“Drylands Wetspot is a series of paintings rooted in water prayers for environmental magic and transformation in the desert. Riffing on rainbows -light reflected through droplets, mirages appear of heat shelters and elusive queer oases. Water is gathered: a big broken umbrella, a cup, a fresh spring, a berm, a dry fountain. Many doorways emerge to a future where the limited water resources of arid lands are harvested and supported. Wild trails wind into replenished aquifers, well-fed taproots, ecological understanding.”
-- Edie Fake
Edie Fake is a painter and visual artist whose work examines issues of trans identity and “queer space” through the lens of architecture and ornamentation. Fake’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY Broadway Gallery, NYC, Rebecca Camacho Presents in San Francisco and Western Exhibitions in Chicago. His collection of comics, Gaylord Phoenix, won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and he was among the first recipients of Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists. Fake’s latest projects include mural installations for The Drawing Center, NYC and BAMPFA in Berkeley, CA.