G. Gibson Projects
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(American, b. 1966) Julie Blackmon is a photographer who lives and works in Springfield, Missouri. Blackmon’s photographs are inspired by her experience of growing up in a large family, her current role as both mother and photographer, and the timelessness of family dynamics. As the oldest of nine children and mother to three, Blackmon uses her own family members and household to “move beyond the documentary to explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives.”
Blackmon aims to re-contextualize classical art-historical motifs by melding them with popular culture and the personal experience of her own frenzied upbringing. Influenced by the masters of the Dutch Renaissance, most specifically the work of Jan Steen, Blackmon infuses her work with a distinctively Dutch sense of light, palette and use of iconography. Also influenced by the Modernist painter Balthus, Blackmon crafts busy scenes in which time stands still – leaving the viewer to anticipate what might happen in the next moment.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Henry Art Gallery, and the Microsoft Art Collection. Artist monographs to date include Domestic Vacations (2008) and Homegrown (2014), both published by Radius Books.
ABOUT THE GALLERY: The G. Gibson Gallery opened to the public in August, 1991. In the fall of 2019 we closed our retail gallery and re-opened as G. Gibson Projects, a "by appointment" viewing space located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. Owner Gail Gibson has a background in art history, painting, and photography, and worked as director of the Weston Gallery in CA from 1987-1991.
In this new phase, we continue to represent and promote both contemporary artists + secondary market works as we connect with private collectors, corporations, and institutions. We are available to discuss your collecting goals – whether you are considering your first purchase of original art, adding to an established collection, or seeking to downsize through secondary market consignments.
Additionally, G. Gibson Projects curates and showcases physical and online exhibits through partnerships with local arts organizations and alternative spaces. Please join our mailing list and/or follow us on social media to receive regular updates.
G. Gibson Projects is normally open by appointment, however this year we are primarily working via online through email, Instagram and by phone 206-587-4033. We are able to ship artwork purchases – nationally and internationally. We also make local deliveries to client’s homes in the Seattle area, taking care to do this in a responsible manner. The viewing room will reopen later this year. August 1, 2021 marked our 30th year in business.