EVE FOWLER | THE DIFFERENCE IS SPREADING | MAY 22, 2015 – JULY 3, 2015

EVE FOWLER | THE DIFFERENCE IS SPREADING
MAY 22, 2015 – JULY 3, 2015

NINO MIER GALLERY
1107 Greenacre Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eve Fowler: the difference is spreading
May 22, 2015 — July 3, 2015

MIER GALLERY is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, the difference is spreading, featuring new works by American artist Eve Fowler. The exhibition will open on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1107 Greenacre Avenue in West Hollywood, and will be on view through July 3, 2015. An opening reception will be held on May 22 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Eve Fowler’s “The Difference is Spreading” reflects an intense, five year long engagement with the words of Gertrude Stein. For Fowler, this engagement is at once syntactical, visual, haptic, lingual––each form of perception sliding over and upon each other, privileging none. Her work with the texts remains in some intrinsic way true to her photographic practice, one in which she singles out elements of Stein’s word-world for us to look at, to take into the mouth, to feel. There is intimacy here and overlap. We move through her to move through Stein to move through her, moving through and with ourselves all the while. Boundaries shift, flow. We are intertexted, entangled, touching upon, between. 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. In this way, Fowler’s new work indexes queer temporality, embodying the way in which a hundred years becomes no distance at all when one queer body writes itself to another: receiving, returning, a forever pleasure that has closeness at its core. This is difference and it is spreading, Fowler seems to say––or Stein, and Stein––an exercise in unfolding and in pleasure. You can please me. And so she we I do.

–Litia Perta, May 2015

Eve Fowler (b. in 1964, Philadelphia) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in photography from Yale University in 1992 and received her BA in Journalism from Temple University in 1986. Recent solo exhibitions) include “A Spectacle and Nothing Strange,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge (2014); “IT IS SO, IT IS SO,” The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Houston (2014). Recent group exhibitions include “Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions,” Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014) and “A Difference of Very Little Difference,” Artspace, Sydney (2015). Fowler’s work has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The New Museum, New York; The Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.

For more information, please email info@miergallery.com or visit the exhibition online at www.miergallery.com.

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Eve Fowler, the difference is spreading, 2015, Neon, 60 x 48 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches, Edition of 3, (152.4 x 123.2 x 5.7 cm), EF15.001
Eve Fowler, the difference is spreading, 2015, Neon, 60 x 48 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches, Edition of 3, (152.4 x 123.2 x 5.7 cm), EF15.001
Eve Fowler, quiet words, 2015, Neon on Plexiglas, 10 x 28 x 2 1/2 inches (25.4 x 71.1 x 6.4 cm), Edition of 3, EF15.002
Eve Fowler, quiet words, 2015, Neon on Plexiglas, 10 x 28 x 2 1/2 inches (25.4 x 71.1 x 6.4 cm), Edition of 3, EF15.002
Eve Fowler, War and order and pleased and as pleasure and as pleasure and as pleased, 2015, Xerox on paper, 32 1/4 x 24 7/8 inches (81.9 x 63.2 cm), Unique, EF15.008
Eve Fowler, War and order and pleased and as pleasure and as pleasure and as pleased, 2015, Xerox on paper, 32 1/4 x 24 7/8 inches (81.9 x 63.2 cm), Unique, EF15.008
Eve Fowler, I like the feeling of words doing as they want to do and as they have to do when they live where they have to live that is where they have come to live which of course they do do, 2015, Vinyl, Dimensions variable, Edition of 3, EF15.004
Eve Fowler, I like the feeling of words doing as they want to do and as they have to do when they live where they have to live that is where they have come to live which of course they do do, 2015, Vinyl, Dimensions variable, Edition of 3, EF15.004
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Xerox on paper, 25 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches (65.1 x 47.3 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Xerox on paper, 25 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches (65.1 x 47.3 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Xerox on paper, 25 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches (65.1 x 47.3 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor (1/2), 2015, Xerox on paper, 25 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches (65.1 x 47.3 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Xerox on paper, 25 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches (65.1 x 47.3 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor (2/2), 2015, Xerox on paper, 25 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches (65.1 x 47.3 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, Let us wash our hair and stare stare at mountain ranges, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 18 x 72 inches (45.7 x 182.9 cm), Unique, EF15.009
Eve Fowler, Let us wash our hair and stare stare at mountain ranges, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 18 x 72 inches (45.7 x 182.9 cm), Unique, EF15.009
Eve Fowler, Let us wash our hair and stare stare at mountain ranges, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 18 x 72 inches (45.7 x 182.9 cm), Unique, EF15.009
Eve Fowler, Let us wash our hair and stare stare at mountain ranges, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 18 x 72 inches (45.7 x 182.9 cm), Unique, EF15.009
Eve Fowler, ANYONE TELLING ANYTHING IS TELLING THAT THING, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014
Eve Fowler, ANYONE TELLING ANYTHING IS TELLING THAT THING, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014
Eve Fowler, RUB HER COKE, 2015, Brass, black walnut, 48 inches diameter x 1 inch thick (121.9 x 2.54 cm), Edition of 3, EF15.003
Eve Fowler, RUB HER COKE, 2015, Brass, black walnut, 48 inches diameter x 1 inch thick (121.9 x 2.54 cm), Edition of 3, EF15.003
Eve Fowler, We like fire and we don’t mind if it smokes, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.011
Eve Fowler, We like fire and we don’t mind if it smokes, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.011
Eve Fowler, i want to tell about fire, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.011
Eve Fowler, i want to tell about fire, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.011
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor (1/2), 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, one is the same as any two halves and this is not outrageous, not a bit outrageous it is a sign of splendor (2/2), 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm) each, Unique, EF15.007
Eve Fowler, how can you distress me. you can't. you can please me., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.011
Eve Fowler, how can you distress me. you can’t. you can please me., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.011
Eve Fowler, Telephone Pole, 2015, Screen print posters stapled to utility pole, Pole: 12.5 feet high x 9 inches diameter (381 x 22.86 cm), Posters: 28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm), Unique, EF15.005
Eve Fowler, Telephone Pole, 2015, Screen print posters stapled to utility pole, Pole: 12.5 feet high x 9 inches diameter (381 x 22.86 cm), Posters: 28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm), Unique, EF15.005
Eve Fowler, having had it in way the having had it anyway having had it anyway having had it in that way, having had it and had and heard it in this way mountains are understood, 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, having had it in way the having had it anyway having had it anyway having had it in that way, having had it and had and heard it in this way mountains are understood, 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, having had it in way the having had it anyway (1/4), 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, having had it in way the having had it anyway having had it anyway having had it in that way, having had it and had and heard it in this way mountains are understood, 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, having had it anyway having had it in that way, (2/4), 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, having had it in way the having had it anyway having had it anyway having had it in that way, having had it and had and heard it in this way mountains are understood, 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, having had it and had and heard it (3/4), 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, having had it in way the having had it anyway having had it anyway having had it in that way, having had it and had and heard it in this way mountains are understood, 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, in this way mountains are understood (4/4), 2015, Xerox on paper, 26 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches (66.35 x 53.35 cm) each, Unique, EF15.006
Eve Fowler, the difference is spreading, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.016
Eve Fowler, the difference is spreading, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.016
Eve Fowler, you will perhaps say no and yes perhaps yes, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014
Eve Fowler, you will perhaps say no and yes perhaps yes, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014
Eve Fowler, you will perhaps say no and yes perhaps yes, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014
Eve Fowler, you will perhaps say no and yes perhaps yes, 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014
Eve Fowler, moonlight and darkness. sleep and not sleep., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 18 x 72 inches (45.7 x 182.9 cm), Unique, EF15.010
Eve Fowler, moonlight and darkness. sleep and not sleep., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 18 x 72 inches (45.7 x 182.9 cm), Unique, EF15.010
Eve Fowler, Best and most. Long and short. Left and right. There and more. Near and far. Gone and come. Light and fair. Here and there. This and now. Felt and how next and near. In and on. New and try in and this. Which and felt. Come and leave. By and well returned. Patriarchal poetry indeed., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.019
Eve Fowler, Best and most. Long and short. Left and right. There and more. Near and far. Gone and come. Light and fair. Here and there. This and now. Felt and how next and near. In and on. New and try in and this. Which and felt. Come and leave. By and well returned. Patriarchal poetry indeed., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.019
Eve Fowler, How can you sleep so sweetly. How can you be so very well. Very well., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014
Eve Fowler, How can you sleep so sweetly. How can you be so very well. Very well., 2015, Acrylic and screen print on canvas, 69 x 48 inches (175.3 x 122 cm), Unique, EF15.014