Beth Katleman, Fountain, USA, 2015

Beth Katleman, Fountain, USA, 2015
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Beth Katleman, Fountain, USA, 2015

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.” In Fountain, porcelain figurines cast from flea-market trinkets and 1950s Americana toys interact in a floating landscape reminiscent of a toile de jouy pattern. Shifts in scale provide a surreal quality to the scene between an exuberant girl who frugs on top of a fountain in a spray of porcelain droplets while a sinister repairman (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 in New York and won the Möet-Hennessey Prize at the Pavillion of Art and Design. 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).

Dimensions: 23” x 12” x 8”

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