Haunts: Trevor Grabill and Larell Potter
IN THE GALLERY
TREVOR GRABILL Artist Statement
I’m a story collector – I spend time anywhere I can find people (or evidence of people), listening and taking notes. These notes crystallize in narrative images, which I whittle down to their most basic elements, uncovering the spirit of the story and turning what was once a novel into a fable. In these stories, I seek the myth in the everyday, from the small myth of the rumor to the grand one of the ghost story or folktale. I nurture the subjective truth – hyperbole, exaggeration, and sometimes fabrication – as a compassionate tool for embracing multiple personal experiences of the world. In the final result, my goal is to tell stories in a way that helps create a powerful, shared platform for re-envisioning our community.