Nope: Feminism and Resistance in Pictures and Portraits / by Torz Dallison

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Feminism and resistance take center stage in the exhibition Nope: The Women’s March on Washington, Photography by Torz Dallison, currently on view at Diana Kane’s project space in Brooklyn.  Dallison’s photographs capture the vitality, human compassion, and strength of the millions of protestors who participated in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017.  On this historic day, an overwhelming sense of synchronicity and collective unrest unified the nation and the globe in the pursuit of a commitment to human rights and equality.  Dallison’s singular portraits and large-scale panoramas respond to a universal and incisive question: Why do we march?  Embodied among the strident interlocked figures, and the solitary heroines, we find a reservoir of tenacity, urgency, and activism.  Above all else, Dallison’s photographs seize the subtle yet critical directive of the Women’s March to assemble and resist with civility. 

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Accompanying the installation is a beautiful catalogue for purchase, with an introduction by art historian Aliza Edelman, featuring over fifty images by Dallison.  Nope is Diana Kane’s second feminist project following the presentation of Portraits of Women: Icons and Feminists, and will be on view through May 17.  A closing party will be held at Diana Kane on Saturday, May 13, 5-8PM.  

Aliza Edelman, Ph.D.