3.08.2012

JULIE BLACKMON: New Work at Fahey/Klein

Queen, 2010
Photograph © Julie Blackmon

Night Movie, 2011
Photograph © Julie Blackmon

New work from photographer Julie Blackmon’s ongoing series “Domestic Vacations” depicts imagined, as well as autobiographical, narratives inspired by the hectic and multifaceted domestic life of her own family. “As an artist and as a mother,” Blackmon states “I believe life’s most poignant moments come from the ability to fuse fantasy and reality: to see the mythic amidst the chaos.”

"The painterly influences of Julie Blackmon’s work are further emphasized by the large scale of the works being exhibited including four Archival Pigment Print photographs each measuring over 4 ½ feet tall and six feet wide. Blackmon states, "The paintings of Steen, along with those of other Dutch and Flemish genre painters, helped inspire this body of work. As Steen’s personal narratives of family life depicted nearly 400 years ago, the conflation of art and life is an area I have explored in photographing the everyday life of my family and the lives of my sisters and their families at home. These images are both fictional and auto-biographical, and reflect not only our lives today and as children growing up in a large family, but also move beyond the documentary to explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives, both imagined and real.”'

3 comments:

Caio Fern said...

fascinating

Meera Rao said...

so whimsical ! Thanks for sharing.

José A. López Picardo said...

GREAT!