October 07, 2019
The University of New England’s Biddeford Campus Ketchum Library Art Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition titled Dress Codes, which will be on display through January 6, 2020. The exhibition features the work of artist Nancy Grace Horton. It is free and open to the public.
There will be an opening reception with pop-up collaborations with student groups on Tuesday, October 8, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the gallery. A Brown Bag Lunch event with Horton will be held in the gallery on Friday, November 1 at 12 p.m. Please RSVP to Cally Gurley if you would like to attend.
Nancy Grace Horton is a photography-based artist who embraces both analog and digital techniques to create bold narrative fragments informed by her background in photojournalism. Her MrMrs Series taps into her interest in gender and culture and visually explores cisgender men who dress as women. This project has evolved into a collaborative exhibition involving the university community with continued opportunities for campus participation throughout the installation. The community is being integrated into this site-specific installation through opportunities to participate in creative paper doll making inspired by cultural dress codes and personal identity, to share gender-related stories via video and writing, and to participate in photographic portraits for the gallery show.
UNE’s Ketchum Library Art Gallery is located on the university’s Biddeford Campus at 11 Hills Beach Road. Daily hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, contact Cally Gurley by email or phone (207-221-4324) or art Gallery director Hilary Irons by email or phone (207-221-4449).