Beth Katleman’s sculptures have been described in the New York Times as "doll-sized rococo theaters of murder and domestic mayhem." Her installations and porcelain sculptures combine ornament with icons from popular culture.
I am now hoping that someone here in Norway will discover her work soon and bring it to a Gallery in Oslo.
Folly 2010 appears to be a three-dimensional rendering of traditional Toile de Jouy fabric or wallpaper. However, on close inspection, the elegant, Asian-inspired pavilions that comprise the landscape of “Folly” are populated with kitschy figures from popular culture. As Katleman explains: “porcelain suggests luxury, refinement and royal provenance. While one flea market treasure seems a little sad, a florid profusion of them is cause for celebration.” The exuberance and refinement of “Folly” are astonishing to behold.
The overall installation is 192" x 108" x 11".
The installation is to be shown at Pavillion des Arts&Design Paris from March 30th 2011
and can also be seen at Todd Merrills Studio Contemporary