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Fowler Arts Collective is a studio and gallery collective located in the Greenpoint Terminal warehouse complex located on the East River waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Established by Lia Post in the summer of 2010, Fowler houses 24 talented artists working in 18 studios. Fowler has a 900 square foot gallery/project space that is the site for original exhibitions, artist projects, readings, classes, and more. We are located on the second floor of the Greenpoint Terminal building at 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222.
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All Together Now


Dates:
Fri Sep 13, 2013 00:10 - Mon Oct 07, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Exhibiting Artists: Elana Alder, Ranya Asmar, Cameron Bishop, Robert Bruderman, Calum Craik, Abby Duncan, Elizabeth Grammaticas, Tom Henry, Lucia Hinojosa, Chris Hood, Zenia Jaeger, Tommy Kwak, Aaron Maier, Sean McElroy, Kate Nielsen, Yuko Oda, Nicole Savoy, Wade Schaming, Julie Schneider, Candice Strongwater, and James Vanderberg.

Fowler Project Space is pleased to present All Together Now, an exhibition of talented artists from the studios that form Fowler Arts Collective, that investigates what it means to work in a collective today. The work presented in All Together Now is self-revelatory and aims to give our audience and ourselves a better understanding about what we make, why we make it, and how working in a shared space might influence our work. Artist-run collectives and galleries are an important part of the art-world ecosystem in New York City. Perhaps in reaction to more commercially driven “white-box” galleries, artist-run spaces offer artists an alternative, more self-directed path to making and showing work while figuring out how to survive this city. By choosing to present individually created work in the same collective space, this exhibition considers whether the work we present exists in some collective consciousness. We ask how this space binds us together or keeps us separate.

Please join us for the opening reception of All Together Now on Friday, Sept. 13th from 6-9pm. The opening takes place during a neighborhood wide event, Greenpoint Gallery Night, during which 12+ galleries will hold receptions during the same late hours.


EVENT

What Possessed You


Dates:
Fri May 10, 2013 17:00 - Fri May 10, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Perhaps the most distinguishing trait that separates human from animal is the compulsion to express the soul within, and to give it form. Could this be the reason art exists? The six artists included in What Possessed You deal with the mysterious, amorphous, and untouchable powers felt within us. Each are offering a contemporary response to ritualistic traditions from places and subject matter as far afield as Trinidad and Tobago, the Appalachian Mountains, Middle America, the Southern Bible Belt, and mythology.

Jonathan Durham uses his work to explore subjects of faith, violence, doubt, humor and the body as a sculptural application. For What Possessed You, Durham presents Pentecostal church footage of various incredible feats of faith, all of which he has edited into a trance-like loop.

With a simultaneously pointed and absurdist tone, Ben Fain’s work confronts culture head on. Using parade floats, film, and sculpture he examines the complications, prohibitions, and institutional contradictions operating within social spaces and contexts. His new work using logos from huge corporations like Starbucks and Whole Foods keenly bridges resistance and submission to the brand. He re-imagines the polished multi-national logos as home-made, even primitive symbols. In doing so, Fain is investigating the modern act of high-end consumption as a way to fulfill social, political and philanthropic desires.

Gigi Gatewood is a searcher, an open eye. Her interest in religion, science and magic leads her to explore the “space that exists somewhere between reality and the imaginary." This pursuit most recently brought her on a Fulbright Grant to explore the multiple religions and uniquely mixed culture found on the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. What Possessed You marks the first presentation of her work from that trip.

Using a natural palette, raw materials and intuitive formalism, JR Larson’s work has an intense energy and presence. Larson uses many materials that exist within our own bodies, and so an encounter with his work can elicit a physical response, a recognition.

Through sculpture, installation, costume, performance and video, Molly Lowe reveals uncanny relationships between everyday objects, organic materials, and interiors both in and outside the body. Lowe’s work Cycle, presented here, uses deconstructed narratives and a strong aesthetic sense of light and color, to produce evocative imagery of a myth-like, paganesque allegory.

For George Terry, an artistic pursuit is no different than a holy endeavor. For him, “studio practice” has become an adult metonym for what “play” was as a child. It is this aspect of play that keeps his practice vital. He feels that it’s important to open up his brain and just let things fall out.

Please join us for the opening reception of What Possessed You, Friday, May 10th from 6-9pm. The reception will be taking place during a special Gallery Night event in Greenpoint. For more information on this event, go here: greenpointgalleries.org

What Possessed You is on view from May 10th to June 7th, 2013. The exhibition is on view by appointment. Contact us here to make an appointment: fowlerprojectspace@gmail.com


EVENT

"Rocking on Empty" exhibition at Fowler Arts Collective


Dates:
Fri Mar 22, 2013 19:00 - Fri Mar 22, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Rocking on Empty an exhibition of work by New York artist, Hyun Jung Cho.

In her work, Hyun appropriates and repurposes found objects and everyday cultural ephemera such as tires, guitar picks, and chains and assigns them new, idiosyncratic meanings. She inscribes her works with catchy, self-devised phrases such as “Rocking on Empty,” “YA YA YA,” or “Hunky Funky Junky.” Most recently, Hyun has been making sculptural assemblage using discarded mechanical parts and other found objects combined with rock and roll memorabilia. She reconfigures and manipulates these elements until they have a new vitality while still referencing nostalgia in a slightly disorienting and playful way. Hyun's improvisational works aim to reflect the living streets and situations that provided her sculptural materials and objects.

South Korean-born Hyun is a New York based artist who received her BFA with Honors from Sydney College of the Arts in Sydney, Australia, in 2009. She obtained an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2012 and has exhibited in New York City and Australia. Most recently, Hyun's work has been featured at Apt16 Artspace in Newark, NJ, Parsons the New School’s 25 East Gallery, and The Kitchen in Chelsea.

Please join us for Rocking on Empty's opening reception on Friday, March 22nd from 7-9 pm. The exhibition will be on view from March 22 - April 1, 2013, and can be viewed by appointment. For more information on the artist, visit her website here: hunkyfunkyjunky.com


EVENT

Morph


Dates:
Mon Feb 11, 2013 00:00 - Thu Feb 28, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Morph, a group exhibition curated by Alicia DeBrincat and Jade Yumang of eleven artists working in the mediums of photography, sculpture, performance, installation, video, and painting.

Morph investigates the body as a conduit for different artistic and theoretical strategies, revealing the body’s fundamental role in comprehending our sense of self. Working across diverse mediums, these artists approach the body as raw material. They adapt it at will in order to explore identity, gender, religion, technology, disease, and the body’s role within the social matrix. The body is reduced to nothing more permanent than a modifiable facade, which can be constantly changed and morphed to resist or compliment outside forces.

Some of the exhibiting artists are collaborative duo Sara Jimenez and Kaitlynn Redell who encapsulate and perform “inbetweenness” as a space where identity is fluidly determined with other bodies and the environment through their video performance Negotiating Bounds. In her new painting series, Post-Medical Eden, Alicia DeBrincat explores and captures fleeting occurrences where bodies willfully deviate from the norm and seek out modes of interaction while opening up a generative space of play, exploration, and resistance to societal mandates. In NRML, JIT Real (Tara Long, Jarrod Kentrell, and Yamil Rodriguez) exploits and defies aesthetic hedonism and pop culture as the trio gender bends their way through a concoction of music, visuals, construction, and performance, hypnotizing audiences to a chaotic trance. The rest of the exhibiting artists are: Dalal Ani, Dean Dempsey, Lavar Munroe, Kreerath Sunittramat,and Jade Yumang.

Please join us for Morph's opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-9 pm. The exhibition will be on view from February 11th to 28th, 2013, and can be viewed by appointment. For more information on the exhibition and artists, go here: http://www.fowlerartsbrooklyn.org/morph.html