Tarleton Blackwell is active/lives in South Carolina. Tarleton Blackwell is known for mod-pop genre, pig imagery.
Biography Tarleton Blackwell
Tarleton Blackwell's calm and wry manner merely hints at the controlled
chaos of his paintings - animated with lively scenes of pigs, wolves,
foxes, dogs, roosters, and more - layered with portraits, figures, and
familiar icons from both high and popular culture. This
exhibition of 20 oil and mixed-media paintings examines some of the
varied sources of Blackwell's art, focusing on his intermixing of rural
southern imagery, the Baroque art of the Spanish master Diego
Velazquez, and symbols of American power, justice, and money. The
works range from an early oil painting in the celebrated Hog Series,
Return of Uncle John Edward's Boar III (1988), to one of his more
recent, Fox Chef with Link Sausage/Coffee (2003), a zany
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