No ‘Eye’: Clay Ketter’s Gulf Coast Slabs

I missed the proverbial boat. Yep. I went on about how great Clay Ketter’s work is yesterday, and payed special attention to his most recent work, called Gulf Coast Slabs. These large-format photographs from the air of post-Katrina building foundations are still beautiful, and I would still love to see them in person. In fact, I could have.

As it happens, Ketter’s work was at the Volta art fair NY. I was at Volta, they were at Volta. (And I was disappointed in the offerings there.) Granted, art fairs make for a hectic sensory overload that could have clouded my judgement, but even so I think my ‘eye’ isn’t quite up to par. I’ve been reading The Art Dealers, a book profiling important American art dealers, and they all talk about having a “good eye” and being able to see things before other people do. I can’t even see what’s in front of my face! Guess I need to rule out art dealer as a career path.

Anyhow, some more beautiful images for you.

2 thoughts on “No ‘Eye’: Clay Ketter’s Gulf Coast Slabs

  1. Very interesting to see Ketter’s aesthetic continuity in handmade/readymade vs the “found object” of the slab photos. I was not familiar with this artist and am glad you posted the work.

  2. Yes, I agree, because these more recent photographs could have been done in drywall/wood ect. just from looking at the image online.

    The composition of the foundations in the photographs look as though they had been arranged just for Ketter even : )

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