any one she is kissing

Eve Fowler


About the edition

This one colour screenprint was created in DCA Print Studio as part of our DCA Editions programme to coincide with Eve Fowler's exhibition what a slight. what a sound. what a universal shudder. in DCA galleries.

For years Eve Fowler has worked with the words of Gertrude Stein. Using film, audio, billboards, bus shelters, printed matter, posters, paintings and photographs to engage and create a syntactical, visual, haptic lingual body of work. In getting close to Stein’s work in a way that indexes queer temporality she is seeking to embody the way in which a hundred years becomes no distance at all when one queer body writes itself to another.  Litia Perta, writer

Eve Fowler’s DCA exhibition what a slight. what a sound. what a universal shudder., her first major project in Europe, reflects and further expands on the artist’s intense feminist engagement with the words of Gertrude Stein over the past eight years. Since 2010, Fowler has created a beautiful body of work centred on Stein’s expansive writing practice, taking the form of posters, prints, billboards, paintings, and installations employing materials such as vinyl, neon, collage, print, painting and film.

By incorporating segments of Stein’s experimental texts into her practice, and into changing contexts and arrangements, she plays with a coded and personal language open to flux and interpretation by each new reader: lines with open syntax, without beginning and without end.

For her limited edition print with DCA, Fowler selected an excerpt from Stein's 1910 text Many Many Women – transposing it both conceptually and literally through the positive and negative layers of the print process. Using a style and font reminiscent of the influential Colby Poster Printing Company, Fowler evokes the era of this Los Angeles company whose public posters and typographic style were prevalent in L.A. during the 1960s and 70s when she was growing up. Fowler collaborated with The Colby Poster Printing Company on her first ever series using the words of Gertrude Stein before they closed in 2012.

As with her transient public posters and billboard works, Fowler’s DCA Edition embraces a format – the multiple – capable of reaching diverse locations, readers and perspectives.

Year 2018
Edition of 20
Media One colour screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper
Dimensions 57 x 37cm (image 40 x 28cm)
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist on verso

About Eve Fowler

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.

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