Video: Artist Charlotte Potter talks about her “Charlotte’s Web” installation in OKC Museum of Art’s “Fusion” exhibit
Norfolk, Va.-based conceptual artist Charlotte Potter talks about her elaborate installation “Charlotte’s Web,” which incorporates 864 glass cameos she rendered from her Facebook friends’ profile pictures, in this intriguing video.
The installation is making its debut at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art as one of the showpieces of its special exhibition “Fusion (A New Century of Glass),” a selection of 47 works by 20 emerging and mid-career artists. The exhibit is on view NOW through Sept. 9, and it is simply fascinating.
And Potter’s “Web” is definitely a highlight, particularly for diehard Facebook users like me. It took her three hours to handcraft each of the 864 glass pendants based on her friends Facebook profile photos.
“They’re actually placed in a very specific taxonomy: She’s actually placed them geographically and also symbolically as to how she knows all these people … so it ends up becoming this very personal approach and interpretation to how we’re living in society today,” Jennifer Klos, associate curator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, told me in a recent interview.
“It is an interpretation of how in our own society today that Facebook is our modern-day prosthesis for communication. We now really rely on technology to feel this connection with other people.”
To read more about “Fusion,” click here and check out this video tour: