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Solo Exhibition: Like a Bad Penny at the Carnegie Center of Art and History

Like a Bad Penny, a solo exhibition of photographs by Rachael Banks
October 4 – November 30, 2019

Opening Reception:  Friday, October 4, 2019
5:30 PM Members-Only Curator and Artist Talk
6:00 PM Public Opening Reception

The Carnegie Center presents Like a Bad Penny, a solo exhibition by photographer Rachael Banks. The series title Like a Bad Penny references an old English proverb that describes the recurrence of an unwanted person or event. Banks is interested in how trauma creates dysfunction within families and how it establishes a foundation from which identities are built upon.  Banks is particularly drawn to the idea that in spite of our resistance, the older we get, the more like our parents we become. Like a Bad Penny is a visual document that uses portraiture and staged environments to reference how destruction, violence, and substance abuse can manifest in those we love the most.

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