ABOUT THE GALLERY
Priscilla Fowler Fine Art is the home of Priscilla Fowler’s art studio and also an exhibition space for contemporary art by local, regional, and national professional artists. Ideally located in the center of the Las Vegas Arts District, this gallery and studio draws many hundreds of local art-lovers on First Fridays and Preview Thursdays as well as art-loving tourists who visit the Las Vegas Strip and then want to see what else Las Vegas has to offer.
My work is process-driven and the result of that process is biomorphic imagery. Mimicking nature, I build my work from components. Nature uses cells, eggs, leaves, pebbles, water droplets; I use brushes loaded with washes of ink and acrylic paint and water. I deposit a series of puddles of this, large or small, onto a variety of surfaces (Mylar, paper, canvas, board), just like the turtle or salmon lays its eggs. And just as in nature, the environment influences what then happens. In the case of my work, the drying process shapes the results; these vary depending on the support. Inevitably, edges emerge both on the periphery and in the interior of each amoeba-like form. Sometimes many small components float within the picture plane; sometimes they vary in size and interact. At other times I cut out the forms and assemble them in bas-relief and hanging assemblages. Formal concerns like composition and color provide structure within which forms are deployed.
The biomorphic imagery of the work engages viewers in both internal and social conversations about natural environments, as they “read” many different objects—shells, rock strata, geodes, cells under a microscope—into what they see.