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3 Looks, 2013 Collage, Mixed Media 11"x14"
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Bit O' Honey, 2013 Collage, Mixed Media 8"x10"
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Today My Father Is A Mailman, 2011 Collage, Mixed Media 11"x14"
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Attempt at Answering Door With No Arms, 2011 C-print 20"x24"
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ATTEMPT AT ANSWERING FRONT DOOR WITH NO HEAD OR ARMS, 2011 C-print 20"x24"
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Strength of Feats exhibit 1, 2011 C-print 20"x24"
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Strength of Feats exhibit 7, 2011 C-print 20"x24"
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Me and D, 2010 C-print 20"x24"
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Untitled, (trimming toe nails), 2005 C-print 40"x40"
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Untitled, (wearing a clown nose), 2005 C-print 40"x40"
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Untitled, (wearing pink robe and towel), 2005 C-print 40"x40"
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Panhead, 2010 C-print 20"x20"
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Attempt at Lifting Weights With No Arms, 2012 Silver Gelatin 16"x20"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Hollywood
Schools
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), 2007, BFA
California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), 2014, MFA
Tags
collage, JAWES, Jason Dawes, abstract, mixed-media, video-art, performance, conceptual, surrealism, modern, photography, exhibition/performance, street, Illustration, photo
CV/Bio/Statement

Jason Dawes
jawes.weebly.com


SOLO SHOWS
2013 Riding High on the Hobby Horse,    Gallery 106,CSUSB San Bernardino, CA
 
2007 BFA Thesis Show, Mint Gallery,
         CalArts, Valencia, CA

2006 Cut & Paste, Mezz Gallery, CalArts,                
          Valencia, CA

GROUP SHOWS
2013 Transduction: Eight As One, National Orange Show Art Gallery,
  San Bernardino, CA (catalogue)

2013 Trilateral Exchange MFA Candidate        Show, dA Gallery, Pomona, CA

2013 At This Juncture, Gallery 106, CSUSB, S.B.San Bernardino, CA

2012 Trilateral Exchange, dA Gallery, Pomona, CA

2012 Be Here Now, Gallery 106, CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA

2012 Gang of 4, Gallery 106, CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA

2011Benefit for Jade, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2010 ALL IN, Mirimar Long Boards, Pomona, CA

2009 Project 210 Holiday Show, 210 Gallery Pasadena, CA

2009 Chicago Bicycle Art Festival, Chicago, IL

2008 Firestarter, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Chaffey College Mixer, Robert V. Fullerton GalleryRAFFMA Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA

2006 Gas Face, Zodiac Gallery, Pomona, CA

PUBLICATIONS
 Shannon, Joy, "Erratic Impulses," IE Weekly, October 10, 2013.
dotphotozine, Issue #2, 20102,. pg. 40-41
dotphotozine, Issue #3, 2013,. pg. 60-61

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Photography Lab Tech, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 2005-2007
Photography Lab Tech, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 2003(present)

EDUCATION
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, BFA, 2007            
California State University, San Bernardino, CA, MFA in Studio Art & Design,
(in process, expected June 2014)

 

BIO

JAWES is a short cut for Jason Dawes, a working artist based out of Southern California. JAWES has a background in photography but found himself moving toward collage work and the insular and unconscious within the artwork that distances itself from photography, but still references it.  Through a serious studio practice, he is able to share his sense of humor and playfulness in his artwork.


STATEMENT

 I gravitated toward portrait photography fairly quickly. I found the interaction between subject and photographer to be an intense moment in time. I began to push that intensity through various non-traditional approaches, such as placing ads in the personals. It did not take long before I turned the camera on myself, creating self-portraits in the domestic setting. I began to play for the camera. I created various personas that placed myself in some gray area between masculinity and femininity. Shortly there after, I began working with collage. I found the formulas and rigidity sometimes found in photography had me gasping for air. Collage works had freed up my process. The mediums of photography and collage played harmoniously together as they are both paired in ideas of domesticity, gender roles, family dynamics and dominant and submissive figures. The collage work is compressed and stacked in a way that adds weight to the issues found inside. The stacking and overlapping of the collages, keeps all the elements fighting for space. I can tap into the unconscious and explore ideas through the re-contextualization of other images, text, and scraps of paper. The key elements of my domestic photo collages are: the home, sexual tension/hierarchy/innuendo, and gender play. Through a serious studio practice, I am able to share my sense of humor and playfulness in my work. With a few pages from a magazine and a glue stick, I can change and rearrange the world around me.