Exhibition : « A modern hair study » by Tara Bogart In 2011, I visited the photo archives of the National Library of France. While everything was inspirational, one photograph haunted me for months following my visit. “Hair Study”, by Felix Nadar depicts just a woman’s back and her hair. I could not stop thinking about what that same image would look like today.
“A Modern Hair Study” consists of portraits of young women photographed from behind. By focusing on the back, the viewer is forced to contend with all of the peripheral things that make each woman unique.
In these intimate portraits I am a voyeur concentrating on a generation that is not mine. While certain ideals are often relevant to different generations, the ways in which women adorn and modify themselves often indicate the struggles of a young adult with their own ideology ...
Exposition : IdentifyConcerns about identity have risen to the forefront, as more and more people worry about privacy in the age of the Internet. Additionally, more and more people are constricted by racial and sexual classifications that no longer accommodate an evolving society. Labels such as gay, straight, bi-sexual, transgendered, white, black, African-American, Latino, Hispanic, Asian, tall, short, thin, fat, Jewish, Catholic, Atheist, are used to define us, often found on census forms, marriage licenses and medical records. Our own government issues us social security numbers through which our identity is codified.
In today’s age of gender equality, multi-racial families, and increasing security breaches, more and more artists are looking at issues of identity and classification. Identify brings together five artist whose wor...
Tara Bogart presents « A Modern Hair Study » at Hous Projects Gallery
Tara is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she grew up with artist parents and she was introduced to photographers such as Deborah Turbeville, Robert Frank, Duane Michals and Sally Mann on an early age. As a teenager she discovered her mother’s darkroom and began a lifelong passion for photography. In present, she is an educator at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
« In 2011, I visited the photo archives of the National Library of France. While everything was inspirational, one photograph haunted me for months following my visit. « Hair Study », by Felix Nadar depicts just a woman’s back and her hair. I couldn’t stop thinking about what that same image would look like today.
« A modern hair study » consists of portraits of young women photographed from beh...