Morán Morán is pleased to present Eve Fowler’s first exhibition on Collect. Her new series of collages, which she refers to as “list poems,” results from randomly selecting a book from her collection, quickly looking at a page, then writing down a word or part of a sentence that resonates. She then takes those selections and cuts out the numbers of the list and the letters of the words to construct the collage using colored paper in yellow, green, or blue.
Fowler began making these List Poems on a day she was waiting for someone to arrive at her studio, both as a way to pass the time and also as a quick practice to turn a stream of consciousness into something tangible, or to play with actions made by chance. From a pile of books, she took one, opened to a random page, jotted down a word or two then closed it and opened another. She then proceeded to list the words or sentence fragments, and for the most part, she did not change the order in which she had found them. Initially, Fowler began this series using Gertrude Stein texts, as she had several of those books in the studio, but now she uses her entire library, which includes books by Garth Greenwell, Alan Hollinghurst, Qui Miaojin, Zadie Smith, and Anne Stevenson, to name a few.
Eve Fowler (b. 1964, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. A graduate of Temple University (BA, 1986), and Yale University (MFA, 1992), Fowler has had solo exhibitions at DCA Scotland; Participant Inc, NY; and in Sydney Australia at ArtSpace. Her work was included in Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art, 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 recent film with it which it as it if it is to be screened at LA MOCA; the Lumber Room, Portland, OR; and at The Tate St. Ives, in 2018. Her work is included in the collections of 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; The New Museum, New York; and The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. In addition to her studio practice, Fowler organizes Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles. She is a recipient of a 2017 Art Matters grant and was a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University (2018-19).