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Jade Doskow

Lost Utopias

June 1 – July 28, 2018

Jade Doskow  Montreal 1967 World's Fair, Man and His World, Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome with Solar Experimental House, 2012  Archival Pigment Print  40h x 50w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Asheville

Jade Doskow

Montreal 1967 World's Fair, Man and His World, Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome with Solar Experimental House, 2012

Archival Pigment Print

40h x 50w in
101.60h x 127w cm

Edition of 5

JD_019

Jade Doskow  St Louis 1904 World's Fair, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Flight Cage, View 2, 2013  Archival Pigment Print  20h x 25w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art

Jade Doskow

St Louis 1904 World's Fair, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Flight Cage, View 2, 2013

Archival Pigment Print

20h x 25w in
50.80h x 63.50w cm

JD_HP_014

Jade Doskow  Philadelphia 1876 World's Fair, Centennial Exposition, Fair Washrooms, 2008  Digital Chromogenic Print  20h x 25w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art

Jade Doskow

Philadelphia 1876 World's Fair, Centennial Exposition, Fair Washrooms, 2008

Digital Chromogenic Print

20h x 25w in
50.80h x 63.50w cm

JD_HP_008

Jade Doskow  New York 1964 World's Fair, Peace Through Understanding, Unisphere, 2009   30h x 40w in.  Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art

Jade Doskow

New York 1964 World's Fair, Peace Through Understanding, Unisphere, 2009

Digital Chromogenic Print

30h x 40w in
76.20h x 101.60w cm

JD_HP_013

Jade Doskow  San Francisco 1939 World’s Fair, Golden Gate International Exposition, Administrative Building, 2015  Archival Pigment Print  25h x 20w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Asheville

Jade Doskow

San Francisco 1939 World’s Fair, Golden Gate International Exposition, Administrative Building, 2015

Archival Pigment Print

25h x 20w in
63.50h x 50.80w cm

Edition of 4

JD_014

Jade Doskow  Seattle 1962 World's Fair, The Century 21 Exposition, Science Center Arches at Night, 2014  Archival Pigment Print  50h x 40w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Asheville

Jade Doskow

Seattle 1962 World's Fair, The Century 21 Exposition, Science Center Arches at Night, 2014

Archival Pigment Print

50h x 40w in
63.50h x 50.80w cm

Framed: 26 1/2h x 21 1/2w in
67.31h x 54.61w cm

AP

JD_015

Jade Doskow  Paris 1937 World's Fair, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Graffiti, Palais de Tokyo, 2007  Digital Chromogenic Print  20h x 25w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Asheville

Jade Doskow

Paris 1937 World's Fair, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Graffiti, Palais de Tokyo, 2007

Digital Chromogenic Print

20h x 25w in
50.80h x 63.50w cm

Edition of 5

JD_017

Jade Doskow  Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Habitat ‘67, 2012  Digital Chromogenic Print  22h x 30w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Asheville

Jade Doskow

Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Habitat ‘67, 2012

Digital Chromogenic Print

22h x 30w in
55.88h x 76.20w cm

Edition of 5

JD_007

Jade Doskow  New York 1964 World's fair, "Peace Through Understanding," New York State Pavilion (Fresh Paint), 2017  Archival Pigment Print  40h x 50w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Asheville

Jade Doskow

New York 1964 World's fair, "Peace Through Understanding," New York State Pavilion (Fresh Paint), 2017

Archival Pigment Print

40h x 50w in
101.60h x 127w cm

Edition of 5

JD_009

Jade Doskow  Brussel's 1958 World Fair, A World View: A New Humanism, Atomium at Night, 2008  Digital Chromogenic Print  40h x 50w in, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Asheville

Jade Doskow

Brussel's 1958 World Fair, A World View: A New Humanism, Atomium at Night, 2008

Digital Chromogenic Print

40h x 50w in
101.60h x 127w cm

Edition of 5

JD_011

Press Release

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present Lost Utopias, New York-based artist Jade Doskow’s decade-long photographic series documenting the remaining architecture of international World’s Fairs. This will be Doskow’s first show with the gallery.

Doskow began photographing the remaining art, architecture, and landscape of World’s Fairs after traveling to Spain, the idea sparked by the surreal, half-abandoned postmodern remains of the 1992 World Expo in Seville. She then began researching for what would become this massive, now decade long and growing project, quickly discovering the rich, dense subject matter that crossed lines of not only architecture, but also culture, design, preservation, and nationalism. Doskow takes a meditative approach to capturing the sites, using a large format camera and painstakingly perfecting the images in post-production, sometimes spending up to a year to complete a print. Often Doskow will return to a site repeatedly with years in between shoots, revealing the changes, both subtle and sudden, which occur on a specific urban site over time.

These once iconic global attractions have left in their wake some of the most daring and unusual structures on the planet-the Seattle Space Needle, Paris’s Eiffel Tower, Brussels’ Atomium, New York’s Unisphere - but often there was little planning for how these initially temporary spectacles would last into the future. The architecture—Space-age, Belle Époque, Victorian, Classical, Neo-classical, Art deco, Brutalist—might seem cutting-edge or sometimes outdated, but it is always outrageous. In Doskow’s photographs, we experience how these provocative and grandiose sites exist now, whether tourist attraction, repurposed for less noble aspirations, or neglected and forgotten. Some turned into museums, restaurants, monuments, and parks, while many others are simply left to crumble or rust.

Based in New York, Doskow holds a BA from New York University and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. She is on the photography faculty of the School of Visual Arts and International Center of Photography. She has been published in U.K. Independent, Smithsonian, Slate, UNCUBE Berlin, FeatureShoot, Business Insider, The Atlantic, American Photo, Design Arts Daily, New York Observer, NPR Picture Show, ArchDaily, and Wired, among others. Recent exhibitions include at Cornell University’s John Hartell Gallery, Foundazione FORMA Meravigli, Milan, as well as recent shows in New York City and Seattle. Her monograph of the Lost Utopias project was released by Black Dog London in November 2016, and was listed by American Photo as one of the top photo books of 2016.

For visuals or additional information, please contact info@traceymorgangallery.com