jdc Fine Art: art dealer championing Artists whose work serves a higher purpose.

Who we are & what we care about:

jdc Fine Art (est. 2011) is dedicated to content-driven contemporary art by established and emerging artists who specialize in photography.  We work with national and international artists, and champion those making art to serve a higher purpose.  We feature work that marks our time, repositions us so as to see from another vantage, calls for re-evaluation of accepted norms, and overall inspires reflection and dialog.  Aesthetically, we gravitate towards narrative, figurative work.  Overarching themes include:  the portrait; beauty and the poetics of the world; the every day; the image as document, memorial, snapshot, even lie; alternative or plural realities; and socio-political or international issues.   

A number of our artists hybridize their work; beyond photographic prints, viewers may encounter photo-dependent or lens-driven works, such as artists' books, videos, objects, installations, and the like.  An increasing number of our artists aim to produce more limited editions, unique works, even non photo-based works. We support all aspects of our artists’ practice, and aim to evolve with them.

About our Director:  Jennifer DeCarlo

Jennifer DeCarlo has a strong connection to the photographic field through her work in galleries, as a writer, and patron of the arts.  Jennifer earned her MFA from UW-Madison and BFA from Knox College.  After completing her studies, Jennifer worked as the Assistant Director at the Schneider Gallery, Chicago for three years then  Writer|Editor for AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) for nearly five years.  

jdc Fine Art was launched from San Diego in 2011. From there the gallery hosted six seasons of shows and exhibited in Photo LA and Art Palm Springs. jdc continues to cultivate connections with Chicago, and in 2017, while again a resident there, collaborated on gallery and corporate exhibitions, and public projects (search: “annex murals” and “k9 4 Cops”). jdc is currently relocating to the Oregon coast where DeCarlo, who moves due to the demands of her Partner’s career, will continue to support her Artists.

jdc has eyes on a space at the Salishan Resort and plans to soft-launch as a private dealer with public hours (fall 2019). From this seat, we can showcase the work of our Artists, host summits for artists and collectors by invitation or appointment, as well as plan for Art Fairs, and continue to seek our ultimate goal: earning our Artists attention and patronage from institutions.

Jennifer DeCarlo, Director of jdc Fine Art © Aaron Duggan

Jennifer DeCarlo, Director of jdc Fine Art
© Aaron Duggan

Omnipresence need not be anchored to a singular space; connectivity can occur outside more than inside the box; collectors tend to explore virtually before physically; and all patrons enjoy special invitations to unique art-events.

DeCarlo & jdc Artists have contributed to the following Museum Benefit Auctions: Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, and Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago).

DeCarlo has participated in the following reviews: Photo NOLA, Filter Photo Festival, Medium Festival of Photography, MoP CPAC.

For more on Jennifer:  Search "jdc Press" below.