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MFA VS Lecture Series: Lucas Blalock

Feb 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


Graduate Lectures

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Lucas Blalock’s work explores falseness and evident mechanics in photography. In doing so, he employs a variety of overlapping strategies often involving Photoshop.

Over the last few years Blalock has held solo shows at Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich), Ramiken Crucible (New York), and Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), as well as having work featured in many group exhibitions at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (New York) the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). This February Jamillah James will organize Blalock’s first solo museum presentation to be held at the ICA/LA in Los Angeles. Blalock has also made a number of artist books with titles including Towards a Warm Math (Hassla, 2011), Windows Mirrors Tabletops (Morel, 2013), Inside the White Cub (Peradam, 2014), Making Memeries (SPBH, 2016), and A Grocer’s Orgy (Primary Information, 2018). He is also active as a writer and has published interviews and essays in catalogues and periodicals including IMA, Aperture, Foam, Mousse, and Objectiv. Blalock, originally from Asheville, North Carolina, holds a BA from Bard College, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received his MFA from UCLA.

The MFA in Visual Studies Visiting Artist Lecture Series brings artists, scholars, designers, curators, and critics from around the globe to engage with students and the wider community in a variety of formats, including lectures, conversations, panel discussions, group critiques, workshops, and studio visits. These visiting art practitioners contribute to, challenge, and expand the academic and artistic discourse at PNCA, extending the opportunities for instruction and learning.