Marisa Portolese – In the Studio with Notman 

Marisa Portolese

Marisa Portolese, Chloë Rafaela Rondon, 2018. © Marisa Portolese

The McCord Museum presents photographer Marisa Portolese’s In the Studio with Notman as part of its Artist-in-Residence program, which began in 2012. The exhibition consists of 16 portraits of women inspired by her research into the Notman collection. The large-format colour photographs were taken with an analog camera using natural light.

For a number of years, Portolese has been making portraits of women from a feminist perspective. As artist in residence, she has been exploring the tradition of the studio and sets, using backdrops and props when she photographs her female subjects in a confined space. Inspired by Notman’s own sets, Portolese sees her photographic portraits as continuing in a pictorial tradition borrowed from art history and gives free rein to her love of painting.

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McCord Museum
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E9