Southern Ironmongery by Kevin Fletcher

Southern Ironmongery by Kevin Fletcher

Southern Ironmongery

Kevin Fletcher

Title

Southern Ironmongery

 
Artist

Kevin Fletcher

  1956 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2005  
Technique
color etching 
Image Size
5 7/8 x 8 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
color trial proof 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Fabriano Rosaspina wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
KEFL164 
Price
$225.00 
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."