JIM DOW

EAT & DRINK
AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS

10 MARCH – 22 APRIL 2017

JANET BORDEN, INC.is pleased to announce an exciting new exhibition of work by JIM DOW.

Using an 8×10” view camera, Dow painstakingly photographs the light, the atmosphere, the colors, of international dining options. The alluring glow of neon beckons. His signature style elevates and ennobles these quirky locales. He has also eaten in most of them, being a connoisseur and fan of barbecue, tacos, ice cream, and all other foods encountered in his travels.

Long exposures allow Dow to illuminate the scene in a way that articulates every detail. This is definitely not the same as an iPhone snap. Dow’s images capture a sense of place, a sense of longing, and a sense of excitement.

Jim Dow EAT & DRINK 10 March - 22 April 2017

JIM DOW

About JIM DOW

Jim Dow was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1942. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dow holds both a BFA and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Jim Dow has a both an encyclopedic interest and appetite for photographs. His typologies include baseball and sports stadiums, taco trucks, barbecue, New York City social clubs, Uruguay, the buildings of university and secondary schools. Dow was part of the legendary “Court House” project, initiated by Seagram’s in honor of the U.S. Bicentennial. All of his work is made from 8×10” analog negatives, whether in black and white or color. His work is collected by virtually all major American museums including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Eastman Museum, Rochester; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and more. His most recent monograph was American Studies

JIM DOW

BORN: Boston, Massachusetts, 1942

RESIDES: Belmont, Massachusetts

EDUCATION: 1965 Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A. in Graphic Design
1968 Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Photography

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: (since 1980)

2017 “EAT & DRINK” Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
2016 “Southern Accent: Seeking the South in Contemporary Art.” Nasher & Speed Museums. Duke University, Durham, NC and Louisville, KY (group)
2016 “Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present.”Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
2016 “Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers”. Barbican London & Manchester,UK
2015 Flash Forward Festival: “The Gun Show” Fort Point Arts Community, Boston
MA (group)
2015 A.I.P.A.D. “Taco Trucks” Robert Klein Gallery at The Armory, New York, NY (2015)
featured. (group)
2015 Albany Institute of History & Art. “Triple Play: Baseball at the Albany Institute”. A traveling exhibition originated in 2012 (group)
by The Bank of America, contains all 26 American & National League stadium panoramas. Albany, NY (group)
2014 Museum of Art. “American Scene: Martin Z. Margulies Collection of Photography”
Fort Lauderdale, FL (group)
2014 Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. “Einladung” Hamburg, Germany (group)
2014 Dixon Gallery & Gardens.“Color: American Photography Transformed” Memphis,
TN (group)
2013 Buenos Aires Photo, 2013.“Espacio Foto Arte” Buenos Aires, Argentina (group)
2013 BK Projects. “Roadside Attractions” Drive By Projects, Watertown,
MA (group)
2013 Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “Un/natural Color”
Santa Barbara, CA (group)
2013 Amon Carter Museum. “Color: American Photography Transformed”
Fort Worth, TX (group)
2013 Stonecro Gallery. “Mentor/Mentee” Ogunquit, ME (group)
2013 Janet Borden, Inc. “Articulate” New York, NY (group
2012 Foxwoods Resort & Casino.“Victory: An Exhibition Celebrating Boston Sports” Mashantucket, CT (group)
2012 Fotofocus.“Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography.”
Department of Visual Art, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2012 E.P. Levine, Inc. “Photographic Educators” Waltham, MA
2012 “American Studies,” Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. (solo)
2011 “EAT,” A Lightbox Exhibition at Grand Central Terminal. (solo)
2011 “American Studies,” Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
2008 “Old School,” Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
2003 “Establishments: Clubs, Libraries, and Associations” Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
1999 Art Institute of Boston
1999 Escuela Nacional de Fotographia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1998 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
1998 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
1998 Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
1997 International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY (solo)
1997 Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (solo)
1996 Fotografia Latino-Americana, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
1995 Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
1993-7 Smithsonian Institution, (“Sites”) traveling exhibition (solo)
1992 High Museum, Atlanta, GA
1990 Janet Borden, Inc.
1990 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
1988 Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN (solo)
1987 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston (solo)
“Diamonds are Forever.” Traveling exhibition (group)
1986 “Interiors.” Traveling exhibition (group)
1985 The Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts (solo)
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston (group)
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (group)
1984 Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC (group)
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (group)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (group)
University Art Gallery, Amherst, MA (solo)
1983 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Vision Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago (solo)
Jeffrey Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
Museum of Art, Cologne, W. Germany (group)
1982 Robert Freidus Gallery, New York (solo)
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston (solo)
Crescent Arts Center, Scarborough, England (solo)
1981 Jorgenson Art Center, UConn, Storrs (group)
University Art Galleries, Grand Forks, ND (solo)
Robert Freidus Gallery, NY (solo)
1980 Thorne, Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH (group)
Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)

2016 “Southern Accent: Seeking the South in Contemporary Art.”Nasher & Speed Museums. Duke University, Durham, NC and Louisville, KY (group)
2016 “Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present.”Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
2016 “Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers”. Barbican London & Manchester,UK
2015 Flash Forward Festival: “The Gun Show” Fort Point Arts Community, Boston
MA (group)
2015 A.I.P.A.D. “Taco Trucks” Robert Klein Gallery at The Armory, New York, NY (2015)
featured. (group)
2015 Albany Institute of History & Art. “Triple Play: Baseball at the Albany Institute”. A traveling exhibition originated in 2012 (group)
by The Bank of America, contains all 26 American & National League stadium panoramas. Albany, NY (group)
2014 Museum of Art. “American Scene: Martin Z. Margulies Collection of Photography”
Fort Lauderdale, FL (group)
2014 Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. “Einladung” Hamburg, Germany (group)
2014 Dixon Gallery & Gardens.“Color: American Photography Transformed” Memphis,
TN (group)
2013 Buenos Aires Photo, 2013.“Espacio Foto Arte” Buenos Aires, Argentina (group)
2013 BK Projects. “Roadside Attractions” Drive By Projects, Watertown,
MA (group)
2013 Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “Un/natural Color”
Santa Barbara, CA (group)
2013 Amon Carter Museum. “Color: American Photography Transformed”
Fort Worth, TX (group)
2013 Stonecro Gallery. “Mentor/Mentee” Ogunquit, ME (group)
2013 Janet Borden, Inc. “Articulate” New York, NY (group
2012 Foxwoods Resort & Casino.“Victory: An Exhibition Celebrating Boston Sports” Mashantucket, CT (group)
2012 Fotofocus.“Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography.”
Department of Visual Art, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2012 E.P. Levine, Inc. “Photographic Educators” Waltham, MA
2012 “American Studies,” Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. (solo)
2011 “EAT,” A Lightbox Exhibition at Grand Central Terminal. (solo)
2011 “American Studies,” Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
2008 “Old School,” Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
2003 “Establishments: Clubs, Libraries, and Associations” Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
1999 Art Institute of Boston
1999 Escuela Nacional de Fotographia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1998 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
1998 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
1998 Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
1997 International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY (solo)
1997 Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (solo)
1996 Fotografia Latino-Americana, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
1995 Janet Borden, Inc. (solo)
1993-7 Smithsonian Institution, (“Sites”) traveling exhibition (solo)
1992 High Museum, Atlanta, GA
1990 Janet Borden, Inc.
1990 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
1988 Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN (solo)
1987 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston (solo)
“Diamonds are Forever.” Traveling exhibition (group)
1986 “Interiors.” Traveling exhibition (group)
1985 The Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts (solo)
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston (group)
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (group)
1984 Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC (group)
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (group)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (group)
University Art Gallery, Amherst, MA (solo)
1983 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Vision Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago (solo)
Jeffrey Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
Museum of Art, Cologne, W. Germany (group)
1982 Robert Freidus Gallery, New York (solo)
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston (solo)
Crescent Arts Center, Scarborough, England (solo)
1981 Jorgenson Art Center, UConn, Storrs (group)
University Art Galleries, Grand Forks, ND (solo)
Robert Freidus Gallery, NY (solo)
1980 Thorne, Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH (group)
Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
GRANTS, AWARDS and COMMISSIONS
2009 Vassar College grant to photograph the college
Tufts University research grant to photograph
2003 LEF Foundation grant to photograph the old movie theaters of Somerville, MA
2000 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Faculty Enrichment Grant
1999 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
1997 New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
1996 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Excellence in Teaching Award
1984 The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and the Museum of Contemporary Art
1981 Target Corporation Grant
1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship
1976 Joseph E. Seagram’s Corporation Bicentennial Project, “The County Court House”
1974 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ca.
International Center for Photography, New York
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Art Institute of Chicago
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
Seagram’s Collection, New York
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Tufts University, Boston, MA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
2011 American Studies, powerHouse Books, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Vassar College Annual Report, Poughkeepsie, NY
2007 Marking the Land: Jim Dow in North Dakota, North Dakota Museum of Art Press
2001-2003 “The Classic Ballparks” calendars of major league baseball parks. Chronicle Books
1997 Fine Art Photography ’97, Graphis Publishing, NY
1987 Diamonds Are Forever, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
1985 The Spirit of Sport. Constance Sullivan, ed. Co‑published by Polaroid Corporation and New York Graphic Society, Boston
1984 Ten Photographers. Olympic Arts Festival, LA Center for Photographic Studies, and Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
1984 New Color, New Work. Abbeville Press
1983 Sleeping Giants. Camera Arts Magazine. September
1983 Court House. RFG Publishing. Portfolio of 12 prints.
1982 The American and National Leagues. Two portfolios of panoramic views of the Major League baseball parks. Original prints.
1978 Court House. Horizon Press.