Let us wash our hair and stare stare at mountain ranges

Eve Fowler


About the edition

This print was created by Eve Fowler and produced in DCA Print Studio as part of 2020 Editions: a portfolio of prints created to mark an extraordinary, challenging year, and to support DCA's recovery from a crisis that has gripped the entire cultural sector.

As the UK-wide lockdown that began in March 2020 drew to a close, we invited a group of artists who had participated in our programme to submit work to be developed with our team in DCA Print Studio and included in a portfolio. Some had worked with us recently; others had taken part in projects soon after we opened in 1999, but all of them gave their time and work generously in support of DCA, and we are incredibly grateful to them.

The project came with some built-in specifications – shape, size, edition number – but the remarkable diversity of the finished works eloquently reflects the range of our programme, and the possibilities of working with our Print Studio.

Let us wash our hair and stare stare at mountain ranges was initially made for a billboard project in Texas. The text is from Gertrude Stein’s Lifting Belly, a fragmentary, erotic text, written from Stein to Alice B. Toklas. I made ten billboards for a project with Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) that I chose to show in Texas. Most of the text in this project came from Stein’s Lifting Belly. I loved the idea of a romantic dialog between women adjacent to religious billboards. I loved imaging people driving past the billboard, identifying with or liking the text not knowing but maybe finding out later that the text was queer. Eve Fowler

Other prints included in the 2020 Editions portfolio:

Prints can be bought individually or as a portfolio of all 10 prints.


Year 2020
Edition of 30
Media Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper

29.7 x 42cm

Signature Numbered on verso in pencil and accompanied by a publisher’s certificate of authenticity

About Eve Fowler

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 (2019).

Fowler's most recent film with it which it as it if it is to be (part II) will be screened at SFMOMA in November 2020 and at the New Museum in NY at a date to be determined.

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