Lucas Blalock’s work engages the fundamental mechanics of photography to bring both the picture and the pictured into sharper focus. He pursues a variety of picture-making strategies, often involving Photoshop, to subvert the “natural” view associated with photographic images. Unlike commercial photography, where editing software and other tools are used to create a seamless image, Blalock makes his manipulations overtly and playfully apparent.
Blalock presents a talk about his practice. He is currently a Visiting Faculty in The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
Lucas Blalock’s photography has been included in recent exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Hammer Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has made a number of artist’s books, including Towards a Warm Math (Hassla, 2011), Windows Mirrors Tabletops (Mörel, 2013), Inside the White Cub (Peradam, 2014), and SPBH Book Club Vol. VII (Self Publish, Be Happy, 2014). Blalock is also an active writer and has been published in numerous periodicals, including Aperture, Foam, Mousse, and Objectiv. He was born in 1978 in Asheville, North Carolina, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.