Mistakes Were Madeby Josh Keller & Carissa Potter 11 Dec 2021 - 12 Feb 2022We are a couple trying to stay together during a pandemic. Some context: When Josh and Carissa started dating 12 years ago now, Josh told Carissa frankly that he did...
Carissa Potter - Making Being Here EnoughA Virtual Exhibition 24 Jul - 16 Dec 2020This past week, Potter opened Making Being Here Enough, a virtual show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, of sumi ink works that touch on these needed intimate moments with each other in the face of continued adversity around us. Even though many of these speak to a timelessness, it's hard to look at them without the ominous cloud of Covid or the need for social justice reform. Potter herself recently became a mother of a child who needs extra care, and this the gallery notes so eloquently, “These paintings are made by a woman who has learned how to comfort herself.” From intertwined bodies to simple still-lifes to social distanced conversations and even solitary nude, the works quietly speak of acceptance and the need to be at peace with uncertainty.