Julie Blackmon returns to Chicago!

Labor Day has come and gone, and tomorrow night will officially kick off the fall art season! We are proud to present Homegrown, new photographs by Julie Blackmon. The exhibition runs from September 6 – November 2, 2013. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Friday, September 6, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Julie will also be present on Saturday, September 7 for a free artist talk in the gallery at Noon.

Garage Sale, 2013

Homegrown is our third exhibition of work by Julie Blackmon, whose images of her children, nieces, nephews and friends, have transfixed the art world. Blackmon, herself the oldest of nine children, balances her role as a mother of three and an artist, referencing family life and the circumstances it creates. Chaos, disorder, fantasies, social gatherings, game playing, all of these scenarios continue to dominate Blackmon’s work, which we first witnessed in her series, Domestic Vacations (Radius Books, 2008). Elegance, triumphs, dangers and solace mix with fantasy, where nothing is quite as it seems. Like Alice in her wonderland, Blackmon’s children appear in reality and fantasy, engrossed in their fictitious worlds.

Homegrown Food, 2012

Julie Blackmon: Homegrown
September 6 – November 2, 2013

Opening Reception with Artist
Friday, September 7, 5:00-8:00pm

Artist Talk in the Gallery
Saturday, September 7, Noon

You can see all the work included in Homegrown on CEG’s website.