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Rebekah Potter

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Untitled. Various fabrics and hand stitching.
Plane Alteration. Hand stitching, various reclaimed and dyed fabrics.
Imbibed Emotions. Hand stitching and reclaimed and hand dyed fabrics with poly fill.
In Between Lines. Hand dyed material, zippers and hem tape with some poly fill
Feeling Guston. Hand stitched elements, shredded fabric, hand dyed fabric, poly fill.
Artist's Statement

My current body of work addresses issues of dimension, material, touch and physicality. For years now most of my work has attempted to note and document minor incremental spaces and dimensions that exist between the two and three-dimensional planes. These minor increments are typically areas inhabited and defined as bas relief.
“Physicality” serves as an umbrella under which many of the ideas for this work derives. These range from issues of gender and vulnerability, to our treatment of the physical and emotional “self” versus our treatment of the earth. By combining the use of fabric with shapes that tempt us to poke, pull and prod, it is intended that the viewer will be more fully engaged, their curiosity awakened, their “selves” further explored.


Rebekah L. Potter

e d u c a t I o n
1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Arizona State University
a w a r d s
2009 Puffin Foundation Grant
2006 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA Individual
Artists Fellow
1996 ASU Honors Studio
1995 Visual Arts Scholarship
1994 ASU Board of Regents; Visual Arts Scholarship

e x h I b I t I o n s
2009 “Material Construction of Space”, Vox Populi, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
2009 “Tumbleweed Assembly” Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2007 Art Now Fair, Miami Art Fair Repetti Gallery
2007 “Dimension: Determining the Dynamics of Space” (Curator) Repetti Long Island, NewYork
2006 “Mississippi Invitational” Mississippi Museum of Art; Jackson,Mississippi