Space 204 (Vanderbilt University) / 1204 25th Ave. S., E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center September 13, 2018 - October 18, 2018

Kristine Potter

MANIFEST is a series of photographs was made in a remote area along Colorado’s western slope between 2012-2015. The pictures describe; an abstractly seen landscape, the mountain men who are its inhabitants, the psychological tenor of living in near isolation, and the unyielding high-desert sun. Kristine sought to question the more persistent tropes of our American Mythology: the rugged cowboy, the dominion of wilderness, and the subjective authorship of those observations from a historically male perspective.

Kristine Potter is a photographer currently based in Nashville, Tennessee and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. She has earned a BA in Art History and BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia and received a MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2005. Her work has been exhibited at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City, Light Work in Syracuse NY, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Neuberger Museum of Art, 601 Art Space, The Girls Club Foundation, and in various other galleries nationally and internationally. Her work is in public and private collections including the Georgia Museum of Art, and has been published in Contact Sheet, the catalog “Re-Framing the Feminine,” and in a single signature book by Roman Nvmerials Press. Her first monograph Manifest has been published by TBW Books in the spring of 2018.