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Em Kettner

Born in 1988, Philadelphia, United States

Lives and works in Richmond, United States


Em Kettner’s miniature, figurative sculptures are contextualised by the artist’s experience of muscular dystrophy, intimacy and the fragility of embodied interdependence. She weaves silk and cotton threads onto fragmented porcelain structures, creating tiny beds and colourfully-patterned surfaces, leaving out the limbs and heads of her tiny characters. Whether sickbeds or love-beds or both, the sculptures and their figures reference the physical fragility and mutual support of Kettner’s experien...Read more