Yukon Ships' Graveyard (for Isabey) by Kevin Fletcher

Yukon Ships Graveyard (for Isabey) by Kevin Fletcher

Yukon Ships' Graveyard (for Isabey)

Kevin Fletcher

Title

Yukon Ships' Graveyard (for Isabey)

 
Artist

Kevin Fletcher

  1956 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2007  
Technique
monotype 
Image Size
9 15/16 x 7" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled and dated in pencil; also inscribed: monotype I/I 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove Japan 
State
I/I 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
KEFL125 
Price
$425.00 
Description

At a casual glance Kevin Fletcher's monotypes can appear to be photographic, with their rich blacks and silvery grays but, upon further examination, are anything but photographic. Fletcher's images are spontaneous and, after pulling the paper from the matrix, he assigns each work a title, often based on his first response and his active imagination. It is up to the viewers to draw their own conclusions.

In an October 13, 2007 review of Fletcher's monotypes in a San Francisco exhibition, San Francisco Chronicle reviewer Kenneth Baker made the following observations:

"North Bay artist Kevin Fletcher has verged on the topical now and then in his masterly monotypes, evoking industrial architecture - and thus, industrialism - in ruins…. Contemporary graphic art does not get any better.

Fletcher can stand comparison with Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), whose etchings of imaginary prison interiors they sometimes bring to mind. Fletcher has added monochrome tints to several of the new prints, enhancing their suggestions of smoky light."