LIVE!! An Installation at 100 Market StreetPortsmouth, NH
May 14 - August 1st, 2010
*Opening Reception May 14th
Photo: Twisted Sister at the Hampton Casino Ballroom
Photographer Nancy Grace Horton agreed to be a featured artist for the "Performing Arts, by Visual Artists Exhibition," May to August, at the Gallery at 100 Market in Portsmouth. While digging through her archives she headed to the space itself for ideas and that inspired a site-specific project; the first for both artist and venue.
"When you're making it for a specific place it only makes sense to consider the (area) while creating the work, especially if you're a photographer," says Horton, who has snapped pictures for area theater and dance companies for decades and is the official Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom photographer. "It was inspiring."
Horton's narrowed her exhibit to female images. The collection is still "fluid," she notes — but will include photos "that speak to each other," and at least one oversized triptych. "Working with the space ...; hopefully will make for a stronger statement and for stronger viewing." (Jeanne McCartin, Spotlight, Portsmouth Herald, April 8, 2010)