Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Will Fowler, David Kordansky Gallery, New York

Will Fowler at David Kordansky Gallery with an exhibition of new paintings. These are interesting paintings that explore a very diverse aesthetic, playful, even unsophisticated in places yet full of verve and energy. These are mainly large scale works that require and seek a large space, so these are ideal at Kordansky's, but there is also a selection of smaller canvases and works on paper. The show is until  30th June, 2012. 


Will Fowler 'Candle', 2009, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 91.4 cm

Will Fowler's work was recently on view in Transmission LA: AV Club, MOCA at The Geffen Contemporary. In 2007, Fowler was the subject of a solo show at White Columns, New York. This is the artist's third solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Will Fowler 'Turnip #21', 2010, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 81.3 cm
Pressblurb:'In a group of large canvases, Fowler employs both familiar and unexpected techniques, images, and color choices, expanding the breadth of the abstract vocabulary he has developed over the last ten years. Rigid shapes interact with the artist's recurring hard-edged blue-and-red triangles, fields of color, and biomorphic forms. The compositional structure of most of the paintings is dominated by a spider-like form whose legs play hide-and-seek with other elements––"one sided coins trying to grow legs and shuffle away," as Fowler has described them...Lines form systems and figures, but defy closed notions of shape. Gestural marks made wet-on-wet are hemmed in by masking, slicing and scratching, subverting expectations surrounding traditional brushwork.'

Will Fowler 'Untitled', 2012, acrylic on canvas, 165.1 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm

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