Fresh from the Studio invites W&TW artist members to share what they are working on now with you! In this virtual format, artists will share work in progress, newly finished artworks, and recent or upcoming projects. Each presentation will be about 10 minutes with time for your questions and comments afterwards. Fresh from the Studio is your chance to see what is new and hear from contemporary artists. This program is free and open to the public.
This segment of Fresh from The Studio featured Erin Fletcher, Marie Ketring and Ziesook You.
About the Artists
Erin Fletcher was introduced to the craft of bookbinding under the instruction of Susannah Kite Strang during her studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This initial exposure to bookbinding created a desire for Fletcher to culture a deeper understanding of the craft. In 2010, she moved to Boston to attend the full-time bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School. Under the instruction of Jeff Altepeter, Erin received training in both historical and contemporary bookbinding techniques from early codex structures to case bindings and also fine leatherwork. Additional training was delivered by Martha Kearsley in basic book and paper conservation. Fletcher believes in working with traditional techniques and materials, yet engaging new ideas and skills to craft quality products. In 2012, Fletcher opened Herringbone Bindery, providing hand bookbinding, box-making, and basic conservation for various clients and institutions.
Marie Ketring is a chemical photographic artist living in Buda, Texas. She shoots, develops, and prints in analogue using a 4×5 Speed Graphic, Fuji 617, and experiments with old soviet cameras and alternative processes to express her ideas. Ketring believes that photographers are naturally nostalgic. They are working to preserve moments using an instrument the records time and space. We look at the images to remember and fill in the gaps. Ketring’s work focuses specifically on themes of memory how the camera can interpret a moment. She uses original and found images to connect to the past. According to Ketring, “their memories could be my memories.”
Ziesook You portrays her surroundings and daily life in a bold, unaffected video language. Her pieces include the video diary of her family using time-flowing methods, a documentary film has taken in various world travel sites depicting space and time, and 10 Years Self-Portrait using time compression techniques. You’s work prefers continuous series in which layers accumulate over a long period of time, examining time, space, nature, and life. She earned a master’s degree in fine art and taught contemporary art and video art and techniques at universities and graduate schools from 2006 to 2014. You has exhibited in Korea, Australia, Iceland, Taiwan, Hungary, Japan, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and the United States.
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