Docks Art Fair

Docks Art Fair was the first time Fowler showed her drawn installation ‘ Valentino’s Funeral’ which has since been acquired for a public collection.

“The drawings… bring that bizarre phenomenon of movie Gods and Goddesses back to us now in sharp focus – the elegiac rendering of the mourners – in graphite – possess an extraordinarily cinematic quality – as collage – montage – what ever – the evocation is pure poetry. The beauty of the black and white rendering of each portrait emerging from the inky black of the surround re- calling film posters and yet somehow the darkness of grief itself. The strange obsessive theatre of silent mime frozen in time.

In it’s elegant melancholy ‘Valentino’s Funeral’ emulates some of the grandeur and brilliance of that era – and serves as an exquisite commentary on the smallness of today’s stars.

The silver screen in vivid black and white was never more luminous – as tribute and memorial- more dignified and beautiful – the tomb which Valentino truly deserves.”

John Maybury, 2009

    • Docks Art Fair, 2009
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    • Docks Art Fair, 2009
      Lyon

    • Docks Art Fair, 2009
      Lyon

    • Docks Art Fair, 2009
      Lyon

    • Docks Art Fair, 2009
      Lyon