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Sage Dawson
updated: 09/06/2013
website: www.sagedawson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Itinerary Map West Through Space and Time, in a set progression
Alternative View of: Missouri Flora
Cartographies of Ruin; 1163 Mary Street
Cartographies of Ruin; 1163 Mary Street
Hair Maps: Studies for Jerusalem and Albuquerque
1163 Mary Street, An Abandoned House
Georgia Flora
Study for Timeline
Summerville: n atural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
Timeline
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
Objects Catalogued by Site, Date, and Collection: Mary Street Collection, Summerville Collection, Tampa Bay Collection
1163 Mary Street, An Abandoned House
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, documentary, geometric, historical, landscape, mapping, memory, urban, pattern, collage
 
 
Itinerary Map West Through Space and Time, in a set progression by Sage Dawson
Itinerary Map West Through Space and Time, in a set progression
mixed media collagraph
2009
96 " x  288 " 
Alternative View of: Missouri Flora by Sage Dawson
Alternative View of: Missouri Flora
mixed media book
2008
5.5" x  16"  x 4" 
Cartographies of Ruin; 1163 Mary Street by Sage Dawson
Cartographies of Ruin; 1163 Mary Street
mixed media collography
2010
16.25" x  8.75" 
Cartographies of Ruin; 1163 Mary Street by Sage Dawson
Cartographies of Ruin; 1163 Mary Street
mixed media collography
2010
16.25" x  8.75" 
Hair Maps: Studies for Jerusalem and Albuquerque by Sage Dawson
Hair Maps: Studies for Jerusalem and Albuquerque
hair and goldleaf on collography
2008
3.5 " x  5.5 "  x 1 " 
1163 Mary Street, An Abandoned House by Sage Dawson
1163 Mary Street, An Abandoned House
mixed media collagraph
2011
8.5 " x  8.75 " 
Georgia Flora by Sage Dawson
Georgia Flora
mixed media book
2012
6.5 " x  10 "  x 4 " 
Study for Timeline by Sage Dawson
Study for Timeline
ink and acrylic on collography
2008
5.5" x  24" 
Summerville: n atural Disasters During the Winter of 2011 by Sage Dawson
Summerville: n atural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
Lithography, Acrylic, Pencil
2008
22 " x  20 " 
Timeline by Sage Dawson
Timeline
mixed media lithograph on handmade paper
2009
216 " x  60 " 
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011 by Sage Dawson
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
Lithography, Acrylic, Pencil
2013
30 " x  48 " 
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011 by Sage Dawson
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
Lithography, Acrylic, Pencil
2013
21" x  22" 
Objects Catalogued by Site, Date, and Collection: Mary Street Collection, Summerville Collection, Tampa Bay Collection by Sage Dawson
Objects Catalogued by Site, Date, and Collection: Mary Street Collection, Summerville Collection, Tampa Bay Collection
Found objects
2009-2013
Dimensions variable
1163 Mary Street, An Abandoned House by Sage Dawson
1163 Mary Street, An Abandoned House
Acrylic, Pastel, Collagraphy
2013
80" x  70" 
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011 by Sage Dawson
Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011
Lithography, Acrylic, Pencil
2013
27" x  19" 

Artist Statement

My work examines the history of cartographic rendering: mapping to investigate the distinct identities of spaces, dwelling rights, and contemporary perspectives of nostalgia. The work draws from  housing rights research in India, radical cartography projects, and phenomenological approaches to documenting abandoned and destroyed sites. Most of the burned out homes, abandoned objects, and neighborhoods explored, such as the disparate Summerville district of Augusta, Georgia, raise issues nearly invisible to the communities within which they reside.

The Natural Disasters series focuses on Summerville, exploring housing inequalities within the hilltop neighborhood, as well as the subtropical environment responsible for many blighted homes and crumbling architecture. In contrast to this decay is what remains of these homes and the objects found within: dust and mildew collect atop obsolete technologies, peeling tile, furniture, and architectural remnants. The work examines the production and destruction of space, relying heavily on ambiguity and hyperbole, and its larger impact on those who encounter it.

Artist Bio / CV

Sage Dawson is a mixed media artist whose work draws from community histories, the landscape, and research in Israel and India. She completed an MFA in Printmaking from the University of New Mexico in 2009.

Her work has been featured in From Here to There published by Princeton Architectural Press and in Elephant Magazine. Recent exhibitions include the International Print Center New York, the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Munson William Proctor School of Art, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Lehman College (CUNY) in NYC, and the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China. Sage has been awarded a number of grants for her research, allowing her to lecture at Boston University, and to conduct on-site research in Nagpur, India, working at a de facto orphanage.