October 28 - December 3, 2016
Opening Reception October 28th, 6-8pm
Capsule Gallery is pleased to present "Prix West", a solo exhibition of photographs by Christa Blackwood. The opening reception will be on Friday, October 28th from 6-8pm.
For the last 4 years, Austin based artist Christa Blackwood has taken her large format film view cameras and models and hit the road. Traveling around Texas and across New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Her work stages the nude male body within the majesty of North America’s gorgeous western landscape, and situates it in a genealogy of classical photographic studies of the human figure.
Christa Blackwood’s series, "Prix West", was awarded one on the top 5 solo exhibitions of 2015-2016 by The Austin Critics Table and also featured in Lenscratch, The Austin American Statesman, Austin360, Fotofilmic, and Ain’t Bad Magazine. Work from the series has been exhibited at Anderson Ranch, Candela Gallery, Photo Methode Gallery and will be in Fotofilmic’s 2016 International touring exhibition in Los Angeles, Melbourne and Vancouver.
Blackwood received her MA in Studio Art from New York University and BA in Classics from The University of Oklahoma. Her work has been featured in several publications including The New York Times, ArtDesk Magazine, New York Newsday, The Village Voice and The Chicago Sun Times. She has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Image: Christa Blackwood "Moab.N189", 32" x 40", Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5