon
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: $10 General | $8 Members

“Join us for an artist lecture by Julie Blackmon at Photo Center NW, presented in partnership with G. Gibson Gallery. Blackmon’s exhibition “Undertow – New Work” at the G. Gibson Gallery runs through July 13, 2013.”

Photo Center NW
900 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122

April 12th, Los Angeles: Artist Talk by Julie Blackmon “The Power of Now and Other Tales From Home”

© 2012 Julie Blackmon

Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Artist Talk by Julie Blackmon
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm

Free and open to the public; tickets are required.  Online registration for this event begins Wednesday, April 4 at 12pm PT and Thursday, April 5 at 9:30am PT.

“The oldest of nine children and now a mother of three, photographer Julie Blackmon binds her past to her present with a portrait of domesticity depicting a compound of anxiety, ambivalence, and amusement.

In this lecture, Blackmon will discuss her start as a photographer, her process, influences and the source of her inspiration.”

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 10
Los Angeles, California 90067  [map]


March 15th, Houston: Reception & Artist Talks with Julie Blackmon, Bastienne Schmidt & Priya Kambali

Houston Center for Photography
Opening Reception Thursday, March 15th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Artist Talks Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

© 2012 Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon: The Power of Now and Other Tales from Home
Exhibition in the Main Gallery; on view until April 22nd.

Julie Blackmon’s images from The Power of Now and Other Tales from Homenarrate and amplify the tales of a contemporary household. The photographs are part fiction, part fact. Like a highly edited reality television show, they consist of rehearsed moments stitched together to create compressed and exaggerated scenes. Blackmon’s photographs shatter the idea of domestic perfection, an ideal that is sold through lifestyle magazines, consumer products, the media, and the retail world. Pop culture edits works toward perfection, while Blackmon’s edits showcase real flaws such as boredom, self-absorption, and obsession. Each of Blackmon’s photographs is a commentary on the conflicted imperatives of contemporary culture. They are tales from home, spun from art history, popular fiction, and personal experience.”

© 2012 Bastienne Schmidt

Bastienne Schmidt: Home Stills
Exhibition in Galleries X & Y: on view until April 22nd.

“Like Jack Kerouac in On the Road or Travis Henderson in Wim Wender’s Paris, Texas, Bastienne Schmidt’s character roams America’s suburban terrain. She demurely shields her face from the camera’s gaze, tempting us to daydream about her inner thoughts while we participate as curious onlookers in her journeys. We travel through Schmidt’s deadpan cinematic vignettes with an anonymous feminine creature who is forever discovering her local environs. In her series, Home Stills, Schmidt explores the ethos of America in relationship to nature, as well as American culture’s traditional and contemporary gender roles. In some photographs, Schmidt actualizes the yearnings for freedom of the foreigner who once wandered America before the onset of family duty. Introducing family into later scenes, Schmidt portrays life further along in the cycle of womanhood – seeking to find her purpose as a housewife through controlled experiments performed and photographed within her home.”

© 2012 Priya Kambali

Priya Kimbali: Color Falls Down
Exhibition in the Learning Center Gallery; on view until April 22nd.

“Pairing customs reminiscent of a different place and time with her contemporary American life, Priya Kambli foregrounds the ideas of displacement through storytelling. Kambli’s photographic language consists of entangled autobiographical artifacts that carry diverse temporal and cultural meanings. In front of the camera, Kambli dually performs her ancestors’ histories, as well as her own in attempts to journal what it means for her to be bicultural. She shuffles all of these journeyed objects – including her representation of self – to form a family tree of disjointed stories The juxtapositions of old and new bridge gaps in time and space, transforming the artist’s attachment to the past and present.”

Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77006  [map]
p: 713-529-4755

April 8th, Atlanta: Opening Reception for “Still Life” with Julie Blackmon, Michael Marshall, Alline Smithson and Maggie Taylor

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery [map]
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th, 2011, 7 pm

Exhibition will be up from April 8th to May 28th, 2011

An exhibition exploring the connection between photography and painting in the digital age.  Features the work of Julie Blackmon, Michael Marshall, Aline Smithson, and Maggie Taylor.


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