|LA Spotlight: Em Kettner at François Ghebaly Gallery|
In her first Los Angeles exhibition, "Slow Poke" , Em Kettner, an artist based in Northern California, presents small, fragile, ceramic and woven cloth sculptures. These pieces have a craft and folk-artsy sensibility. She draws from these disciplines, sharing affinities with the devotional aspects of creation. Many of the table-top sculptures are freestanding, elongated individuals or entwined couples embedded into hand-crafted beds with heads that stick out at one end and feet that emerge from the other. As hybrid forms, her figures become stoic and humble, yet forever empowered.
Image: Installation view, Em Kettner, Slow Poke, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles