Nancy Grace Horton intends her work to confront the viewer with their hidden preconceptions, in regard to women’s roles constructed within society.
A series of her images, Ms. Behavior, is featured at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA, January 9 through March 14, 2014. A reception and informal talk with the artist is January 9th from 6-8 p.m.
“My photographs are investigations of female gender roles as influenced by American culture and mass media,” says Horton. “This body of work is a 21st century extension of feminist concerns regarding the media’s portrayal of women. More specifically, I am interested in the explicit and implicit power relations that are constructed and maintained by mediatized systems of representation.”
“Horton visualizes the outcome of each of her photographs but the end result is not always as planned,” says Paula Tognarelli, executive director of the Griffin Museum of Photography. “Horton unleashes her creative spirit to fashion very visual narratives that give the viewer much to think about and imagine,” says Tognarelli.
Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography for the “New York Times Magazine” says of Horton’s most recent series, Ms Behavior, “Horton has fun with domestic conventions by dressing up her feminist fictional scenes.”
Nancy Grace Horton holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and has been working as a freelance photographer and educator for over 20 years.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently an Artists Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, where she is also an “Arts in Education” artist.
Her work has been exhibited at The Danforth Museum, Worcester Art Museum, The Griffin Museum and the Marshall Store Gallery.
The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
About the Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: the Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world's leading photographers; the Atelier Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists; and the Griffin Gallery, home to the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin.
About Digital Silver Imaging
Digital Silver Imaging (DSI) was founded in 2008 as a dedicated black-and-white photolab. DSI offers a unique printing process that provides beautiful fiber-based and resin-coated black-and- white silver gelatin prints directly from digital files. Through a full suite of printing and finishing services, DSI creates museum quality, continuous tone images, uniting the advances of the digital world with the art and archival properties of true black-and-white printing. For more on Digital Silver Imaging visit www.digitalsilverimaging.com or call 617-489-0035.