Election Reform! by Brendan Fowler is part artist edition, part hardcore designer fashion project; part activism, and part recycling project. Fowler provokes dialogue about the American political system through a clothing experiment.
Election Reform! addresses the country’s controversial voting system through a mix of imagery, textures, and messaging. Election Reform! products and clothing come with downloadable readers on political reform and printed ‘zines. Election Reform! events are designed to ensure that everyone votes, every time, in fair elections.
The Election Reform! Store at ICA LA will be open during the midterm election season. “Drops,” or new item releases, will include artist and designer collaborations. Expect surprises as the project evolves.
Fowler’s work has been shown at galleries in the United States and abroad, including MoMA, NY; the New Museum, NY; and LACMA. In Summer 2018, a survey exhibition was presented at the K11 Art Foundation in Shanghai. His apparel lines have appeared at both Paris and New York Fashion Weeks and can be found at such shops as GR8, Opening Ceremony, SSENSE, Union, Browns, and Maxfield. Fowler, who lives and works in Los Angeles, is represented by Richard Telles Fine Art.