Artist: Hunter Potter
Title: When Hell Freezes Over
Medium: Oil on Drop Cloth
Size: 60 x 70 Inches
Notes: Featured at his Solo show at Primary, Miami FL 2022
Dating back to the 16th century, crime pamphlets, ballads, and trial accounts have captivated the interest of literate individuals from the artisan class. These unsettling narratives were often embraced as a means to quench common curiosity and gain a deeper understanding of the malevolence lurking in society. What dwells in the shadows, in that realm where temptation and virtue collide?
Through the prism of True Crime, Hunter Potter delves into the internal conflicts of individuals, meditates on goodwill, and hones his ability to distinguish the wicked from the virtuous.
As Potter aptly puts it, "Jesus walked on water, and the devil built a boat. Only one was a miracle, but both of them could float." He expounds, "When these two enigmatic forces materialize on the same tranquil lake, inviting you for a swim, it becomes imperative to differentiate between them."
For Potter, the connection with True Crime literature transcends mere words. It represents a profound immersion into American culture and his familial heritage. These narratives compel individuals to seek illumination in the darkest of times, recognizing that light and darkness are inextricably intertwined.
He ponders, "I wonder, how does one overcome the devil? To deny its existence is an exercise in futility. The realm of adversity is pervasive, and the journey uphill is fraught with challenges. But one persists. Godspeed!" - Source: Primary