Reception for Larry Blackwood: Synthesizing Icons
- Friday, February 23, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
- Melvin Graduate Art Studios, Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery - view map
The MSU School of Art and the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery are pleased to present Larry Blackwood: Synthesizing Icons. Please join us to celebrate the latest innovative creations by Larry Blackwood on view at a public reception, Friday, February 23rd, 2018 from 5:30. Refreshments will be provided.
According to Blackwood, these new composite photographs illustrate a new direction for the artist:
"With my composite photographic images I am able to move past the traditional boundaries of the medium of photography, opening new paths for expressing my creative thoughts. The animal world (particularly crows, ravens, and magpies), symbology, and references to literary, cultural, and mythological icons form the basis of my creations.
I use symbols and abstract shapes to move the images beyond mere documentation of the subjects. For backgrounds, I draw on a photographic library of textures and colors patterns that I have acquired over the years. Recently, I have begun to incorporate elements from classic paintings in the compositions as well. In all cases the goal is to create a story or concept in the viewer’s mind that takes them far beyond the constraints of representational photographs.”
Blackwood is a self-trained artist, though he has practiced photography for over 40 years. Since 2003, Blackwood has shown throughout the state of Montana, including the Emerson and the Holter Museum of Art; nationally, including Texas, Kansas, California, and Idaho; and internationally in China. Blackwood currently resides in Bozeman and has become a fixture in the local art scene.
The Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery is located on the west side of 19th Ave. Head west on Garfield and take a left at the blue MSU School of Agriculture sign. Continue on the dirt road until you reach an intersection with another sign indicating the Melvin Graduate Art Studios located to the right. After turning right, pass the equestrian and Farrier building until you read the Melvin Graduate Art Studios. Please drive under 15 mph once you leave Garfield St.
Waller-Yoblonsky Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM / Closed on Weekends
For more information on this exhibition, or on the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery in general, please visit www.hecgallery.com or follow the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery on Facebook or Instagram . For further questions, please email the Gallery Director, Ella Watson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the School of Arts at (406) 994-4501.