Artist Statement

Jake Fetterman artist statement


I am interested in how my relationship with a space can be changed or tarnished by a memory or series of events. I question how my queerness, inheritance, and upbringing has affected my understanding and relationship to what constitutes a home or sanctuary. Through my own creation of lived-in spaces and possessions, I examine how places and objects are containers for memory. I want to highlight the strange dichotomy that exists between the rawness, discomfort, reality, and beauty of these moments.

The forceful requirement of uniformity, heightened by the obsession with social media and technology within the American culture, causes me to embrace the chaos of my life as aesthetic alternative. Creating work with evidence of domestic utility, human presence, and through choosing materials that reveal the evidence of my struggle, allows me to negate the facades that are so prevalent in our culture.