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.