Courtesy of Eve Fowler.
There is one thing that I forgot to tell you.
A lump of clay when impressed upon makes a negative space. This space describes an event that can be comfortably occupied by the viewers gaze. We can rest in the concave space of action or we can turn that gaze back upon our selves and take responsibility for our position as viewers, as spectators designating the title spectacle on that which we are consuming. The desire to be seen, to impress and to be impressed upon is an innate human need.
Gloria Hole is a document of a sexual performance. These photographs describe an imagined space for queer desire to be directed and complicated by bodies, unable to be read. The hole has been created in context to a policed history of queer sexuality, and in this series the illicit and anonymous environment is being transposed upon queer bodies.
Eve Fowler (b. 1964, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT. Her work has been featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; White Columns and Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Museum 52 and Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York, NY; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, and she is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Smithsonian Institute, and The New Museum, New York, NY. Her work has been mentioned in the The New York Times, Artnet, Out Magazine, and New York Magazine.