15 Bytes | 2012 | Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

Gentry Blackburn’s Uniconic Icons

It is characteristic for Gentry Blackburn to undervalue her own work. This is not surprising, as her pieces, unique and surprising to the outside viewer, emanate from a world that seems all too natural for Blackburn. This is a world spiced with tin lunch pales, piles of aging LPs, vintage furniture, even a vintage storefront pony ride to accompany her and her guests who sit on 1980’s vinyl chairs on the front porch. The paintings she is currently working on, for a show at Kayo Gallery this month, are a series of images of figures from 1980’s popular culture Blackburn calls “uniconic icons.” For Blackburn, what she paints is an extension of herself, for others it is a flight of fantasy into nostalgic regions of yesteryear.

READ OUR PROFILE OF GENTRY BLACKBURN IN THE NOVEMBER 2012 EDITION OF 15 BYTES.

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  1. There are no words to describe the hole that was left in the downtown landscape when Frosty Darling, the boutique, closed its doors. I wish all the best to Gentry as she moves forward. Her quirky, endearing style is unmatched and I REALLY look forward to her upcoming show at Kayo! Happy future painting and crafting, lady!

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