Stephan Fowlkes at Gitana Rosa

Recent sculptures and wall works from salvaged wood.
November 9th - December 2nd, 2012
Opening Reception - Friday, November 16th, 6-9pm
"Shield" salvaged wood, 43x43", 2012
*A portion of sales will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Gitana Rosa Gallery is proud to present "ENTROPIC GEOMETRIES", a solo exhibition by Stephan Fowlkes.  This will be Fowlkes' first solo show at Gitana Rosa.  We welcome you to experience the installation and sculptures created from salvaged wood reclaimed in Williamsburg. "My most recent sculptures directly address the development and gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  All the wood used comes from dumpsters at job sites and scrap piles in woodshops in my neighborhood, all destined for landfill.  Just as the new buildings rising out of the remains of the past in this neighborhood, these pieces are structures effectively reclaiming the past."
Due to the extent of damage and people affected by the hurricane, we will host the artist reception on Friday, November 16th from 6-9pm.   
Born in 1970 in New York City, Stephan Fowlkes studied at Bennington College, Lacoste
School of Art in France and later at Columbia University's Teachers College. Fowlkes'
paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including
the U.S., France, Germany, the U.K. and Japan. His sculpture has been reviewed by Sculpture
Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, and the Village Voice. Between 2002 and 2005, Fowlkes
was invited to The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Young Leaders Forum as
the Fellow for the Arts and traveled twice to China as an American representative. He has
been granted fellowship residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Carving Studio
Sculpture Center. He has taught art at the elementary through university levels in NYC, VT,
Australia and France. He has been involved with Transvoyeur—a collective of New York and
Liverpool-based artists, participating in the 2004 and 2006 Liverpool Biennial Independents.
In 2006, he received the Curator’s Choice Award, as part of the Artists Talk On Art lecture
series at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. In 2007, he was invited to the Board of Directors
at Salem Art Works, an artist residency program and sculpture park in upstate New York.
He is the Arts Editor for The New York Optimist. He lives and works in East Williamsburg,
Brooklyn and maintains a studio in North Bennington, VT.
"Smushed Cube #2" salvaged wood, 51" x 46" , 2012

Founded in 2006, Gitana Rosa represents contemporary emerging and established artists and encourages social, political and environmental messages through the arts.  Gitana Rosa is the first green gallery in the borough adopting ecological practices into the business model, donating to environmental non-profits and serving as an advocacy space.

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