Saturday's Scavengers, Below the Bridge Project by Kevin Fletcher

Saturdays Scavengers, Below the Bridge Project by Kevin Fletcher

Saturday's Scavengers, Below the Bridge Project

Kevin Fletcher

Title

Saturday's Scavengers, Below the Bridge Project

 
Artist

Kevin Fletcher

  1956 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2010  
Technique
monotye 
Image Size
9 7/16 x 11 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled, dated and inscribed: monotype (I/I) 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Rives BFK wove 
State
I/I 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
KEFL142 
Price
$450.00 
Description

This monotype by Kevin Fletcher depicts an ever increasing event in weekend America. Two figures pick through the chaos of a bridge construction site, searching for any scrap that can be turned into a little cash. Fletcher often draws on the crumbling infrastructure and its repair as a source for his dramatic images.

In an October 13, 2007 review of Fletcher's monotypes at 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."