Please join HCCC for an artist talk with glass artist, Charlotte Potter. In Glass Armory,Potter investigates the physical manifestation of identity through the intersection of glass and the body’s largest organ and protective barrier, the skin. While reflecting on the intertwined history of glass, medicine, and anatomy, the artist states, “the fates of lives are cast with these small transparent pieces of glass.” Using microscope slides, along with lenses and window glass, Potter constructs a series of glass armor pieces that provide a frame into the psyche, allowing the viewer to explore how skin—with all of its blemishes, scars, and imperfections—is fundamental to one’s sense of self.
About Charlotte Potter
Charlotte Potter is the Glass Studio Manager and Programming Director at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, where she has developed an internationally acclaimed performance-art series. She also serves as the lead mentor in the Chrysler Museum Assistantship Program and teaches glass and new media courses at Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and a BFA from Alfred University in 2003. Potter has made great contributions to the field of glass and its development as a performance and conceptual medium. She co-founded the performance glass troupes, Cirque de Verre and the Glass Theater, which have performed at institutions, including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Toledo Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues, including S12 in Bergen, Norway; the Shelburne Museum in Vermont; the Oklahoma City Museum of Art; and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Her artwork is also included in the following permanent collections: the American Museum of Glass, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and the Henry J. Neils Frank Lloyd Wright House.
For more information about Charlotte, visit: http://www.charlottepotter.com.