LOCATION: Visions West Contemporary - 2605 Walnut St
EVENT CATEGORY: Art Events
PAST DATES AND TIMES
- Fri, Apr 12, 2019 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce a three-person exhibition, Docufiction, featuring the work of Julie Blackmon, Drew Leshko, and Travis Walker. The exhibition dates are April 12th – May 18th, 2019. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 12th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Docufiction is a mash up of documentary and fiction, a central theme of each of the three artists. These artists reference the fantastic in the ordinary, the peculiarity in domestic life, and the escapism of another reality.
Julie Blackmon’s photographs are both fictional and auto-biographical at the same time. Blackmon’s interest in, “the conflation of art and life is an area I have explored in photographing the everyday life of my family.” The images are a wonderful balance of the reality combined with the fantastical elements of daily life. Julie Blackmon lives and works in Springfield, Missouri. Her work can be found in many museum collections and has been exhibited throughout United States. She was recently featured in New York Times Magazine.
Drew Leshko creates work the blurs the line between past and present. What was once real might no longer remain. Leshko work examines gentrification and preservation through creating documentary studies of architecture of buildings in transitional area. Leshko’s small scale work, similar to dollhouse specs, questions what is worth preserving. Drew Leshko lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited throughout and been extensively reviewed.
Travis Walker often references cinema and at the same time is documenting the American West thus creating images that are both real and imaginary at the same time. Tragedy and comedy often collide in Walker’s paintings. Travis Walker lives and works in Jackson, Wyoming. His work has been exhibited across the United States. Walker is the founder of the Tenton Art Lab based in Jackson, Wyoming.