EXHIBITION DATES: November 5 - December 5, 2010 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 5th, 6-10pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present a collaborative exhibition by Pernot Hudson and Johnny Woods entitled soft bigotry for a mercy killing (in two preludes). The exhibition is a multi-media exploration of the possibilities and impossibilities of perceptual accountability, and includes paintings, sculptural installation, video, and sound. Conceived of as a factual recounting and reaction to past events, soft bigotry for a mercy killing demonstrates the difficulty in separating fact and one’s emotional attachment. In the artist’s written document of this character’s recounting, it is clear that a traumatic event has taken place, but the reader is unable to define what has actually occurred. This presentation defies a strictly linear documentation of events or understanding as it is still unclear as to the extent to which what is displayed is a personal documentation of current happenings as understood, hence an historical account, or means by which one attempts to reenact for the sake of understanding. The distancing language and academic vocabulary point to a striking vulnerability that is at the heart of these works. An excerpt of the writing is as follows:
Recounting recent events … Currently, this work presents the beginning stages of cognizance and various degrees of personal acceptance or rejections of these current states entirely beyond control. While the impetus is not solely for the purpose of fulfilling a reactionary or deliberate gesture for the sake of a specific situation or event, it is due to a disconnect between person and surrounding from an observer’s point of view. These are preludes of awareness and control (however disillusioned).
The artists have created an immersive exhibition that will transform the gallery space at Fowler. Pernot Hudson will also have a concurrent exhibition opening November 12th, 2010 at the UCAL in Philadelphia, PA. Visit UCAL’s website for more information on that show: http://www.ucartsleague.org/
Please join us for the opening reception of this exhibition on Friday, November 5th from 6-10pm. The gallery will be open starting at noon on Friday for previewing the exhibition.
Fowler Arts Collective is a new studio and gallery collective located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at 67 West Street (on the second floor) between Greenpoint Ave. and Noble St. Signs will direct you into the space.
Hrag Vartanian of the Hyperallergic blog visited Greenpoint Open Studios last weekend and was taken by some of the artists who have their studios at Fowler: Scott Chasse, Raphaela Riepl, and Kate Nielsen! Yay!
I didn’t get to check out the Bring To Light Festival in full force because there were so many people upstairs in our space, so I want to find lots of images of the event! Here are some nice ones by Tanya Kechichian…
ENTER Group Exhibition at Fowler Arts Collective EXHIBITION: October 1 - 22, 2010 OPENING: Saturday, October 2nd from 7-11pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present ENTER, the inaugural exhibition of our brand new space in the historic Greenpoint Terminal Building on the Brooklyn waterfront. This group exhibition includes 25 talented emerging artists from New York City and Philadelphia. All artists were asked to respond in some way to the gallery space in its raw/ industrial form. These responses take the form of installations that have been made especially for the exhibition, or the responses are reflected in the content of the artwork. What results is a show full of discoveries and unexpected conversations between the pieces of artwork and the gallery and studio spaces.
Fowler Arts Collective is a new studio and gallery collective located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Established in July of 2010 by Cecelia Post, Fowler is still a newborn entity. Fowler is made up of 15 artist studios housing 20 talented artists working in all mediums and a 700 square foot gallery/ project space.
The weekend of Oct. 1st, Fowler is participating in Greenpoint Open Studios. The studios and gallery will be open to visitors starting Friday at 2pm until 6pm on Sunday. The hours on Sat. and Sun. will be 12-6pm. During our opening on Saturday the 2nd of October, Bring To Light NYC will be holding a light-based performance arts festival in the bottom floor of the Greenpoint Terminal Market building. Bring To Light will also be filling Noble Street and West Street with art and performances. It will be an exciting night!
FEATURED ARTISTS: Cameron Bishop, Scott Chasse, Elizabeth Coll, Katie Dobbins, Jenny Drumgoole, Leigh Van Duzer, Harlan Erskine, Susan Fang, Kurt Freyer, Jessica Goehring, Elizabeth Hoy, Nicholas Johnston, Frank Deleon Jones, Jules Joseph, Deanna Lee, Kate Nielsen, Rebecca Posner, Cecelia Post, Raphaela Riepl, Emilie Selden, Victoria Sica, Kim Sielbeck, Leonor Torres, Ramon Urenia, Cay Yoon, Jing Wei
Come and visit Fowler during our opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 7-11pm. Drinks and conversations will be plentiful!
Fowler is located at 67 West Street (on the second floor) between Milton St. and Noble St. Look for signs directing you into the space.