Following her critically acclaimed 3-D porcelain wall installation Folly (2010), Beth Katleman continues to create what Ken Johnson of the New York Times calls “doll-sized rococo theaters of murder and domestic mayhem.” Porcelain figurines cast from flea-market trinkets and 1950s Americana toys come together in Fountain, a floating landscape reminiscent of a toile de jouy pattern. The shift in scale provides a surreal quality to the scene between an exuberant girl who frugs on top of a fountain amidst a spray of porcelain droplets, as a sinister repairman (or Larry from the Three Stooges?) glowers nearby.
Katleman’s work has garnered critical attention from The New York Times, The Art Economist, The Financial Times, and numerous other publications. In 2011, her monumental porcelain installation Folly was exhibited at the Museum of Arts Design (New York) the same year it won the Möet-Hennessey Prize at PAD. Her works are represented in private and public collections worldwide, including the M.H. de Young Museum (San Francisco), the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), and the Christian Dior Flagship (Hong Kong).
A full color catalogue of Beth Katleman’s work is available digitally (www.toddmerrillstudio.com) and can be ordered in-print (www.lulu.com).
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