Julie Blackmon‘s work is defined by its signature style of compelling visual allure and subtly off-kilter incidents fused together with sly wit into strange, wry, and whimsical stories of everyday moments. She captures the mythical within the everyday, creating visual narratives concealing deeper truths. Drawing influence from her own family life, the Dutch master Jan Steen and French modernist painter, Balthus, Blackmon creates photographs that have an air of a past era — perhaps the 1950’s or ’60s — yet her use of 21st-century iconography tells us that they are quite contemporary.
Julie Blackmon lives and works in Springfield, Missouri. The artistʼs work is found in numerous museums and public collections including the George Eastman House; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; the Portland Art Museum; and the Musée Français de la Photographie in Bièvres, France. She was named American Photo’s “Emerging Photographer of 2008” and one of PDN’s “30 New and Emerging Photographers” in 2007, and has been the recipient of various awards including first prize from The Santa Fe Center for Photography in the Project Competition in 2006. Blackmon has had two monographs published, the first of which sold out, Domestic Vacations (Radius Books, 2008) and Homegrown (Radius Books co-published with Robert Mann Gallery, 2014).
Robert Mann Gallery
14 East 80th Street, Penthouse
New York, NY 10075