David Kordansky Gallery

  • Will Fowler
Don’t Eat Yellow Bricks September 11 — October 16, 2004

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Lab, 2004, acrylic on panel, 18.06 x 22.06 inches (45.9 x 56 cm)
  • Untitled, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 53.94 x 78 inches (137 x 198.1 cm)
  • Untitled, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 53.94 x 78 inches (137 x 198.1 cm)
  • Mammoth, 2004, acrylic and collage on canvas, 24.13 x 48.13 inches (61.3 x 122.3 cm)
  • Scale Tree, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 50.06 inches (91.4 x 127.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2004, acrylic and collage on canvas, 36 x 50.06 inches (91.4 x 127.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2004, acrylic and collage on canvas, 36 x 50.06 inches (91.4 x 127.2 cm)
  • Untitled 5.63 x 7.44 inches (14.3 x 18.9 cm), 2004, gelatin silver print on fiber paper, UV Plexiglas, 5.63 x 7.44 inches (14.3 x 18.9 cm)

For immediate release

 

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new abstract paintings by Will Fowler. Don’t Eat Yellow Bricks will open September 11, 2004, and be on view until October 16.

 

This exhibition is a carefully organized group of paintings populated by simple, migratory shapes – spots, stripes, orthogonals, knotted strings of color – that alternately crowd or desert canvases of varying sizes and scales. The shapes correspond with the coins, kites, wheels, and eyes that intermittently appear in the paintings’ margins.

 

In some paintings the surface is split into disjunctive patterns that are traversed by multi-colored pathways. This geological knitting-together is foiled by a palette of bluntly applied, undiluted color. The colors interfere with each other and cannot be understood sequentially, as if, in the words of the artist, “a circus train has become uncoupled on its tracks”.

 

Outwardly facing, decorative, and confrontational, the paintings are hard to characterize as loose or controlled. Abstraction takes on a mode of address that is very specific yet missing a lot of information. In a recent news item, a postcard was successfully delivered to a West Virginia mailbox addressed only “To Mrs. English, on top of a big hill”. This is akin to abstraction’s relationship to the viewer: it is addressed with the process of its own delivery.

 

Will Fowler is an artist based in Los Angeles. He has previously exhibited his work at Galerie Hohenlohe & Kalb in Vienna. This is his first solo exhibition in the United States.

 

For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 222-1482, send a fax to (323) 227-7933 or email info@davidkordanskygallerygallery.com