Eve Fowler, ‘ANYONE TELLING ANYTHING IS TELLING THAT THING’, 2015, LAND Benefit Auction 2015

Over the past five years, Eve Fowler has created a numerous works—at various scales—that feature isolated quotes from Gertrude Stein texts. Through billboards exhibited with LAND’s “The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project,” and posters displayed throughout Los Angeles, Fowler explores how decontextualized excerpts can impact the viewer and the public space in which these pieces are exhibited. ANYONE TELLING ANYTHING IS TELLING THAT THING was recently exhibited at Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, and Fowler is represented in many major institutional collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New Museum, New York; and The Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

Courtesy of the Artist and Mier Gallery

About Eve Fowler

“I think there’s a very sexist impulse to desexualize lesbians. I’ve tried to work within the parameters of mainstream tropes to undo that,” says photographer, video, and performance artist Eve Fowler. Her images of transgender men and women explore the lives and experiences of marginalized and suppressed sexual minorities, portraying the body as a site for political and social engagement. Her work typically employs strategies used by portrait photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Martha Wilson, and Catherine Opie, both celebrating and questioning the conventions of photography—its surfaces, documentary nature, constructs, and cultural ubiquity.

American, b. 1964, based in Los Angeles, California