• Clay Ketter

    Galerie Vera Munro

    “You'll always find me in the kitchen at parties”: This syndrome could almost be the underlying reference of Clay Ketter's work. The “Kitchen Pieces,” which put him on the map in the mid-'90s, are based on modules from IKEA, Sweden's worldwide furniture manufacturer—kitchens everyone recognizes (or perhaps even has). They're a piece of global monoculture and thus a “non-site” in one's own home where family and party guests gather. Surface Habitat with Void, 1997, for instance, is a sort of tableau consisting of a built-in kitchen (which Ketter, a trained cabinetmaker, has altered in various

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