Photo exhibition “The Disappearing Butch” by Theresa Scott de Barton, reception March 5

Wilson, North Carolina – March 3, 2022 — Wilson’s Eyes on Main Street Gallery is pleased to present Theresa Scott’s ‘The Disappearing Butch’ photography exhibition, which runs March 2-27. An opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Saturday March 5, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with an in-gallery talk scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

Scott shares that, historically, society has viewed women who do not conform to female norms as “other.” Scott’s project combines historic images, current photographs and audio recordings to give audiences insight into the world of his subjects, placing female masculinity at the forefront. Each woman received a platform from Scott, a chance to be featured in a photo essay and tell their individual stories. Scott helps transform societal expectations into a deeply personal experience of women that is real and true, and ultimately more us than “other people.”

Scott earned a BFA from Barton College and an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Originally from Michigan, she now resides in Smithfield and is a visiting teacher at Barton’s School of Performing, Visual, and Communication Arts.

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.


Tracey L. Sweeney