Texas Photographic Society presents Jaclyn Wright: "Marked" opening reception
Texas Photographic Society presents National Photography Award winner Jaclyn Wright in her new exhibition, "Marked."
"Marked" combines traditional photographic techniques with contemporary digital processes, performance, and sculpture. The title refers to a prominent birthmark Wright's neck, which has drawn verbal and physical abuse from strangers. Reproductions of the birthmark’s shape and color appear throughout the work. In "Marked," she considers ways we are marked from birth, specifically through gender.
Birthmarks are like political boundaries on a map, expressing the concomitant desire to include and exclude, to mark belonging through exclusion and differentiation. The work explores the parallels between human attempts to control, shape, and extract from the land and the body. This is visualized through the demarcation of the birthmark as a means to represent what is through what isn’t.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 18.