2832 East MLK Jr BLVD

Austin, Texas 78702

Saturdays 12-4, or by appointment

Christa Blackwood – Boys Boys Boys



Opening reception
November 11th from 6-8pm


On view during East Austin Studio Tour
November 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th from 11am-6pm


2832 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Austin, Texas 78702
(inside Flatbed Press & Gallery)


Boys Boys Boys – Beauty Revisited celebrates the majesty of the male form through the re-interpretation of classical photographic nude studies of the human figure.

The large photogravure prints printed on delicate rice paper and small gilded platinum prints on vellum are a continuation of the Prix West series, a genealogy of classical photographic studies of the human male figure in the great outdoors. The models, all local Austin youths--Sam, Blake, Morgan, ages 19-21, perused my photo library of historical images, photography books and photo-biographies to select images they would like to us
e as inspiration for our shoots. Most recently, their selections have included works from Weston, White, Steiglitz, Newton, Frielander, Gibson and Man Ray, for example.

The images are primarily created in my small back yard studio with large-format film  cameras, and at times on location. On location sites include the sand dunes of the Texas Gulf Coast, a substitute for the sand dunes in California, an homage to Edward Weston's work with Charis Wilson at Oceano, California.

Boys Boys Boys – Beauty Revisited prints are handmade 8x10 inch platinum prints that are printed on vellum and then gilded and hand pulled 20x24 inch photogravures that are printed on rice paper, The prints are $950 and are available in editions of 10.


 
Christa Blackwood is a photo, text and installation artist
working with themes related to identity, history, and
popular culture. Her works fuse historical and alternative
processes with contemporary ideas and practices. Her work
has been exhibited in the US and abroad and featured in
many publications, including The New York Times, Art Desk
Magazine and The Village Voice.