Pop-Up 265 Exhibition: Sight Un-seeing

  • June 12, 2017

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Pop-Up 265 presents a site-specific installation by Jesse Potts, entitled "Sight Un-Seeing." Please join us for a public opening and reception Friday, June 16th 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm. The exhibition will be on display June 5th through July 5th at 265 Water Street, Augusta.

A multidisciplinary artist, Potts’ work is a hybrid of experimental sculptural processes and time-based mixed-media installation. 

Sight Un-seeing is a site-specific installation that explores of the purpose, structure and emotional significance of the “home.” The title, Sight Un-seeing, is a combination of the word “sightseeing” (the action of visiting a place of interest) and the phrase “sight un-seen” (the action of buying something without first inspecting it). This title is intended to cause friction in the underlying content of the work by raising questions: Is a “home” a place or an object? Is it precious or pragmatic? Is it a psychological space or a set of coordinates? Is it steadfast or fleeting?

The work has been made using homebuilding materials and includes a mash-up of symbols that suggest both movement and stability. The goal is to elicit the simultaneous sensation of a crumpled roofline and spinning tumbleweed. The double-yellow line links the symbolism of an asphalt roof and an asphalt road. Here, the roof is a symbol stability, protection and permanence. The road subverts these attributes by referencing transience, movement, and the space between two points.




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Rachel Sloat

265 Water Street
Augusta  ME  04330