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Inspired by 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings of domestic life, Julie Blackmon photographs carefully orchestrated tableaus that feature members of her own family and are imbued with a sense of the uncanny. Blackmon’s "Domestic Vacations" series (2008), for example, shows a world saturated with color, filled with toys and candy and populated by mischievously deadpan children. As she explains, her work combines the fantasies and realities of domesticity: “These images are both fictional and autobiographical and [. . .] explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives, both imagined and real.”

Selected exhibitions
2020
Julie Blackmon: Talent ShowRobert Mann Gallery
Julie Blackmon - ImprovisingHaw Contemporary
2017
Julie Blackmon: Fake WeatherRobert Mann Gallery
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South & Pershing St., 2017

Archival pigment print
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26 × 33 in
66 × 83.8 cm
Edition of 10
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36 × 46 in
91.4 × 116.8 cm
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44 × 57 in
111.8 × 144.8 cm
Edition of 5
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Location
Seattle
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Medium

Inspired by 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings of domestic life, Julie Blackmon photographs carefully orchestrated tableaus that feature members of her own family and are imbued with a sense of the uncanny. Blackmon’s "Domestic Vacations" series (2008), for example, shows a world saturated with color, filled with toys and candy and populated by mischievously deadpan children. As she explains, her work combines the fantasies and realities of domesticity: “These images are both fictional and autobiographical and [. . .] explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives, both imagined and real.”

Selected exhibitions (3)
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