Ellen Blalock

July 2002

Ellen Blalock, of Syracuse, NY is working on a series of color photographs using the female form as a starting point to explore the rituals and passages of womanhood and motherhood, and the pain of repression, accomplishment, and ceremonial initiation. While her images address formal concerns of color, assemblage, composition, and beauty, they are strong statements about the struggle and compromise of a unique culture striving to maintain a recollection of its heritage within an unsympathetic environment.

Blalock has exhibited her work at Syracuse University, the Lowe Art Gallery, and Two Flights Up Gallery in Syracuse. She participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program in July 2002.