Lucas Blalock was ten in 1989, when his thumb was crushed beyond repair in a freak accident on Disney World’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride and surgically replaced with his big toe. The procedure was somewhat experimental… but Blalock was able to maintain nearly normal use of his hand, thanks to his novel cut-and-paste digit…
As you might imagine, the psychic and physiological aftermath from the event has been ongoing. Some of this fallout was jarring, disruptive, paradigm-shifting… There is no aspect of Blalock’s work that was not shaped by this personal tragedy.*
A show of new work by Blalock is in its final weeks in New York. See link below for details.
Through April 10.
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
39 Great Jones Street, New York City.
Lucas Blalock, Florida, 1989, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York, February 27, 2021–April 10, 2021, from top: Vessel-Heater Frankenstein, 2020, dye sublimation print on aluminum; Animated Dad Shirt, 2020, dye sublimation print on aluminum; M_M_M_M_M (Daisychain), 2020, dye sublimation print on aluminum; Haunted Hearth (Witchcraft Advertising), 2017–2020, dye sublimation print on aluminum; Perforated Landing I, 2020, dye sublimation print on aluminum; Pool Music, 2018–2020, dye sublimation print on aluminum. Images © Lucas Blalock, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber.