MAY 27, 2016 — SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
Charlotte Potter: Glass Armory explores identity and relationships through the intersection of glass and skin, the body’s largest organ and protective barrier. Using microscope slides and window glass, Potter constructs a series of glass armor pieces that provide a window into the psyche, allowing the viewer to explore how skin—with all of its scars and imperfections—is fundamental to one’s sense of self.
Through scars, stretch marks, and blemishes, human skin displays influential experiences that happen in a person’s life and evidence of the connections made between two people. This collection invites its audience to step into different skins and examine the scars and markings that an individual collects over time.
Employing traditional elements of armor, such as the breastplate, Potter layers the physical characteristics of different people to create ambiguous bodily forms that border on the uncanny. Her armor presents the skin as both a barrier and an entryway. She touches on an intimate, yet universal, conversation about the fluidity of human bodies, identities, and the material world.
Closing Reception and Artist Talk by Charlotte Potter: September 3, 3:30 PM
Photography by Scott Cartwright