Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Odd Job, an exhibition of new work by artists Ted Carey, Jacob Goudreault, and Simon Slater. Painting in the 21st century is an odd job. With no rules or boundaries, how does one beat a path to new possibilities? Each exhibiting artist addresses this question in their own way, but shares an underlying strategy of poking around in little-noticed or neglected corners of painting culture.
Manipulating painting language with materials only occasionally including paint, Ted Carey melds painting and sculptural traditions to exploit and question our cognitive tic of finding representation in abstraction.
Jacob Goudreault’s work addresses the painting support and its construction, redirecting our attention backward to focus on the process that precedes what we traditionally conceive as creative activity.
Uber-Modernist critic Clement Greenberg believed each artistic medium was evolving toward an ultimate purity, and in Simon Slater’s work, this vision achieves its absurdist apotheosis. Slater eliminates the use of any support, inventing methods to make paintings composed purely of paint.
Please join Fowler for the opening reception of Odd Job on Friday, Sept. 7th from 7-10pm. The exhibition can be viewed on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-6pm and by appointment.
Fowler is located in the historic Greenpoint Terminal building on the East River waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The closest subway is the Greenpoint Ave. G train stop. Our address is: 67 West Street, Unit 216, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
For more information on the exhibition and artists, please visit: http://www.fowlerartsbrooklyn.org/OddJob.html