502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
Tatiana Potts is native of Slovakia and has been living in the USA for the past fifteen years.
The opportunity to live, travel and study in different places has provided me with a wide range of perspectives, and informs my ideas about art. After arriving to the United States, I became especially interested in architecture and the built environment. In the U.S., my immediate environment often changes very quickly, as old buildings are demolished and new ones take their place. By comparison, European historical buildings are more often preserved.
I am interested in art that is a form of “world making.” Some influences on my work include Piranesi, Utkin and Brodsky, Peter Milton, Albin Brunovsky and others. Architecture plays a central role in my art because it articulates the built environment. I am interested in the ways that real places can be reinvented, and combined with many different places.
I seek to make images that are a composite of memories that I want to retain and to revisit in my imagination. I am interested in activating these spaces by including pathways and portals such as windows, doors, arches or staircases.
My presence in these spaces is often represented with shadows.
Artist Reception: September 28 from 6-8 p.m.