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Book Signing: Jim Dow at Robert Klein Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014

American Studies

Exhibition Dates: March 17 - May 5, 2012

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 17
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Book Signing with Dow
Saturday, April 21
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Armed with an 8 x 10 view camera Jim Dow has dedicated his work to recording cultural history in the modern landscape, for it is the every day that we most easily overlook. From North Dakota to Great Brittian and Argentina Dow draws our attention to places that seem to belong to another time but exist in our own era. Diners, barber shops, markets, ballfields, and signs become the centerpiece of his work. The frames are quiet, often formally balanced and void of figures. Though the subjects could easily play on nostalgia they do not, there is a certain matter of factness to the work. The frames stare at us with a documentary tone and elevate to cultural artifact. We find ourselves engaged in honest and direct viewing experience; we reconsider the familiar to find the beauty of the relics that exist in our modern landscape.

Dow has taught photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for over 20 years. His work has been collected by many institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

For more information on the exhibition please visit Robert Klein Gallery

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