Nancy Grace Horton,
– March 14, 2014
Opening reception January 9, 2014, 6-8:00 pm
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.