19.06.13 – 13.07.13
These recent works consist of fine art prints presented in box frames. Katy Vetch shows life-like prints of a splayed sketchbook and a vintage Cartes Postales album, displaying collaged photographs, worked over in pencil and paint. The sketchbook series is from an overview of her extensive travels, whereas the Cartes Postales series is specifically based on a road trip through Mexico.
In the same vein as William Eggleston or, more recently, Wolfgang Tillmans, Katy photographs the ephemeral and quotidian, that she instinctively tunes into. She chooses to eschew the great cultural monuments or grand vistas of the world. These works have resulted in the form of large photographic prints. Lately she has been driven by the need to be physically involved with the process of making art, hence her exploration with collage and use of mark making.
Katy Vetch worked alongside photographer Stephane Rocher who used his technical knowledge to record with forensic accuracy the open book for Katy to reproduce as a fine art print. The intention of this collaboration is to confuse the viewer in terms of what medium the pieces are made up of. The enigmatic feel surrounding the process reflects the content of the work, at the same time gives the viewer a feeling of familiarity and empathy, even though it is fractured and worked over by the hand to the point of abstraction.