Blythe king

march 8 - may 6

  X-Ray Vision,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1600 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

X-Ray Vision, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1600 (framed)

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  Holy Smoke,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1600 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

Holy Smoke, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1600 (framed)

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  Beside Myself,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1200    Contact us for purchase

Beside Myself, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1200

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  Two Places at Once,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1600 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

Two Places at Once, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1600 (framed)

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  Tough Luck,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1200    Contact us for purchase

Tough Luck, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1200

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  Moon Bathing,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1080 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

Moon Bathing, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1080 (framed)

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  A-OK,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20"    Contact us for purchase

A-OK, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20"

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  Better Safe Than Sorry,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 17" x 21", $1400 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

Better Safe Than Sorry, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 17" x 21", $1400 (framed)

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  On Guard,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 19" x 22", $1200 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

On Guard, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 19" x 22", $1200 (framed)

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  Amaranthine,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1400 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

Amaranthine, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1400 (framed)

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  A Good Match,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1200   Contact us for purchase

A Good Match, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 16" x 20", $1200

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  What Goes Around Comes Around,  image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1600 (framed)    Contact us for purchase

What Goes Around Comes Around, image transfer, collage, 23k gold leaf, 20" x 24", $1600 (framed)

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A coin flip offers a quick, absolute, but equitable means for settling disputes.  It amplifies hope and changes fortunes.  It is this transformative promise that inspires Blythe King's latest series.  Her portraits expose the complexities of feminine identity.  They challenge conventional attitudes that suppress access and diminish stature.  King rescues commercial clippings from Montgomery Ward catalogs and emboldens them with elements of Eastern iconography.  Her women become gods.  A mere glance from these deities burns away the hazy veil of objectification--too powerful to be obscured.  The familiar gives way to the sacred.  Motivations rise.  While a coin may initially seem worn or common, look closer!

Blythe King is an emerging mixed media talent who currently breaks new ground in collage, photography, and the ancient art of gold leafing. She has exhibited in six U.S. states (GA, IL, MA, PA, SC, VA) plus the District of Columbia. Born in Pittsburgh, her work is influenced by two legacies — the whimsical, social commentary of hometown hero Andy Warhol forged with traditional Steel Town resolve. King studied religion and art at the University of Richmond. She practiced Zen calligraphy with Stephen Addiss (The Art of Zen, 77 Dances, Old Taoist). But it was a textile startup in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana that brought her journey into focus. For iSockits, King fashioned tablet cases from vintage women’s shirts. Her latest project, Two Sides of the Same Coin, opens a fresh discourse around women’s issues. King teaches creativity through the Visual Arts Center to seniors, veterans, and middle school students from underserved communities in Richmond.