Wilson, N.C. – March 3, 2022 — The Eyes on Main Street Gallery in Wilson is pleased to present “The Disappearing Butch” photography exhibition by Theresa Scott, which will be on view March 2 – March 27. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., with a gallery talk scheduled at 4 p.m.
Scott shares that, historically, society has deemed that women who do not conform to feminine standards are “other.” Scott’s project combines historical images, present-day photography, and audio recordings to give the audience a look at the world of her subjects, placing female masculinity front and center. Each woman has been given a platform by Scott, a chance to be present in a photographic essay, and tell their individual stories. Scott helps to shift societal expectations into a profoundly personal experience of women that is real and true, and ultimately more us than “other.”
Scott earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Barton College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. A Michigan native, she now resides in Smithfield and is a visiting artist instructor in the School of Performing, Visual, and Communication Arts at Barton.
This project is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.