In this decidedly feminist body of work, Panas includes a selection of new photographic and video works, continuing her decades long and wide ranging exploration of portraiture. Sleeping Beauty departs from her previous projects in that subjects seem to actively collaborate in the creation of their images. Individuals confront the viewer, meeting the glare of the camera with a penetrating stare. Each visage bears a lifetime of experiences, while embodying the resilience and indomitable spirit we’ve come to associate with the #metoo movement. Each woman, a strong, unintimidated individual, refusing to be denied agency or personhood. Sixteen framed photographs are complimented by...
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