Artist Talk: Rachel Portesi

November 18, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

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Rachel Portesi discusses Hair Portraits, an exhibition of her tintype photographs of women whose hair has been pinned to walls and other surfaces in elaborate designs.

“I use hair both to honor and to say goodbye to past parts of myself,” Portesi writes in her artist statement. “These images address fertility, sexuality, creativity, nurturing, harmony, and discord with nature. Above all, these images are a record of metamorphosis from a past fractured self to an integrated, self-confident woman.”