Photo courtesy of the artist Nancy Grace Horton.

Join us for an artist talk with photographer Nancy Grace Horton. This body of work includes work from the Mad Woman series, Ms. Behavior, Mr./Mrs., and other pieces from the artist’s collection.

Horton’s photographs are investigations of female gender roles as influenced by American culture and mass media. This body of work is a 21st century extension of feminist concerns regarding the media’s portrayal of women. More specifically, Horton is interested in the explicit and implicit power relations that are constructed and maintained by mediatized systems of representation.

Horton’s work is on exhibit at Engine until July 23 during regular hours Tues-Fri 1pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm and by special appointment by calling 207-370-9130.

Nancy Grace Horton holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and has been working as a freelance photographer and educator for over 20 years. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Artists Entrepreneurial Grant’s from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, where she is also a Rostered Artist. She lives between Maine and New Hampshire and takes yearly visits to rural Mexico where she creates photo-based cultural exchange projects for kids. She is known locally for her popular photo book “Portsmouth.”

She was recently featured on Boston Chronicle and in 2015 she will have several solo shows including New England School of Photography’s Garner Center, Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery and at Merrimack College McCoy Art Gallery.

New York Times best-selling author, Jodi Picoult comments, “My eye was drawn to Horton’s images immediately–I found them evocative and haunting, as if each one held a story of its own.”