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Nadine Boughton
Where I Come From

July 15, 2017August 13, 2017

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Trident Gallery is very pleased to present Where I Come From, an exhibition of new collage works by Nadine Boughton. Trident Gallery will show seven new works from Boughton’s ongoing series Fortune and the Feminine and to introduce two new series, The Modess Women, based on a wildly successful ad campaign, and an autobiographical series, Where I Come From, which pays homage to the disappearing material vernacular photographs of family albums.

Where I Come From is Boughton’s second solo exhibition at Trident Gallery and will be on view July 15 – August 13, 2017. The gallery will host an Opening Reception for the artist on Saturday, July 15, 5–7pm. On Sunday, July 30, at 4pm, the gallery will host a Conversation with Nadine Boughton about her artistic process and recent work. Note: a video of this event is now posted on that page.

Nadine Boughton spends months developing each of her extraordinary collages. In the process, she draws on decades of committed engagement with fine art photography, indigenous cultures, therapeutic practices, and the history of psychological inquiry. Her meticulous craftsmanship and the human depth of her recombinations of vintage print materials from the 1950s and early 1960s take the technique of collage into new territory as they create, in her words, “conversations between personal identity and collective history.”

The inescapable familiarity of popular culture interferes with projects of self-knowledge and contact with meaningful universals, but Boughton’s brilliantly constructed images penetrate this veil and open portals to essential human nature, releasing warmth and wit together with the inseparable energy of the dangerousness of primal awareness. Thus pierced, what is accurate and profound in popular culture is surprisingly validated as well.