“Aaron Fowler: Into Existence”

Aaron Fowler’s monumental assemblages are powerful visual expressions of contemporary African American life. Incorporating elements ranging from neon lights to ironing boards to car parts, Fowler’s compositions often reflect the influence of both religious iconography and Realist art.

Seattle Art Museum, December 13, 2019–June 28, 2020

Aaron Fowler’s monumental assemblages are powerful visual expressions of contemporary African American life. Incorporating elements ranging from neon lights to ironing boards to car parts, Fowler’s compositions often reflect the influence of both religious iconography and Realist art. While addressing broad social and political themes, Fowler also employs imagery related to his family life and personal experiences growing up in St. Louis. This solo exhibition is part of the Seattle Art Museum’s Gwendolyn Knight | Jacob Lawrence Prize, awarded biannually to an early career black artist.

Installation view of “Aaron Fowler: Into Existence” at the Seattle Art Museum, December 13, 2019–June 28, 2020 Copyright © Seattle Art Museum. Photo: Natali Wiseman.