Ideas Platform

Eve Fowler
A spectacle and nothing strange

28 Mar – 24 May 2015

Above: 'A spectacle and nothing strange', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley.
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia
Sunday 29 March, 6 – 8pm

Eve Fowler’s (USA) previous work – including photographs of the queer community, collages and her wrapped lesbian library – serve as precursors to the letterpress and screenprint works that are a homage to queer writers and Gertrude Stein in particular, from whose writing much of the text is drawn. Fowler is interested in modes of distributing art that sit outside an institutional context and that speak directly to the public in a common vernacular. Her letterpress posters take the form of those commonly seen around her hometown of Los Angeles advertising concerts, boxing matches and cheap goods but resonate with a language that is queer, obtuse, poetic and puzzling. Fowler has an upcoming exhibition at Mier Gallery in Los Angeles and has held solo exhibitions at Horton Gallery, New York; Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles; and Julie Saul Gallery, New York. She has participated in group exhibitions at MoMA, New York; SF MOMA, The New Museum Tulane University Art Gallery, New Orleans; Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York; New Langton Arts, San Francisco; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. From 2013–15 her work was part of the billboard project, Manifest Destiny, organised by LAND. Fowler’s book Anyone Telling Anything Is Telling That Thing was published by Printed Matter in 2013 and her second book, Hustlers, was published by Capricious in 2014. Fowler is co¬founder of Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles.