Crime Seen new works by Julie Bilyeu
A true killer doesn’t just want to kill you, he wants to see you die.
Most of us would be horrified to come upon a crime scene. Yet there are many shows on
t.v./internet, including our beloved news, that show us close-up after close-up, telling us detail
after detail of brutal crimes committed every day. I am exploring the idea of when a scene
becomes a crime scene, the emotions we may hold towards that image are instantly changed.
Is it the blood? I don t think so. It’s more than that. It’s the blanks our minds fill in. The emotions
we instantly attach to the scene make it ugly.
This series proposes to give a unique perspective on criminally deviant behavior. A killer’s
eye view. Enjoy.
Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 1, 7-11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
Exhibition dates: March 1–29, 2013
Julie Bilyeu a.k.a. Barrett, Bay Area artist living in South San Jose, has had her work in KALEID Gallery in downtown San Jose for the past 6 years. After spending a semester in London and interning at the British Museum, she graduated from Chico State University in 1999 with a BA in Studio Art with split emphasis on Drawing and Ceramics. Having taught art to all age groups privately and through California School Districts she derives much joy teaching art to all ages; learning from the students as much as they learn from her. Passionate about art, she is compulsively compelled to speak through art and share intimate experiences with the viewer.