Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Getting It, an exhibition curated by Maia Stern and Cal Siegel. Getting It includes new work by artists Marnie Briggs, Rich Erickson, Austin Lee, Paul Richardson, and Cal Siegel.
Getting It presents a seemingly disparate group of artists hell-bent on dousing the corrosive flames of irony and cynicism with honesty. The work is brought together by a collective ache for locating the jagged seam between tragedy and humor with the intent of tearing it wide open. Using levity as a basic access point, the work exposes itself on a universal level while simultaneously functioning as a deeply personal moment. The concept of “use less-ness” permeates throughout with a group obsession in gestural prudence. Not to be confused with “laziness,” this focus per square inch makes for a much more potent image. After all, we can agree as a team that it is the job of the artist to simplify the complicated, while the reciprocal action is left to the critic. Got it?
For more information on this talented group of artists, go to the exhibition’s webpage: http://www.fowlerartsbrooklyn.org/GettingIt.html
This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).