September 23 – October 31, 2015

In an era where most images have been fashioned to fit an ideal of airbrushed, spray tanned, artfully coiffed perfection, the almost effortless authenticity of the portraits in Tara Bogart’s A Modern Hair Study and The Locks still life is refreshingly unpretentious. She evidently agrees with early 20th-century American photographer Edward Weston, who valued “the stark beauty that a lens can so exactly render presented without interference of artistic effect.” 

Bogart is an artist whose passion for photography emerged early in life in her native Milwaukee. Inspired by an archival image of Felix Nadar’s Hair Study while visiting the National Library of France, she has created a series of intimate portraits of French and American women. Focusing solely on their backs and their hair… more