‘Like A Bad Penny’ By Rachael Banks

“A bad penny always turns up.” It’s interesting how a proverb’s reference to counterfeit money has become a phrase for unwanted things. Photographer Rachael Banks uses the saying as a metaphor for her life. “Despite my attempts to reconcile with the destructive actions of my parents and the region I was born into,” she said, “I am also inevitably attracted to people with these same attributes.” So, her solo show, part of the Louisville Photo Biennial, is perfectly titled. Expect photographs of relationship issues, dysfunction and a sense of place. —Jo Anne Triplett

THROUGH NOV. 30

Carnegie Center for Art & History
Free
201 E. Spring St., New Albany
http://carnegiecenter.org

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‘Like A Bad Penny’ By Rachael Banks

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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