eve fowler

a TRADES A.i.R. project

WHEN : Tuesday 4/17 at 1030am
WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 101)

Eve Fowler (b. in 1964, Philadelphia, USA) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of Temple University (BA, 1986), and Yale University (MFA, 1992.)

In her own words: “My creative practice hinges on a form of collaboration that has bearing witness at its core. This is manifested through my decades of photographic practice, and through my ongoing work with fellow artists, filmmakers, writers and curators under the rubric of Artist Curated Projects. It is evident in my sustained engagement with the creative work of Gertrude Stein; and it is the motivation behind my archival investigations that bring historically marginalized forms of practice into contemporary conversation.”

Since 2011, Fowler’s work has centered on excerpting, interacting, and re-presenting the poetry of Stein in arresting visual forms. Originally conceived as posters printed by historic Colby Poster Printing Company and affixed to telephone poles alongside the 101 freeway amongst other similar signage and blending into the L.A. visual vernacular, Fowler has since realized the work as freeway billboards, bus shelter advertisements, paintings, neon signs, collage, and sculpture; giving the Stein texts further breadth and dimension. Writer Litia Perta comments: “across a distance of nearly a century, Fowler’s work literally commingles with Stein’s: gets close to it, pulls strands out, knits phrases back in, asks us to be near it, to think toward it.”

Fowler organizes Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles. She has staged recent solo exhibitions at Participant Inc, New York; Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland; Mier Gallery, Los Angeles and at Artspace, Sydney. Her work was included in Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in the Manifest Destiny billboard project, organized by LAND in 2014. Her book Anyone Telling Anything Is Telling That Thing was published by Printed Matter in September of 2013. Her second book, Hustlers, was published in May of 2014 by Capricious Publishing. Fowler’s work is included collections such as The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

On O‘ahu, Eve will conduct studio visits with local emerging and established artists of exceptional talent for inclusion in an "Artist Curated Projects" exhibition here. We are organizing a public screening of her 16mm film “with it which it as it if it is to be”, as well as a Gertrude Stein focused event with creative writing and poetry professor Dr. Susan Schultz. TRADES is also working on a Public Art component of Eve Fowler's work here in Hawai‘i, look out for it, literally.

TRADES A.i.R. program seeks to address the underrepresentation of contemporary art in the Hawaiian Islands by providing maximum community access and fostering arts appreciation locally. At the core of our mission is a Visiting Artist in Residence Program. TRADES aims to fund travel, lodging and studio space for selected national and international visiting artists. Committed to outreach, we are partnered with the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. TRADES creates a round-trip circuit for contemporary art in the islands, with the introduction of offshore techniques and the exportation of local perspectives. TRADES was founded by Don Felix Cervantes and Aaron Wong in January 2016. A sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, our intended reach is to all Hawaiian Islands and to visiting artists worldwide.