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Photographer and Visual Artist Eve Fowler to Lecture at Idyllwild Arts Academy

Idyllwild, CA, October 18, 2012 --( As part of their continuing Visiting Artists series, the Inter Arts Department at Idyllwild Arts Academy welcomes photographer, artist, and curator Eve Fowler on Thursday, October 25th.

Fowler will present a lecture on both her practice and her recent posters based on Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. Inter Arts department chair Nancy Popp comments, "Eve Fowler's investigation of the ambiguity of gender in both language and portraiture makes her practice especially relevant at this point in time, as traditional gendered boundaries in language and visual presentation are breaking down. The subtle humor in her work makes it particularly compelling and enjoyable."

Her current project continues her exploration of language used in non-conventional ways that explore the language of urban temporary signage and posters. She does so in part by exploring different interpretations of common vernacular and the ambiguity that lies therein. In her Tender Buttons project, posters contain text such as, "A spectacle and nothing strange", "A difference of very little difference", "Very like the last time", "There are the ones who do see me", "A narrative of like and like it", "Very different but much more" and so on. Fowler commented, “I'm interested in the multiple reads a viewer could have seeing this text in public. I'm also interested in making something that is accessible to everyone, or at least a very broad audience. I see this language as queer, in both senses of the word, but I think it is open-ended and could be interpreted in various ways.”

Previously, Fowler’s projects centered on the photographic documentary examination of ambiguity which led her to this current project that, she says, “serves as homage to Gertrude Stein and queer writers in general.”

Fowler’s works have been seen at solo shows at the Horton Gallery in New York; Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles; and Julie Saul Gallery, New York. Her work is also in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Museum, New York; and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and was recently in the exhibitions Greater LA and the OCMA California Biennial, as well as in Venice, CA as part of the Made in LA Biennial.

Fowler is also the founder of Artist Curated Projects, a project that supports and nurtures a community of artists with the intention of creating a shared space where they can develop their curatorial ideas, show the work of their peers, promoting, engage in dialogue and create connections among artists from multiple disciplines throughout several stages of their practice.

The lecture will commence at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25th, in the Parks Exhibition Center of the Idyllwild Arts Academy, 52500 Temecula Rd., Idyllwild, CA 92549.

Idyllwild Arts Academy is a fully-accredited, college-preparatory academics and pre-professional arts training boarding school that hosts approximately 300 students from the United States and around the world. Idyllwild Arts Academy is located at 52500 Temecula Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549. For more information, call 951.659.2171 or visit the website at

The Idyllwild Arts Foundation, which supports the Academy, was founded in 1946 by Dr. Max Krone and his wife, Beatrice, to fulfill their dream of “creating a remote place where people of all backgrounds could come together to experience the arts”.
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