Rebekah Potter

American, born 1974

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Rebekah Potter

American, born 1974

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Rebekah Potter explores the space where two-dimensional work reaches into the third, threading together, quite literally, forms into what she has called visual maps. Originally a painter, she was inspired to reach beyond the canvas after discovering the work of Robert Rauschenberg as a student. She collages everyday objects often taken for granted, like denim and zippers, by folding, stitching, and taping them together. Working without boundaries, she lets her compositions seep, dangle, and jut from the boundaries of the canvas, improvising through out her process in dialogue between artist and material. “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,” Potter has said.

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Rebekah Potter explores the space where two-dimensional work reaches into the third, threading together, quite literally, forms into what she has called visual maps. Originally a painter, she was inspired to reach beyond the canvas after discovering the work of Robert Rauschenberg as a student. She collages everyday objects often taken for granted, like denim and zippers, by folding, stitching, and taping them together. Working without boundaries, she lets her compositions seep, dangle, and jut from the boundaries of the canvas, improvising through out her process in dialogue between artist and material. “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,” Potter has said.

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Post-Minimalism: Alive and Well in New Mexico
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