Jacob Potter’s neo abstract grunge (just made that up) has really hit a chord with lots of people. Its the kind of work that defies aesthetics but somehow Jacob’s clashing materials, colours and discordantly applied paint always looks perfectly integrated. He has the touch whatever that is. Scab pulled a big crowd at CCAS Manuka last night and although there are not many photos a very good time was had by all – which is precisely why there are not many photos. But back to the art … Jacob is influenced by sources as ephemeral as colour and sound, which work as a starting point for him to push painting and drawing to a sculptural level. As Blaze Nine curator Alex Boynes so aptly put it, “Potter’s process is a live and physical experience, as he makes works in response to the blasting noises and synth squeals that come through his stereo.” Hold on to your socks peeps because this show will ’em off – at CCAS Manuka until 26 April.
Scab is the last of the 2014 studio residents solo exhibitions.