Invited to review portfolios of up and coming talent at the spring 2017 AIGA Chicago 'Test Flight' portfolio sessions. Bring your best work and lets talk about the future. This also marks the start of me looking for a summer 2017 design intern.
Appointed the 2016-2017 Zell Fellows Visiting Creative Director for the Zell Fellows Program at the Kellogg School of Management. The program is a rigorous and prestigious business incubator for top MBA candidates at the Kellogg School of Management.
Tictail did an awesome feature on my golf painting work with a nice writeup. Tictail is a great online store platform for artists - definitely worth checking out.
Through iCanvas licensing a few of my New Sacred pieces have found their way on to the Gilt Group site. Excited to have them in the mix of all the designer goodies.
"Chicago-based artist and designer Kyle Louis Fletcher first began to consider incorporating action painting into his practice during his battle with cancer. The diagnosis forced Fletcher to consider exercise as a key aspect to quality of life and the wall between physical activity and art crumbled."
- B. David Zarley
"As if answering his own hypothetical, Fletcher has begun constructing courts which take the form even further, from perler beads assembled in a vaguely Southwestern motif to an abstracted design flocked on to a skateboard. Perhaps most intriguing of all is "Trout vs Trout," wherein one half a court was placed before a mirror in Chicago and the other in Austin, for an imaginary match which spanned both space and time.
While the graphically inclined would no doubt find the layouts of other athletic playing courts and fields intriguing, there is something special about the tennis court: pleasingly symmetrical, relatively small in size, and, since they contain at most four contestants, never so crowded that the design can be smothered by action. One does not play atop a tennis court so much as inside it. The same basic design is utilized by women and men, young children and the elderly, ball-chasing buoyant players and hard faced, serious drillers.
"It's set up with particular parameters in mind—like there's a doubles alley; it's a very functional grid, and it's a grid that I connect with," Fletcher said."
- B. David Zarley