Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, part of Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
September, 2015
Cotton yarn
25' long, 12' high, 12' deep

This site-specific installation series consists of vibrant red forms nailed and tied to the wall that are actually giant crochet doilies. Although non-threatening in a domestic setting, in the gallery and at this scale the forms overtake the viewer and cover the walls.

The doilies themselves represent a certain desire to keep up the appearance of gentility to the outside world expressed through the arrangement of objects in the domestic setting. Inherent is a compulsion to arrange and place and decorate in order to control or influence a perceived outward appearance. The red color gives away the futility of such an act and hints at the unease that lurks below the surface of an obsessive need to control and arrange.

This installation series has evolved over time and each expression is a response to the specific space of the installation.
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, part of Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
September, 2015
Cotton yarn
25' long, 12' high, 12' deep

This installation was part of Art Prize 7. It was one of the top 25 for public vote in round 1. Installation was in a disused office space.
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, part of Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
September, 2015
Cotton yarn
25' long, 12' high, 12' deep
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, part of Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
September, 2015
Cotton yarn
25' long, 12' high, 12' deep
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton Yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, part of Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
September, 2015
Cotton Yarn
25' long, 12' high, 12' deep
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, at Lion Brand Yarn Studio, New York, NY
September, 2014
Cotton yarn
20' long, 10' high, 1" deep
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, at Gather in the Last Bookstore, Los Angeles
February, 2014
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres.
Keeping Up Appearances, at Gather in the Last Bookstore, Los Angeles
February, 2014
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres.
Keeping Up Appearances, at Gather in the Last Bookstore, Los Angeles
February, 2014
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres.
Keeping Up Appearances, at Gather in the Last Bookstore, Los Angeles
February, 2014
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres.
Keeping Up Appearances, at Gather in the Last Bookstore, Los Angeles
February, 2014
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances at Soka University
January, 2014
cotton yarn
8' wide by 10' tall
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Fall, 2013
cotton yarn
3" wide by 12" tall
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Small Works Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art
September 2013
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Small Works Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art
September 2013
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Small Works Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art
September 2013
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres.
Keeping Up Appearances, Nevada Museum of Art
2013
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Small Works Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art
September 2013
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres.
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 5 and Flowerblooming performance
Vogue Knitting Live, Seattle, April 5-7, 2013
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 4
Installation at CSU Long Beach, 2012
Cotton yarn
12' tall by 5' wide
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances detail
Installation at CSU Long Beach, 2012
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 3, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco
2012
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 3, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco
2012
Cotton yarn
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 2, San Francisco
Summer 2011
Cotton yarn
15' x 15' x 10'
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 2, San Francisco
Summer 2011
Cotton yarn
15' x 15' x 10'
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres. Cotton yarn
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 1, San Francisco (looking east)
Summer 2011
Cotton yarn
Dimension variable

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
Ashley V. Blalock Keeping Up Appearances Installation Series, 2011- Pres.
Keeping Up Appearances, Installation 1, San Francisco (looking west)
Summer 2011

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
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