2010 – Eve Fowler Press Release

EVE FOWLER / HUSTLERS  AND BOOKS FROM “THE ONE INSTITUTE” / May 2, 2010 5 to 7 pm

For its next exhibition Apartment 2 presents two bodies of work, spanning two decades, by LA-based artist Eve Fowler that explore questions of sexual interiority and exteriority in relation to vanishing “bodies.” In Hustlers, a group of photographs from the mid-1990s, Fowler depicts the responses of various young men, she solicited in bars and in the streets of the West Village of New York, to her invitation to pose for the camera. In Books from “The One Institute” Fowler transforms books, from the 1970s and 80s, she picked up from the sale racks of The One National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles. These two series address populations that are casually disappearing – Fowler’s hustlers often passed away or simply stopped frequenting the scene; her selection of lesbian literature represents a group of authors, and a body of knowledge, in a state of becoming obscure. In combination Fowler’s works question the complex ways that objecthood and agency can co-exist in cultures sometimes seen as disposable.

Eve Fowler lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT. Her work has been featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at Horton Gallery, New York; Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; White Columns and Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Museum 52 and Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York, NY; and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, and she is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Smithsonian Institute, and The New Museum, New York, NY. Her work has been mentioned in the The New York Times, Artnet, Out Magazine, and New York Magazine.

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