Dec 14, 2010

HOLIDAY PRINT SALE: Something for every budget through January 3rd!

What better gift for loved ones than a beautiful new photograph to begin the New Year with! Available straight from my studio, these limited edition prints are available in affordable sizes and prices for even the beginning collector:

Buffalo 1901 World's Fair, "Pan Am Exposition," Fine Arts Building with Mirror Lake
Digital C-Print
Edition of 15
16"x20" - $650
11"x14" - $400

New York 1964 World's Fair, "Peace Through Understanding," Unisphere at Dusk
Digital C-Print
Edition of 15
16"x20" - $650
11"x14" - $400

Chicago 1933 World's Fair, "Century of Progress International Exposition," Site of North Lagoon, View 2
Digital C-Print
Edition of 15
16"x20" - $650
11"x14" - $400

White Sands
Digital C-Print
Edition of 15
11"x14" - $100
16"x20" - $250

Additional sizes upon request. To place an order write the studio at

May 19, 2010

A Bit Belatedly, the opening of Urban Utopia, April 24th at 32 Greene Street

On the 24th was the opening for 'Urban Utopia,' a show I had work in at 32 Greene Street in Soho, and put together by Kipton Art. Lots of my friends and family showed up and I forced them to pose with my work! Here they are....

From left to right:
Aimai Reporter
Brandon Geist
Cat & David Del Buono
Charlotte Canner
David Leventi
Erin Gleeson
Myself with Brandon Geist
Jared Bunde
The siblings: Vivian & Gerald
Steve Mallon
Peiheng Tsai
Penny White & Stephanie Bok
Maya Geist
Sean Eno
Me + Pablo Ravazanni
Me + My hubby, Lamb Fernando!

Thanks to everyone who went to the show.

Apr 26, 2010

I Heart Architectural Photography, a Lecture at CUNY Graduate School for Journalism

Today I had the pleasure of giving a guest lecture to the photo club at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism on 41st street. It was really fun, and the students were smart and excited about learning the work of such masters as Walker Evans, Julius Shulman, Robert Polidori, Alec Soth, Andrew Moore, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, and my own project. It was a very positive experience, especially as it caused me to re-appreciate these amazing artists' work all over again for myself. Inspiration is always a beautiful thing.

© Julius Shulman

Apr 15, 2010

RIP my beloved companion

I spend a lot of hours working in my studio, and pretty much all of them I spent with my beloved tabby cat, Elijah. Unfortunately it turned out Elijah had a brain tumor, and this past week he had a violent fit of seizures. Today, we had to put him to sleep. I am incredibly, incredibly sad, and will always miss my little friend. At 16 he lived a good and long life (the human equivalent of 84!), filled with terrorizing guests, trying to steal our Chinese food, and lots of love. This is a portrait by my husband.

Apr 14, 2010

Work Featured:

© 2009 Jade Doskow

Apr 10, 2010

First Museum Show!

Things keep flowing and flowing along....I am going to be included in a conceptual photo exhibition, One Hour Photo. First thing exciting about this show is that will be held at the American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center in Washington DC---my first museum exposure! Secondly, I am proud to have my work in the show with some of my esteemed colleagues and some straight-up fabulous artists, including Penelope Umbrico, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Clayton Cotterell, Brian Ulrich, Megan Cump, Tim Davis, and many others. The concept of the show is:

The premise of One Hour Photo is simple: project a photograph for one hour, then ensure that it will never be seen again.

The experience of One Hour Photo is also, on the surface, simple, almost programmatic: project one work per hour, each by a different artist, for the duration of the exhibition; provide a simple, meditative space for viewers; finally, document the exhibition on this web site with release forms signed by the artists.

From this simple concept, a range of themes emerge, some of which we present below, many of which we leave to the viewer to discover and experience.

In One Hour Photo, photography’s original impulse to capture a moment, to freeze and frame it, is turned outward, to the experience of viewing itself. The hour is the exposure, the moment that is captured in the frame of a temporary, provisional observation. Each work ceases to be a photograph: it erases its medium, its status as art object, as it becomes a pure moment of perception to be experienced, framed, and captured by the viewer. In this sense, the viewer becomes the camera, recording the moment on the unreliable format of memory. The viewer also becomes photography itself, as it feels its familiar constructs slip away: permanence, reproduction, ownership, control.

One Hour Photo is also a collective exercise in giving up control, of letting go. The release forms signed by the artists and curators serve as literal testament to this release.

One Hour Photo also raises an updated version of a popular paradox: if a photograph shows for one hour in an empty room, and no one sees it, can it be said to exist at all? The role of the viewer is critical—without her, the work does not exist at all. As the viewer becomes the camera, the task of seeing, of framing, of honoring the perception and the image shifts to her.

Ultimately, we hope that the show both reflects and problematizes our experience of the present conditions, which are marked both by dizzying increase (more, faster, and smaller bits of information swarming by in constant streams) and also by seemingly irreparable loss (of time and attention, of community, of the natural world).

Apr 6, 2010

Better luck next time!

This year I applied for several huge grants to get my world's fair project rolling along, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the most prestigious of the bunch, which awards $47000 to make work and do research. Today I received the sad news that this year, I did not receive it. I knew that you have to be a bit more established with your career than I currently am---but still, I had a glimmer of hope that they would love my project and see the enormous potential in it. What have I learned? Keep making work, and try again next year!

© 2009 Jade Doskow

Apr 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter and Passover to my readers. In celebration of the egg festivities, I bring you this photograph I shot in my building: a pigeon nest! Contrary to popular belief that pigeons are always big, nasty vermin-birds on the sidewalk, they do actually begin as cute little eggs.

Apr 2, 2010

From Blogger to Professor! Join me at my class at ICP

One of the things I have been busiest with is designing a course for the International Center of Photography on...blogging! It's going to be a really fun course, where we will create blogs, submit to online photography competitions, and work on all other aspects of entering the contemporary new media photography world. Please join me for this exciting class! You can enroll here.

Hope to see you in the digital lab!

Mar 27, 2010

Dillon DeWaters 'Prominent American Ghosts' in Long Island City

Last night was the opening for the solo show of Dillon Dewaters' Prominent American Ghosts, at the ICP-Bard studio buildings in Long Island City, NY. The brief duration of this show (a mere four days) was a good enticement to get a healthy crowd of people to the opening, and the work reflected an ethereal, timeless quality. Opening the show were two vibrantly hued reddish-magenta photographs; upon close examination it became apparent they were images of oceans that had been doused in a fiery field of color. In one room was an installation video piece with several TV monitors; the 20+ minute work held a Lynchian oddness but also a very specific way of seeing, blips and blurps of fire, static, and other ghostly apparitions. Also in this room was the Rauschenbergian piece which from afar respresented beautiful color bars; upon closer inspection, they were composed of hundreds of tiny images---from pop culture, from life---carefully compressed into these stripes of gray, yellow, aqua, green, magenta, cyan, white, dark gray, and cerulean. This piece was fascinating and immaculately put together, referencing TV color bars, the photographic color wheel, a painterly sensibility, and the inundation of images we are constantly barraged with. The last room of the show contained several elegant black and white pieces reminiscent of black windows; in these windows were seeming rayographs of darkroom objects, an elegant commentary on the history of photography and a love for the darkroom. While this show will not be up for long, Dewaters will have a piece at the International Center of Photography; stay tuned!

© 2010 Dillon Dewaters, from Ocean Ocean

A Success: Looking Out Seeing In at South Oxford Space

This past Wednesday the 24th was the opening for Looking Out/ Seeing In, a group photography show at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The work looked fabulous together and people responded very well at the opening. All of the photographs represented some kind of intervention either by nature or by human, or the clash between the two, be it humorous, strange, or merely observational. Here are portraits of the artists with their work.

Chris Rodriguez

Sarah Palmer

Matt Schenning

And last but not least, here is yours truly, with my photograph Treehouse.

Mar 23, 2010

Home Grown Art Show

This past week I was in a 3 person show in Pennsylvania, alongside my close friend Beth Ferraro and a metal sculptor, Robert Koch. The element in common joining our rather disparate work was the fact that we had all gone to the same high school in PA, and this exhibition was an effort to bring culture to the community, as well as reconnect us, the long-fled alumni, with the locals. Beth and I spent quite a lot of time giving informal artist talks to local teachers and students, and then had quite a nice turn out at the opening. While it was definitely a different scene than the shows I'm used to in Brooklyn and NYC, it was a good vibe, and I got to catch up with my beloved art teacher from elementary school! Here's a pic of myself and the other artists (photo courtesy of Allison Usavage).

Mar 19, 2010

New Orlean's World's Fair Featured on Flak Photo

I am pleased to announce that one of my winning images from the Photolucida competition has been featured on the Flak Photo site. Check it out! More news soon---today I have 3 artist talks and an opening in Boyertown, Pennsylvania!

Mar 13, 2010

Upcoming Exhibition Information

I want to share some exhibition updates, as I have work in several
exciting shows in March and April in Seattle, Pennsylvania and New York.
If you're in any of these areas, join us for the opening or just to see the show!
Here's a sample of the work that I will be showing in each exhibition:

EXPOSED: Critical Mass 2009 / Photolucida Competition Finalists
Opening: March 5, 2010 6-9 p.m.
Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
900 Twelfth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
Curated by Andy Adams of Flak Photo

© 2008 Jade Doskow
New Orleans 1884 World's Fair, "World Cotton Centennial," Audubon Park

Opening: March 19, 2010 5-8 p.m.
Artist Talks: March 19, 2010 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Studio B
39A East Philadelphia Avenue,
Boyertown, PA 19512

© 2007 Jade Doskow
Seattle 1962 World's Fair, "Century 21 Exposition," Universal Fountain

Opening: March 19, 2010 7-10 p.m.
ABC No Rio, New York, NY
156 Rivington Street
(between Clinton & Suffolk)
New York, NY

In this building-wide exhibition, returning artists take the
wonderful, dilapidated and charismatic structure that is the
ABC No Rio community center and transform it into a
mini-museum.This year the Ides of March is especially
exciting as the building will be demolished and rebuilt
following the show; this is the last major exhibition in the
100-year-+-old structure.

© 2009 Jade Doskow Chicago 1893 World's Fair, "Columbian Exposition," Site of Manufacture Liberal Arts Building

Opening: March 24, 2010 6-9 p.m.
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Matthew Schenning
Chris Rodriguez
Sarah Palmer
Jade Doskow

These four photographers take the idea of utopian nature and the
landscape and upend it, questioning and examining
our relationship to both nature and the markings humans
leave on the environment.

© 2009 Jade Doskow Treehouse

inMotion Auction
(Clink link to purchase tickets)
Auction & Dinner: April 19th, 2010
Host: Denise Bethel of Sotheby's
Sheraton Hotel & Towers
811 Seventh Avenue, 2nd floor,
(between 52nd and 53rd Street)
New York, NY

Through this auction, I have the privilege of helping women
to avoid abusive partners and home situations. I am honored to
have my work alongside such masters as Joel Meyerowitz,
Richard Misrach, Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Sze Tsung Leong,
and Andrew Moore. This is a great opportunity to own an amazing
piece of artwork and support a really wonderful organization.

© 2009 Jade Doskow
New York 1964 World's Fair, "Peace Through Understanding," Unisphere

Mar 10, 2010

Rather Belated Art Fair Notes: Armory, Volta, Pool

Okay, I'm a bad blogger; I went to 3 more art fairs and didn't report until now. Truth be told, I became a little over-arted after the intensive week of art fairs and opening, but here I am with some notes!

At the Armory fair at Piers 92 and 94, there were no huge surprises, and as usual with this one I was overwhelmed by the feeling that I was at a huge mall at Bal Harbour or something, rather than seeing objects made by bohemian artistes. I did really appreciate one small piece there by the artist Patrick Jacobs of Pierogi Gallery in NYC: it appeared as a small plexi porthole, and when I peered in, there was a secret world, complete with rolling hills and glittering lakes receding off into the distance. I'm not sure if it was a hologram or what, but it really was precious, fantastical, and fun.

Volta was enjoyable, as it provided a much needed break, as it consisted of solo projects instead of 50 artists crammed into each booth. Being the large format narcissist that I am, of course I gravitated toward the work of Heather Cantrell of John Kinkead Temporary; Heather had set up a fun studio set reminiscent of a plastic-treed jungle, and was taking large format portraits of fair-goers, patrons, and gallerists, to add to the work she had already made in LA. I appreciated the kind of non-didactic archive she was creating. Here's a picture of Heather at the fair.

Last but certainly not least, I went to the opening of the Pool Art Fair at the Gershwin Hotel. This was a blast; Pool is comprised of artists representing themselves, and without the barrier of gallery representation, this was an anything-goes party. Each hotel room on 3 floors had been turned into a mini-gallery or installation, and there was everything from abstract paintings to crocheted pillows of scenes from S & M porn films!

I specifically was there to see my good friend and colleague Cat Del Buono. Cat is a very cool lady who is always examining the myriad facets of what it means to be a lady, or an Italian-American, or symmetrically featured---as a few of her investigations have looked at. As Cat had been in Miami for a while as part of an artist residency, she became fixated on the large fake breasts prominent on much of the population. Playing with the idea of boob job and femininity, Cat staged a performance piece with 2 other artists blowing up balloon 'breasts' and then once about a million balloons were inflated, the crowd got to help her pop them; destroy those fake boobs! Here's a picture of Cat with her performance troupe.

And very last, here's a picture of my little sis at the Volta Fair. Thanks for humoring me, Vivi!

Mar 5, 2010

Launch Event for SCOPE Art Fair at the Standard, NYC: Written by Guest Correspondent Aimai Reporter

The scene at the Opening Night Party for the Scope art fair at the Standard hotel had a young edgy vibe. Emerging artist and up and coming gallerist’s squeezed into the sleek bar overlooking the High Line. The band Junk Yard Gamelon made great sounds with pots and pans while the while folks showed off their outfits, drank cocktails, and most importantly, got to know each other. All a part of the super packed art week that has sprung up around the Armory show, with more art fairs and art parties than ever!

Mar 3, 2010

Armory Fair /Kipton Art Launch Event at THE BOX

Well, it is art fair week and everybody's crazy with parties! Last night I went to the Armory Fair party at the Box on Christie Street, hosted by Kipton Cronkite of Kipton Art. It was a blast, with tons of art lovers, artists, and all other fabulous folks crammed in to sip cocktails and watch performances; a singer/ songwriter in a large dress, a beautifully singing too-handsome man with piano backup, and several others.

One of the performers, in a beautiful sequinned mini-dress and matching moustache.

Some of the crowd in The Box.

The singer songwriter Paula Valstein.

The back of my head as I bid farewell to Kipton Cronkite, the host.

Feb 26, 2010

Pioneers of Color: Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, and William Eggleston at Edwynn Houk Gallery

This was a phenomenal photography show, and a must-see for anybody who is a photographer, who appreciates photography, or who just likes good and important art. It was inspiring to see the work of these three masters together. The prints were beautifully presented and in a variety of sizes---reflecting the thoughts and attitudes toward color photography at the time they were made, in the '70's---and a fascinating reflection of America during this time. The opening was exciting, as all three of the artists were there (plus Mitch Epstein!), and despite the blizzard outside, was packed with people thrilled to see this work.

© Edwynn Houk Gallery: Joel Meyerowitz TRURO, 1976

Kiki Smith "Sojourn" at the Brooklyn Museum

Sometimes there are shows that just make me feel good about art in general. That make me feel, some people are just gifted with a beautiful, creative spirit and don't let anything stop them from making beautiful, transcendental objects and experiences, who continually proliferate amazing ideas and things. Kiki Smith at the Brooklyn Museum is one of those shows. Consisting of about 5 rooms of installation, drawing, and sculpture, Smith presented themes of birth, life, and death, and specifically, these ideas as a woman. Drawing upon Prudence Punderson's The First, Second and Last Scene of Mortality, an 18th century needlepoint work depicting birth, life, and death of a woman, Smith examined the strength of our gender through her drawings and sculptural forms. In a sculpture of a woman in an ethereal nightgown, the body is powerful, beautiful, and positioned in a way that causes the figure to appear as if floating. Her strong thighs and thick arms are beautifully formed, sensual, and powerful. I think anybody with daughters would benefit greatly from these pieces. In addition to the main installation rooms, Smith also created site specific installations in several of the period rooms, including a sculpture of two women holding a needlepoint piece, together in a darkened Victorian parlor, a ghostly but dynamic project playing upon them, of leaves, of flowers, of lace, of time passing both by and through them.

Lastly, I highly recommend the film that accompanies the exhibition. Following Smith's installation and process for a house museum in Venice, it is a truly inspiring portrait of a thoughtful, unique artist who works reactively to the space she is exhibiting in, as well as her own flow of thoughts and poetry.