Ecc Abstraction

“Eccentric Abstraction”
     at the Fishbach Gallery 1966

EccAbstr

Taken from an article in Art International,
Nov. 1966 by Lucy Lippard

 

These artist usually prefer synthetics and avoid materials with long-standing literary associations, but Don Potts used fur and leather with wood veneer. More of a sculptor than most mentioned here, he converts his materials into surfaces of such commercial precision that they can be explored in directly sensuous manner instead of as anecdotal devices. Potts’ great flowing structures or the planar piece that suggestively rubs its furred edges together, are luxury items that invite touch but repel emotion by their almost maliciously perfect appearance. Up Tight, Slowly, an immense undulating floor piece with a two-color leather surface, is both sensuous and sensual; it forces a kind of attraction that be said to border on titillation, were the form not so clearly understated.

UpSoftly

“Up Tight, Slowly” 96”x50”x16”

BananaEnd

“Bananas Have No Bones”
96”x48”x32” 1966

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