Spectral Performance of a Chorus in Footlights

Date 2020
Technique Monotype
Price $600.00
Exhibitor The Annex Galleries
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Spectral Performance of a Chorus in Footlights is a color monotype created in 2020 by American artist Kevin Fletcher. It is pencil signed, dated, titled and inscribed monotype (I/I). Spectral Performance of a Chorus in Footlights was printed by the artist in mixed blue-black ink in one pass. This is a unique print on ivory Magnani Pescia wove paper and the image measures 12 x 8-15/16 inches.

When asked about the grid patterns of his monotypes as found in Spectral Performance of a Chorus in Footlights, Fletcher stated that he took lots of photographs of the natural light coming through the windows illuminating the dark interiors of churches and cathedrals. In creating his imagery, he sometimes uses the edge of a roller for horizonal lines. He no longer uses brushes but relies on cardboard chips of difference shapes with varying edges. Fletcher composes from the edges of the image inward and most of his marks are made to the right like writing. His images “are not planned—nothing is preordained—it is an open-ended exploration.” 

Kevin Fletcher, painter, printmaker, teacher, collector, and curator, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 7, 1956. He received his BFA in printmaking and graphic design from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1978 and, the following year, he attended Northern Illinois University for graduate study in printmaking and art history. In 1981, Fletcher earned his MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University. In the early 1980s, he worked for six months at Grafica Uno in Milano, Italy. In addition to his art career, Fletcher taught drawing, printmaking, watercolor, history of printmaking, and western art history courses at the Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California for thirty years. He was the Visiting Studio Artist at Pennsylvania School for the Arts, California State - Fullerton, Shasta College, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Seattle Printmaking Collective, and San Jose State University.

Fletcher has had at least twenty solo exhibitions and he has been included in numerous national and international group exhibitions. He curated a number of exhibitions at the Santa Rosa Junior College during his tenure there. Fletcher was awarded First Prize in Printmaking from the Berkeley Art Center's Annual National Exhibition (2007), a First Award from the Greater Midwest International Print Exhibition XIV at Central Missouri State University (1999), Monotype Award from the Pacific Prints Annual at the Palo Alto Cultural Center (1992), First Prize in Printmaking from the Berkeley Art Center's Annual National Exhibition (1990), and First Prize from the Fourth National Print Exhibition at the Westwood Center for the Arts in Los Angeles (1981).

Kevin Fletcher's work is represented in the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium; the Belgian National Print Archive, Brussels; the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa; the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; the Hunterian, University of Glasgow; the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium; the Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio; the City of Portland and the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; the Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York; the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Junior College; the Shasta College Art Department, California; the Jundt Museum at Gonzaga University, Spokane; the Syracuse University Art Museum, New York; the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; the University of Wisconsin at Waukesha; and the