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Dressed to Protest
Nov 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
In conjunction with Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson, this panel discussion unfolds the signification of identity and ideology through apparel, focusing especially on ways in which clothing has functioned as a symbolic form of resistance and coalition building for artists, political activists, and marginalized communities.
Amanda Donnan is Curator at Frye Art Museum and organizer of the exhibition Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson.
Ellen Lesperance is a visual artist and activist based in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been exhibited nationally at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Drawing Center, New York; The New Museum, New York; the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; and Seattle Art Museum, Washington and internationally at the Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm and the Tate St. Ives, England. Her work is represented in public collections including the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, NY; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and San Francisco; the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Portland Art Museum, OR; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
Davora M. Lindner is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Prairie Underground, a sustainable clothing company established in Seattle in 2004. She has co-designed over 60 collections with retail distribution in the United States and Canada. In 2015 she launched an Artist Series as part of Prairie Underground’s socially responsible business practice. Since 2014 she has served on the Board of Directors of On the Boards, a contemporary performance space in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.
[Image: Film still: Carry Greenham Home, directed by Biban Kidron and Amanda Richardson, 1983. Courtesy Ellen Lesperance.]
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