Laws of Nature
September 9 - October 22, 2005
Opening Reception September 9, 6-9 pm
GAS Station is pleased to announce, Laws of Nature,
an exhibition of photographs by Kristine Potter.
“Nature, from a certain perspective, has not always existed.
It is not found in the depths of the forest, in the heart of the
cougar or in the songs of birds; it is found in the philosophies
and image constructions of civilized human beings. Seemingly contradictory
strands are woven together creating nature as an ideological construct
that serves to domesticate us, and to channel or suppress our expressions
of wildness. Trees, water, fire and animals are all a part of this
natural world that my subjects inhabit” - Kristine Potter,
The show presents a selection of photographs from Potter’s
Laws of Nature series from 2004-2005. Through her images, the artist
addresses our ideas of “Nature” and our relationship
Potter’s subjects are often depicted indoors set against nature-inspired
wallpaper and prints, in front of a fireplace and sometimes with
potted plants or flowers in the room. These raise questions about
the meaning of bringing such things into our homes. In other images,
her subjects are found in a forest or a body of water, bringing
to question how we feel when outdoors. In Brian with the Lucky Cat,
her subject stands on the pavement, another human construct and
the line between his world and the lush green growth of “Nature”
behind him. Her intention is to, “describe a certain psychological
moment in each of the sitters as they blend in, interact with or
respond to their environment.”
Kristine Potter was born in Dallas, Texas in 1977 and raised in
rural, central Georgia. She attended The University of Georgia where
she earned a B.A. in The History of Art and a B.F.A. in Photography.
Following University, Kristine moved to Paris, France where she
lived and worked for several years. She has exhibited nationally
and internationally and has been the recipient of several fellowships
and grants including the Larry Kramer fellowship for Gender Studies.
She is a graduate of the MFA program in Photography from Yale University
and currently resides in New York City.
59 Franklin Street, #210
New York, NY 10013
T. 212 219-3253 - F. 212 226-6505
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pmKristine