One, One Thousand | Southern Photography


No One Was With Her When She Died
by Dawn Roe

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Project statement:

These images were made in reaction and response to my daily surroundings within and throughout the home, studio and landscape. They serve as recordings of my efforts to make visible perceptual inconsistencies between experienced and recorded time. Trees, weeds and leaves along with dew, sparkles, plastic and glass are the materials at play within these fixated non-moments, where only a peripheral glimpse is captured within an endless optical flow. These scenes sit empty and alone. I sometimes lament that we cannot “know” things in time, but only through recollection, which can be temporally very near or very far. And so, I look through and to the camera as both device and mechanism for perceiving and being in space and time.


Bio and contact:

Dawn Roe (MFA, Illinois State University, BFA, Marylhurst University) divides her time between Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida where she serves as Assistant Professor of Art at Rollins College. Her studio practice involves the singular and combined use of still photographs and digital video and is concerned with themes of perception, time and memory.

Dawn’s recently completed project, Goldfields, was exhibited as a triple-screen installation at Screen Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2012) and will travel to White Box at The University of Oregon, Portland, OR (2013). A multi-media exhibition of this work is scheduled for The Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University, Murray, KY (2013). Additional solo and two-person exhibitions include This Is Nowhere, Orange Coast College Photography Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA (2011), The Tree Alone, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL (2010), and Dawn Roe and Catharine Stebbins, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Orison for the Forest, Best Friends Gallery, Arlington Heights, IL, Too Close To Home, Coop Gallery, Asheville, NC, (2012), Darkness on the Edge of Town, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Transplanted, Launch Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada (2011), and HyperReal World: Landscape as Commodity, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2010).

Dawn has received funding for her work from The United Arts of Central Florida, The Associated Colleges of the South/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and The Society for Photographic Education. Her work has been featured in SHOTS, F-stop Magazine, Fraction Magazine, fototazo and Urbanautica.


Dawn Roe is a Asheville, NC, and Winter Park, FL, based photographer.
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