I am thrilled to be creating a giant easter egg for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt this spring in New York!
Demi Folly has been acquired by Christian Dior for their Hong Kong flagship store!
Gallery Seoul 12
Galleria Foret, Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
April 20-23, 2012
Seoul, South Korea
Folly Wins PAD Prize!!
I am thrilled to report that FOLLY won "Best Decorative Art Piece" at the Pavilion of Art+Design New York. It will be at the Park Avenue Armory through November 14th, 2011 at Todd Merrill's booth.
Basel in June...
Folly by Beth Katleman, 2010 to be presented by Todd Merrill at / Basel
This is Todd Merrill / 20th Century and Studio Contemporary’s first year in Design Miami/ Basel. The gallery will be exhibiting some exciting recent additions to the Studio’s roster, including Beth Katleman, Gareth Neal, The Yardsale Project, Nicola L. , Harry Bertoia and Jan Yoors.
From Beth Katleman, visitors will see Folly – a five meter-long porcelain sculpture that combines rococo decoration with figures from popular culture. On close inspection, the elegant, Chinoiserie-inspired porcelain pavilions that comprise the landscape of Folly are populated with kitschy figures that tell a dark and poetic fairy tale.
“Over the course of her nearly twenty-year career, Katleman has explored the complex relationship between decoration and fine art – Folly is the culmination of years of creative work,”says Gallery Owner, Todd Merrill.
Artist Beth Katleman’s work to be shown at Design Miami/ Basel
Katleman’s work is represented in many US collections, including the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Kohler Company, Kohler, WI and the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. Her sculptures have been featured in solo exhibitions at the Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, in the Barneys New York windows and at the Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan. She has appeared in numerous group shows at institutions such as the M.H. de Young Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, and the National Building Museum, Washington, DC.
The first edition ofFolly was sold to a collector in Australia and the Museum of Arts and Design has expressed interest in the second edition. Katleman will produce no more than twelve editions of Folly.
Watch this video to hear Katleman explain the work and inspiration behind it.
Todd Merrill Gallery
Hall 5, Messe Basel
June 14-18, 2011
Museum of Art and Design
“Folly” will be exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC as part of their exhibition “Flora and Fauna, MAD About Nature” from June 28th – November 6th, 2011
I am thrilled that Todd Merrill Gallery will be producing a catalogue about "Folly," including essays by Anthony Haden-Guest, David Revere McFadden and Sarah Archer.
The Art Economist: Back Cover
Folly will be on the back cover of the March issue of The Art Economist
Folly is en route to Paris for the Pavillion des Art et du Design fair, through Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary. It will be up March 30, 2011 - April 3, 2011.
Alchemy: From Dust to Form
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
SW 34th Street and Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
March 1, 2011 - September 11, 2011
Florida Souvenirs: Sand, Surf and Sin from the Sunshine State
Mindy Solomon Gallery
124 2nd Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 22701
March 12, 2011 - April 30, 2011
New York Times Interview
January 13, 2011
Click here to read the interview with Penelope Green in Currents: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/garden/13qna.html
January 20 - February 17, 2011
Jane Hartsook Gallery
16 Jones Street
New York, NY
Recently profiled in the New York Times, Folly is an installation of three-dimensional porcelain "wallpaper," filled with dark humor. Forty-eight white porcelain landscapes float against a polite turquoise wall, surrounded by an explosion of leaves and flowers. Upon closer inspection the narratives take a mischevious turn: bridesmaids behave badly, ducklings tumble off waterfalls and reindeer answer nature's porcelain call... The miniature landscapes include water features, topiaries, architectural follies, figurines and toys from the flea market. Inspired by the florid designs of 18th century wallpaper, Folly explores themes of consumption and desire.
Upcoming Group Exhibition
October 21-31, 2010
This multi-venue exhibition takes place in Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea and other venues in the five boroughs.
The M.H. de Young Museum, San Fransisco, CA. is acquiring Dance Party Teapot as a part of the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection. The work was featured in a full color catalog of the collection with an essay written by Timothy Burgard, Curator-in-Charge of the American Art Dept., The Fine Arts Museums of San Fransisco.
Selections from the Kohler Collection
798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
October 1 – November 31, 2009
Image: Beth Katleman, Bunny Lavatory, 1996, porcelain, cast brass,
37 x 30 x 22 inches
2009 New Works/Old Story: 80 Artists at the Passover Table
The Dorothy Saxe Invitiational
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
February 27 – June 2, 2009
The Contemporary Jewish Museum invited eighty leading local and national artists to creatively explore the meaning and form of the Passover seder plate. Promised Land was the lead image in a full color catalogue with essays by David Revere McFadden , Daniel Schifrin, Vanessa L. Ochs and. The exhibition marked the first invitational exhibition in the museum’s new Daniel Liebeskind- designed building.
Image: Beth Katleman, Promised Land, 2008 ceramic, steel, wire, wood , 19 x 16 x 16 inches