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Space 204 welcomes 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, Kristine Potter, with new exhibition

Posted by on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in News and Events.

The Vanderbilt University Department of Art and the experimental, contemporary gallery, Space 204, welcomes 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Visual Arts and photographer, Kristine Potter with MANIFEST, a new exhibition on view from September 13 thru October 18, 2018. An artist talk, reception, and book signing are scheduled for October 11, 2018 beginning at 3pm and ending at 6pm.


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.

The exhibition reception coincides with the Vanderbilt University Fall 2018 Homecoming event and family weekend.  Additional programming includes an artist talk, reception, and book signing for Potter’s monograph, Manifest, published by TBW Books.



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.

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