Clay Ketter

Homestead, 2004
Wood, stone, cement, paint, lamp, 500 x 820 x 390 cm

In that way New England was never really cultivated. The home is a crossing between my grandfather’s house in typical New England style and Elvis Presley’s childhood home, as I remember it from photographs I have seen. This is the smallest common denominator for what I see as the archetype of the American house. White outer panel, green tar roof with a chimney right on top, a large veranda at the front with a practical grey wooden deck and a turquoise blue roof,  a warm round light surrounded by buzzing beetles.

Born in Brunswick, Maine (USA), 1961. Lives in Uppåkra, Sweden. Exhibitions in selection; Sonnabend Gallery New York, Lunds Konsthall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Galerie Daniel Templon, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Galleri Brändström & Stene, Stockholm, White Cube, London. Public collections in selection: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Lousiana, Humlebaek, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Saatchi Collection, London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.