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White Columns is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition by the Los Angeles-based artist Will Fowler. Writing recently, Los Angeles-based writer Michael Ned Holte succinctly described Fowler’s approach: “Deploying straight-from-the-tube acrylic colors in riotous assemblies of geometric shapes – circles, squares, triangles, and snaking paths – that cover each painting’s surface, Fowler pushes familiar, slyly referential forms into complex compositions, suggesting a rich, even allegorical potential for the medium without a whiff of irony or nostalgia.” For his exhibition at White Columns Fowler will present a discrete group of six recent paintings that embody seemingly dysfunctional systems, structures and processes, creating highly idiosyncratic works that explore, expand upon, and explode the legacies and conventions of non-representational painting.

Will Fowler lives and works in Los Angeles. He received an MFA from Art Center, Pasadena, CA in 2000, and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, in 1992. He has had two solo exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2007, 2004). His work was included in ‘Dereconstruction’, curated by White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs at Gladstone Gallery in 2006. Other group shows include: ‘Concepts from painting’, curated by Martin Prinzhorn, Ar/ge Kunst Galarie Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2006); ‘Sugartown’, Elizabeth Dee, New York (2004); amongst others.

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White Room:
Will Fowler