Blakemore, a Houston-based Tulsa native, is known for her use of the Diana camera, which was mass-produced in the 1960s and 70s, and is very sensitive to light, said Alison Amick, the museums curator for collections.
The nature of the camera has a very strong impact on her work, Amick said. Her images are unique, not because of how she chooses to compose them, but also because of what she chooses to photograph.
The shots focus on a variety of subjects, from landscapes to portraits, but Blakemores main goal is capturing moments in time, just as the mind would as it stores visual memories.
There is something beautifully quiet about her images, Amick said. Her work is different from that of any kind that weve had in the museum. I think people will respond to her work on a very meaningful and emotional level.
An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday; Blakemore will deliver an artists talk at 6 p.m. May 12. For more information, call 236- 3100 or visit okcmoa.com. Courtney Silva