From July 1 to 30, 2023, Gallery COMMON is pleased to present SYNTH, a group exhibition curated by Los-Angeles based independent curator AMADOUR featuring Aaron Fowler, Alex Anderson, April Street, Devendra Banhart, Erin Desmond, and Sayre Gomez.
SYNTH brings together a group of dynamic artists who jointly explore and represent the diverse urbanscape of Los Angeles. This exhibition serves as a salutation to Tokyo, conveying Southern California's rich natural topography, urban visual culture, and cinematic romanticism through painting, sculpture, ceramics, and photography.
Aaron Fowler creates large-scale works from discarded everyday items. A central motif within his works is the shoe, a symbol which holds great significance in the African-American and hip-hop culture that defines his identity. For this show, Fowler has created a pair of 2 meter long shoes in homage to the connection between hip-hop and Harajuku fashion, as well as a wall sculpture of an El Camino he discovered in the neighborhood. The sculptures were made out of car parts sourced directly in Tokyo, and are complemented by paintings of the Harajuku skyline, which Fowler painted from real life on a rooftop in the city.