Aaron Fowler: Into Existence

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Based in Harlem, Los Angeles, and St. Louis, Aaron Fowler makes large-scale sculptural assemblages composed of a wide range of found materials. With references to American history, Black culture, real and fictitious narratives, and personal experiences, each work is densely layered with meaning and materiality. From ironing boards and car parts to hair weaves and videos, Fowler’s work is imbued with multivalent narratives that seduce the viewer. Employing compositional approaches akin to 19th and 20th century paintings of Americana, Fowler references family, friends, and his own presence in works that are alternately life size or larger than life size.



Fowler’s fall 2019 solo exhibition at SAM will be curated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and SAM’s former Deputy Director for Education and Public Programs/Adjunct Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art.Image: Derion, 2018, hot tub cover, wood, children’s cotton and nylon coats, cotton balls, enamel paint, acrylic paint, broken mirrors, theater seats, concrete cement, 115 x 95 x 28 in. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Image courtesy of the artist © Aaron Fowler.

Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

01.11.2019 - 22.03.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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20.06.2021 - 06.09.2021
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC

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18.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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02.02.2020 - 03.03.2020
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC

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01.03.2020 - 05.06.2020
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC

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03.05.2020 - 16.08.2020
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC

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10.08.2019 - 05.01.2020
de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

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13.07.2019 - 23.02.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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22.11.2019 - 06.07.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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01.03.2019 - 26.04.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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12.09.2019 - 25.04.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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07.12.2018 - 12.01.2020
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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06.04.2019 - 28.06.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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11.07.2020 - 07.02.2021
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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06.12.2019 - 11.01.2020
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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07.09.2019 - 12.04.2020
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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27.04.2019 - 02.02.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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20.01.2020 - 20.01.2020
Mexican and Latino Art Museum | San Francisco | In Association With The Smithsonian Institution - Th
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D
San Francisco

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Aaron Fowler: Into Existence Seattle Art Museum Main address: Seattle Art Museum 1300 FIRST AVENUE WA 98101 Seattle, United states Seattle Art Museum 1300 FIRST AVENUE WA 98101 Seattle, United states Based in Harlem, Los Angeles, and St. Louis, Aaron Fowler makes large-scale sculptural assemblages composed of a wide range of found materials. With references to American history, Black culture, real and fictitious narratives, and personal experiences, each work is densely layered with meaning and materiality. From ironing boards and car parts to hair weaves and videos, Fowler’s work is imbued with multivalent narratives that seduce the viewer. Employing compositional approaches akin to 19th and 20th century paintings of Americana, Fowler references family, friends, and his own presence in works that are alternately life size or larger than life size.



Fowler’s fall 2019 solo exhibition at SAM will be curated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and SAM’s former Deputy Director for Education and Public Programs/Adjunct Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art.Image: Derion, 2018, hot tub cover, wood, children’s cotton and nylon coats, cotton balls, enamel paint, acrylic paint, broken mirrors, theater seats, concrete cement, 115 x 95 x 28 in. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Image courtesy of the artist © Aaron Fowler.
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