- THE APARTMENT
Artists: Math Bass, Zackary Drucker, Sam Gordon, Anna Sew Hoy, A.L. Steiner, Two Serious Ladies
Curator: Eve Fowler
- ReMap4 ADDRESS
15 Leonidou, 4th floor
T: +30 210 7251313
- PERMANENT ADDRESS
3, Dimitressa Street
Images and texts courtesy of the artists and the gallery
Please see american objects
THE APARTMENT is pleased to present “Please see American Objects”, a group exhibition curated by Eve Fowler. The exhibition is an off-site project and will be presented during ReMap4 from September 8 through September 28, at Leonidou 15 in Kerameikos.
Eve Fowler, whose work was shown at the gallery in late 2012, has put together a group of artists mainly from LA, whose work has been an alternative reading of American art and subculture. The works are full of quirky and personal references, although references to art history abound. The scale, process and dissemination of the works is intimate in contrast with the impression we have of post-war American art, largely characterized by grandiose gestures, and allegedly universal artistic statements.
The works in the exhibition are the result of a personal engagement with art and fuel on the desire to break with big narratives and to integrate the local and the personal. This reflection on personal histories becomes even more resonant today in the context of artistic collaboration; all artists have collaborated between them or with others not only in the production of new work but also in the juxtaposition and dissemination of meaning(s) that their works can bring about.
A distinct queer aesthetic diffuses the exhibition, not only in the sense of considering the complexity of desire, gender and sexuality, but rather in the sense of breaking away from the fixed rules of hetero-normative society and allowing for inclusivity and scope. Therefore, the exhibition adapts a number of models, sometimes inter-related and often contradictory, to explore the possibility of standing outside normative thinking and the freedom of following new paths, trying out new paradigms and failing.
Eve Fowler is an artist, curator and co-founder of Artist Curated Projects, a non-profit artist run space in Los Angeles, California.