The Gallery: Julie Blackmon at Catherine Edelman

The Gallery: Julie Blackmon at Catherine Edelman

Sarah Coffey
Apr 30, 2008

One of our favorite stops at Art Chicago was Catherine Edelman's booth. The River North gallerist has a great eye for photography, and for us Julie Blackmon is the pick of the litter. When we saw her Domestic Variations serious we actually laughed out loud. Apartment Therapy readers will appreciate her sense of humor...

Top: Snowy Day, Pigment Ink Print, 22 x 22 inches
Rooster, Pigment Ink Print, 22 x 22 inches

A working mother of three, Blackmon is herself the oldest of nine children. We think it might have something to do with her funny and chaotic view of family life.

American Gothic, Pigment Ink Print, 22 x 25 inches

Julie Blackmon's photos say something that can't quite come across in words, but instantly resonates with people who are connected to family and home. Their mix of humor, stress, beauty, and just a little bit of chic design is right on.

Time Out, Pigment Ink Print, 22 x 22 inches

Blackmon uses her own children, friends, and relatives in her photos, and the personalities of family members are very present.

School Bus, Pigment Ink Print, 22 x 25 inches
Floatie, Pigment Ink Print, 22 x 22 inches

Prices are in the low-to-mid thousands. For more of Julie Blackmon's work at Catherine Edelman Gallery (300 West Superior Street), click here.

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