Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present The Build Up, an exhibition of new work by Heather Ramsdale, Gabriela Salazar, Sara Schneckloth, and Leigh Van Duzer.
Working across mediums including sculpture, photography, site-sensitive installation, and drawing, the common thread through The Build Up is the transformation of visible structures and the investigation of infrastructure. With source materials including found objects, walls, the studio space, and new home construction, each artist is drawn to the built environment with a curiosity about how things are made and how to surpass functionality. There is a sense of attachment to breaking down and reshaping personal objects in order to create a new relationships to them, as well as a studied approach to the labor of literally building walls, first with stones, then with pencil. Some of the work translates photographic imagery to sculptural object, or referent to drawing, as a way to discuss the possibilities of dimensionality in a print. Site-sensitive installation responds to the gallery’s unique history, by transferring images directly onto the walls and floorboards of the exhibition space. The artists bring the process of building into the studio and the exhibition space to address this primary human motive.
Please join us for The Build Up’s opening reception on Saturday, November 5th from 6-9 pm. The exhibition will be on view from November 5th to December 4th. During the exhibition, Fowler will have open gallery hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm (closed November 26th and 27th). During other times, the exhibition can be viewed by appointment.
Fowler is located in the historic Greenpoint Terminal building on the East River waterfront at 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.