UMA’s Danforth Gallery will host an exhibition of works by Jesse Potts from November 2 to December 9. Reception will be held at the gallery on Wednesday, November 16 at noon with a lecture at 1:00 p.m.
The gallery is located in Jewett Hall on the UMA campus, 46 University Drive, Augusta. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“The Flood” Jesse Potts – is a collection of new works that explore the intersection of place, memory and time utilizing sculptures, photographs, and installation. These works emerged from Potts meditation on the purpose and meaning of “home” and exploration of ways that meaning can shift based on one’s perception of whether “home” is permanent or temporary. Filled with metaphors and a mash-up of symbols this exhibition suggests both stability and movement.
UMA’s current academic theme of climate change presents a significant opportunity to explore and discuss the causes and effects of climate change, but also how individual and collective efforts can make a difference. Potts installation seeks to answer how the memory of an experience is related to place and time and how those memories may be mutated, overwritten or erased by time.