An Ideal Nowhere by Gina Fowler

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An Ideal Nowhere is a collection of work that explores the relationship between personal experiences and utopian societies. It includes In Dreamland and An Ideal Nowhere: Finding My Utopia housed together in a custom clamshell box.
In Dreamland is an artists’ book that was letterpress printed on a Vandercook SP15 using plastic placemats and photopolymer. It features text from Annie Denton Cridge’s utopian fiction piece Man’s Rights; or, How Would You Like It?  which was originally published in 1870.

An Ideal Nowhere: Finding My Utopia is an essay on the connections between utopian literature and contemporary social issues, written by the artist. The essay is printed and bound as a pamphlet and includes both letterpress and inkjet printing.

Both works predominantly feature an image representing a segment of river that includes the Missouri Headwaters, where the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison rivers meet near Three Forks, Montana and mark the official start of the Missouri River.

Drumleaf housed in clamshell box with additional pamphlet. 5”x8”. Edition of 25. 2022

Artist Bio

Gina Louise Fowler (they/she) is a visual artist who grew up in the American West and considers Bozeman, Montana to be their hometown. They hold an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama (2022) and a BA in European Studies (2018). Their work deals with the impact of physical place on personal identity, as well as issues of memory, loss, and gender. Fowler has produced work under the press name The Puzzled Press since 2018 and current projects explore the boundaries between research- and emotion-based artwork through printmaking, papermaking, and experiments with mixed media. Fowler is currently based in Columbia, South Carolina.