Harmony Hammond working in her studio in Galisteo, NM, 2019. Photo: Eve Fowler
In her video with it which it as it if it is to be, Part II (2019), artist Eve Fowler documents twenty late-career women artists in their studios, some of whom read aloud Gertrude Stein’s 1910 short story “Many Many Women.” Following the screening, artist and filmmaker Eve Fowler will be joined by two artists featured in the work, Donna Dennis and Mary Lum, for a conversation.
This screening is part of our Imaginings series of public programs. This series offers new propositions about what is possible, desirable, good, or true.
Donna Dennis is best known for her complex, sculptural, architecturally inspired installations. Her work has been seen at the Neuberger Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Venice Biennale, the Tate Gallery, the Walker Art Center, and other prominent venues. Her many awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, several Pollock-Krasner grants, an Anonymous Was A Woman award and the Award for Merit in Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Eve Fowler (b. 1964, Philadelphia) lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of Temple University (BA, 1986) and Yale University (MFA, 1992), Fowler has had solo exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland; Participant Inc, New York; and Artspace, Sydney. In 2014, her work was included in “Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and was part of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, organized by Los Angeles Nomadic Division. Her book Anyone Telling Anything Is Telling That Thing was published by Printed Matter in September 2013. Her second book, Hustlers, was published by Capricious Publishing in May 2014. Fowler’s film with it which it as it if it is to be has been screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Lumber Room, Portland, OR; and Tate St. Ives, UK. Her work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Museum, New York; and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. In addition to her studio practice, Fowler organizes Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles. She is a recipient of a 2017 Art Matters grant and was a 2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow.
Mary Lum has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony. Her work was most recently awarded a 2020 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship in Drawing. She lives and works in North Adams, Massachusetts.