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08.06.2011

 

Janet Borden Gallery, New York : Jim Dow - AMERICAN STUDIES, a survey of public space in the United States

American Diners, ice-cream parlours, road signs, neon and the ravages of time. Photographer Jim Dow sees the human debacle in the American landscape as the icing on the cake.

Jim presents all of this at the Janet Borden Gallery in New York, as well as the ‘American Studies’ book, which coincides with the show.

Author Ian Frazier from NEW YORKER in the publication’s foreword: “With these photographs Dow catches the hints latent in dozens of American settings, almost all of them temporarily unoccupied. The absence he finds is rich with suggestion about the parts we are supposed to portray in the dream.”

Jim studied Graphic Design and Photography at Rhode Island School of Design in the 1960s. He was supported with grants, commissions etc from the start and this enabled him to travel and publish his work.

His work’s bizarre specialities include folk art, roadside architecture, signage, county courthouses, baseball fields, football stadiums, private clubs, BBQ areas and taco huts.

He is fascinated by how people leave their traces both on the countryside and in town, and attempts to capture these in photographs.

Jim lives in Boston and teaches at Tufts University as well as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Jim Dow: American Studies
Exhibition until 15 July 2011
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, New York

American Studies – the book
Photographs by Jim Dow
published by powerHouse in association with CDS Books of the Center for Documentary at Duke University. Signed copies available in the gallery

EAN: 9781576875650
ISBN-10: 1576875652
ISBN-13: 9781576875650
Hardcover, Pages: 136 Series

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies

JANET BORDEN INC : Jim Dow - American Studies