Lucas Blalock was born in 1978 in Asheville, North Carolina, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Playing with the conventions of photography by exploring its limits and inherent contradictions, Blalock examines not only the photograph’s subject but also the internal information of its making. By making the mechanics of the tools of production an evident part of the picture, Blalock forces viewers to question the conflicting realities set before them and, in turn, the contemporary condition of photography itself. According to Blalock, his work is engaged in the ways that falseness and mechanics in pictures can bring people closer to the world.
Blalock has participated in solo exhibitions at Peder Lund, Oslo, Norway (2013), Ramiken Crucible, New York (2013 and 2011), and White Cube, London (2013), and in group exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art (2014), the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2014), Hauser & Wirth, New York (2014), M-ARCO, Marseille, France (2013), Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris (2013), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (2013), PS1, New York (2013), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts (2012), On Stellar Rays, New York (2012), Foam Photography Museum Annex, Amsterdam (2011), and Art in General, New York (2011), among others.