Mid Morning Lament for the Working Man of the Ohio River Valley by Kevin Fletcher

Mid Morning Lament for the Working Man of the Ohio River Valley by Kevin Fletcher

Mid Morning Lament for the Working Man of the Ohio River Valley

Kevin Fletcher

Title

Mid Morning Lament for the Working Man of the Ohio River Valley

 
Artist

Kevin Fletcher

  1956 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2010  
Technique
monotype 
Image Size
11 15/16 x 16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unique in this state 
Annotations
titled and dated 1/2010 ; also inscribed: monotype II/II 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Fabriano watermarked wove 
State
II/II 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
KEFL134 
Price
$850.00 
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."