Giselle Potter - Books

group show at carrie haddad gallery


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Modern Artists

Tracy Helgeson, Katheryn Holt, Jenny Kemp, Newbold Bohemia, Donise English, Giselle Potter, and Patty Neal

January 24, 2014 through March 2, 2014

There was a nice spread in the chronogram about it:

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  • Illustration by Giselle Potter from To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays will be exhibited at Carrie Haddad this month.

Giselle Potter is the illustrator of over 25 children’s books, including The Year I Didn’t Go to School, based on her experiences traveling in Italy as a child with her parents’ puppet troupe, The Mystic Paper Beasts. As Potter’s parents and grandparents were artists, it’s not surprising the paint brush did not fall far from the easel.

Potter’s illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, most notably The New Yorker. For a recent project, she illustrated Gertrude Stein’s To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays (Yale University Press, 2011), to accompany an exhibit of the Stein art collection. Potter lives Rosendale with her husband and two children.

Illustrations by Potter will be exhibited at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson as part of the group exhibition “Modern Artists,” January 24 to March 2.


and a nice review by Seth Rogovoy:


I fell in love with Giselle Potter’s array of small illustrations from the recently published book by Gertrude Stein, To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Her surreal, folk-art inspired style compliments Stein’s whimsical collection of prose and fantasies that transport the viewer through the alphabet. They are folksy, “outsidery” paintings with minimal collage elements, blending plain scenes with fanciful touches like dogs floating in the air, birds flying inside a house, a rabbit with carrots exploding out of its eyes, typewriters strolling down a garden path, a bunch of men fixing or smashing timepieces. I love the letter “P” painting so much I’m not going to tell you about it in detail because I want to own it, and I just may acquire it come hell or high water….


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