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Leslie Blackmon

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Doily Baa-rton

Doily Baa-rton

Crochet Sculpture

20"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Li-baa-race

Li-baa-race

21"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Jackson Baa-ollock

Jackson Baa-ollock

20"H x 24"W x 16"D

nfs

Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Robert Baa-uschenberg

Robert Baa-uschenberg

Crochet Sculpture

25"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Baa-Andy Warhol

Baa-Andy Warhol

Crochet Sculpture

27"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Artist Statement

I am interested in the interaction of the past and the present over time, through memory. I want to capture the vague, incomplete, distorted nature of my recollections of places, people and events from the distant past -- recollections that are beneath the surface of consciousness, but that necessarily influence my perception of the present, and are in turn influenced by my experience of the present. This requires an active embrace of memory and inevitably generates feelings of loss, longing, pain, disintegration, struggle, resignation, and despair -- but also, a sense of transformed understanding, renewal and acceptance; thus, these emotions inform, and perhaps show up, in my work.

I use many references and media to develop imagery that is by nature elusive. Photographs and literary texts linked to my past are often employed. I approach new content through series of works on paper that are completed relatively quickly, both mixed-media drawing and collage. These small works often become the starting point for larger paintings. Within and across bodies of work, imagery is developed and connected in a process of recall, response, invention and repetition -- a structured mining of memory that welcomes intuition and accident. I am happiest when it all comes together in something new, utterly unexpected, and true.

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Leslie Blackmon

3905 Jocelyn St., NW

Washington, DC

leslieblackmon@mac.com

www.leslieblackmon.com

Selected Exhibitions

2014: Yonder: Solo Exhibition (January 11-February 8, 2014), Rudd Art Center, Ozark, AL.

2012:

Bedtime Stories/Storytelling Through Art (May 2-27, 2012), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Judith A. Greenberg.

All-Media Exhibition (June 6-July 2, 2012), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Mark Cameron Boyd.

2011:

Emancipation and Freedom/All-Media Exhibition (June 7-July 3, 2011), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Norman Parish.

Coming Home/Lighting Out (May 11-June 3, 2011), Capitol Hill Art League Gallery. Juror: Jack Rasmussen.

BAA-MERICA! Solo Exhibition (May 5-June 6, 2011), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Jurors: Jacqueline Ionita, Anne Marchand, Shauna Lee Lange (crochet/mixed media sculpture).

Women Interpreting the Female Form (March 2-8, 2011), Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA. Juror: Raphael Fitzgerald.

2010:

Curves/All-Media Juried Exhibition (May 6 - June 6, 2010), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: E. Warren Perry.

Herstory/All-Media Exhibition (March 11-April 5, 2010), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Barbara Rachko.

All-Media Juried Exhibition (January 6 – 31, 2010), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Steven Munoz.

2009:

Becoming Animal: All-Media Exhibition (November 5 – December 5, 2009), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Jesse Cohen

All-Media Exhibition (April-May 2009), The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Daniel Shay. Honorable Mention.

Art Education:

2018:

Certificate of Drawing and Painting/Washington Studio School

Events

Ongoing

Washington Studio School: Annual Juried Student Shows

2012-2018

January 9 - February 4, 2007

Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery

Jurors' Recognition

May 26 - July 6, 2007

Creative Crafts Council 26th Biennial Juried Exhibition

Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD

October 9, 2007 - March 14, 2008

Bi-Annual Art in City Hall Juried Exhibition

Alexandria, VA

Second Prize

March 18 - April 20, 2008

Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery

Alexandria, VA

Jurors' Recognition

March 26 - April 22, 2008

Annual Tribute to Fiber Art, Juried Exhibition

Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

Honorable Mention

August 5 - September 7, 2008

Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery

Alexandria, VA

Jurors' Recognition

November 17, 2008 - June 19, 2009

Bi-Annual Art in City Hall Juried Exhibition

Alexandria, VA

March 4 - April 9, 2009

Annual Tribute to Fiber Art, Juried Exhibition

Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

April 9 - May 3, 2009

All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Honorable Mention

May 30 - July 11, 2009

Creative Crafts Council 27th Biennial Juried Exhibition

Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD

November 5 - December 5, 2009

Becoming Animal, All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

January 6 - 31, 2010

All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

March 11 - April 5, 2010

Herstory/All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

May 6 - June 6, 2010

Curves/All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

November 3 - December 6, 2010

Large Works All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

March 2 - 28, 2011

Women Interpreting the Female Form Juried Exhibition

Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

May 1 - 31, 2011

Baa-AMERICA!

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Solo Exhibition of My Crocheted Sheep Sculptures

May 11 - June 3, 2011

Coming Home/Lighting Out Juried Exhibition

Capitol Hill Art League Gallery, 545 7th St., SE, Wash, DC

June 7 - July 3, 2011

Emancipation and Freedom/All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

May 2 - 27, 2012

Bedtime Stories -- Storytelling Through Art/juried exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

June 6 - July 2, 2012

All-Media Juried Exhibition

The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Juror: Mark Cameron Boyd

January 11 - February 8, 2014

Yonder: Painting My Way Home

Rudd Art Center, Ozark, Alabama

solo exhibition

November 3 - December 14, 2014

My Cat Max: 30 Ways in 30 Days

Modern Times Coffeehouse, Washington DC at Politics and Prose Books

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