Wednesday, April 20, 2011

paintings + beer = Fist City

paintings + beer = Fist City

Fowler Arts Collective
67 West Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Noble Street
6-9 pm, Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Fist City, an exhibition of abstract paintings by EJ Hauser, Logan Grider, Matt Phillips, and Nathlie Provosty.

A fist is the hand’s best attempt to organize itself. More often than not, our attempts to create order and meaning only remind us of how lawless and mysterious life actually is. What does the inside of your closed hand even look like? Fist City is not just a place; it is a community and a credo. Hands reaching out to grasp, touch, and configure the entropic. When words become too elusive and you have to take matters directly into your hands, you have entered Fist City.

Titled after the infamous Loretta Lynn song of the same name, Fist City embodies the bold, take-notice attitude of Lynn’s lyrics. The four artists in Fist City are engaged in a rigorous investigation of abstraction and all the different forms it can take. The exhibition is a collaboration between the artists: self-directed and independently organized with the support of Fowler Arts Collective. In addition to paintings, the artists have produced a limited edition broadsheet that will accompany the exhibition. The artists live and work primarily in New York City and Philadelphia. Please join us for Fist City’s opening reception on Saturday, April 23rd from 6-9 pm. The exhibition will be on view from April 23rd to May 7th.

During the exhibition, Fowler will have open gallery hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. During other times, the exhibition can be viewed by appointment. Make an appointment using our contact form here


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