An Unfortunate Conditional Result of an Uninsulated Atmospheric Re-Entry
"An Unfortunate Conditional Result of an Uninsulated Atmospheric Re-Entry" is a color monotype created by American artist Kevin Fletcher (born 1956). This impression is pencil signed, dated, titled and annotated (II/II), and is further inscribed in pencil on the lower margin "a monotype employing ghost imagery from a prior pull w/ color added in 3 passes." It was printed by the artist on a sheet of antique-white wove Revere paper measuring 16 x 22-1/8 inches.
Fletcher is best known for black and white abstract monotypes that are suggestive of architectural ruins and dark, wintery landscapes. In addressing color he stated, "What I wanted in color prints was a painterly way, like with litho, adding layers of drawn color in gradual accumulation, or even rapid accretion if it suggested this in process. So, multiple over-printings like lithography or multiple roller passes on the same plexiglass to paint with the roller/brayer, feathering in and out, as needed."
Kevin Fletcher was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 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, he earned his MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University. He taught drawing, printmaking, watercolor, history of printmaking, and western art history courses at the Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California for thirty years.
Fletcher's work is included in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum; City of Portland, Oregon; Cleveland Museum of Art; Jundt Museum at Gonzaga University; Library of Congress; Lowe Art Museum of Syracuse University; Martin von Wagner Museum in Wurzburg, Germany; Portland Art Museum; University of Rochester; University of Wisconsin at Waukesha; the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the Centrum Frans Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium.