Silver and Ink
Exhibit Dates: January January 10-March 1, 2014
Photo Methode Gallery is located in the Flatbed building, 2830 East MLK Blvd 78702
Artist’s Reception: January 24, 6-8pm
Christa Blackwood’s evocative landscapes are featured in the photo gravure series, Naked Lady: A Dot Red Series. She showcases the vernacular image of the “figure” in a landscape, modified to examine the commodification and ubiquitous use of the female form in art and culture. Also on display will be The Boys of Collodion, a set of small tintypes-4×5’s and photogravures made from the small tintype images.
As a photographer, I see many images of nude women as provocative, not because they are titillating, but because they are so common. I want to shift the paradigm on what is significant in images of women. So much emphasis is placed on women’s physicality. I am more interested in images of women that focus on what they actually do: their accomplishments, skills and intellects. – Christa Blackwood