Dawn Roscoe

Roscoe

Exquisite Suburbia is a fictional series that investigates the American Dream and questions the intentions of living in perfect, suburban setting. The series is an evolving story that examines both powerful cultural and societal influences on the family as a whole and individually. The story begins with a modern day housewife living in a utopian suburbia and tells of her world full of demanding family obligations, career goals and beauty ideals. In her ever-changing and multifaceted role, her suburban existence is pushed to live an exquisite life and achieve an idyllic environment for her children while living in a chaotic world of idealized imagery along with the omnipresent pressure to succeed. Yet, the successes and perspectives of her behavior begin to affect her maturing family. As the story enfolds into the next chapter, named “Best Friends” the youngest daughter becomes part of emotional landscape within the household. The chapter describes a special friendship between a girl and her best friend and how each girl is connected to one another in a complex relationship which involves a labyrinth of the conscious and the unconscious mind. Through the mother and daughter relationship, friendships are created to reveal another facet of the imagined life, isolation and vulnerability. With the innocence of childhood, certain environmental and familial messages seep into the psyche and start to form behaviors, aesthetics, and ambitions.  My goal is to offer an intertwining story of an imagined family living in a powerful world of media, technology and imagery and how cultural perspectives and realities are formed.

All photographs are 10 x 15" lambda prints in editions of 10 for $450 each, with the exception of
"Family Portrait" which is a 16 x 20" lambda print in an edition of 10 for $700 each.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Dawn Roscoe
Dream Time, 2005
Dawn Roscoe
Family Portrait, 2005
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The Basement, 2005
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Caroline at Play, 2005
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Cocktail Time, 2005
Dawn Roscoe
Craft Time, 2005
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Laundry Time, 2005
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Night Time, 2005
Dawn Roscoe
Pantry, 2005
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The Makeup Lesson, 2005
Dawn Roscoe
Time with Mikey, 2005
Dawn Roscoe
Wine Time, 2005