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Friday, July 3, 2015

Dawn Roe's Video Installation, "The Weight of Centuries" at the Spartanburg County Public Headquarters Library

Video still, "And Time Lets Fall Its Drop" by Dawn Roe, 2010
July 6--September 7, 2015

Headquarter's Library
151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

“I hate all details of the individual life.  But I am fixed here to listen.  An immense pressure is on me.
I cannot move without dislodging the weight of centuries.”

– Virginia Woolf, The Waves


Dawn was a part of the Center for Visual Art's CVA-G documentary project and exhibition,  Sense of Place; Picturing Life in West Greenville, which was supported by a One Time Project grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, as well as The Community Foundation of Greenville, Fraction Magazine and Clemson University.
Dawn Roe works with still photographs and digital video in both singular and combined forms. She relies upon the reproductive nature of these media to activate and make visible perceptual inconsistencies between experienced and recorded time.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada; The William King Museum, Abingdon, VA (2014); The White Box at The University of Oregon, Portland, OR; Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University, Murray, KY (2013); Screen Space Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2012); The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL (2010); and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2009). Her works have also been exhibited at The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; The Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); The Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, WA, Australia (2013); The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC (2012); Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2011); and other venues throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Roe was recently awarded a public art commission from the Broward County Division of Cultural Affairs, which will result in the production of a suite of artworks for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. She is also the recipient of awards from The Associated Colleges of the South/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The United Arts of Central Florida, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and The Society for Photographic Education. Her work has been featured in numerous print and web-based journals including Oxford American, One One Thousand, and Fraction Magazine, and she is a contributor to both fototazo, and Urbanautica. She recently engaged in a long-form interview with Lauren Henkin as part of Tilted Arc's Women in the Landscape series. As well, a collaborative essay with Leigh-Ann Pahapill and Lisa Zaher on her Goldfields project was published in the Routledge print journal, Photographies, in 2013. She recently founded the public art project window (re/production | re/presentation) and serves as the curator.
Roe received a BFA from Marylhurst University and an MFA from Illinois State University. She divides her time between Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida where she serves as Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College. 

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