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“Dark Waters” Illuminates Beneath The Surface At ICA At UTC

From “Dark Waters” by Kristine Potter.
Kristine Potter
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From “Dark Waters” by Kristine Potter.

Kristine Potter - an artist in Nashville who grew up in Georgia - has traveled by car around the Southeast in the past few years to capture images of forested or isolated bodies of water.

Her landscapes, displayed in gelatin silver photographs - as well as in a video piece - are the stage of her new series “Dark Waters,” now on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art here on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Through the landscapes it explores, “Dark Waters” delves into the complex histories and energies of place in the Southeast - echoing themes of power and violence both in history and in myth, the fate of women in tales both dramatized and true, framed through the tradition of folk murder ballads while also upending that framing.

I spoke with Kristine Potter - and Rachel Reese, director and curator of ICA at UTC.

“Knoxville Girl” from “Dark Waters” by Kristine Potter.
Kristine Potter
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“Knoxville Girl” from “Dark Waters” by Kristine Potter.

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