Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is pleased to present an artist talk with Lucas Blalock. Blalock works with both analog and digital processes to explore the contradictions as well as the unique possibilities of photography. He creates images that interrupt the viewer’s aesthetic experience through digital manipulation and the juxtaposition of similar colors, shapes, textures, and patterns—disruptions which allow viewers to look beyond subject matter to the medium itself, questioning the veracity and inherent limitations of photography.
Lucas Blalock (born in Ashville, North Carolina, 1978) attended Bard College, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and University of California, Los Angeles, and has exhibited at venues including the Dallas Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and MoMA PS1. Blalock has recently had solo exhibitions at Ramiken Crucible, New York, and White Flag Projects, St. Louis, and has an upcoming exhibition at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels. His work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, New Yorker, Art In America, Aperture, Frieze, Mousse, Monopol, and Foam. Blalock’s books include Inside the White Cub (2014) and SPBH Book Club Vol. VII (2014). He lives and works in Brooklyn.
Image: Lucas Blalock, Edge of Town (r r), 2013