“ART4EQUALITY X LIFE, LIBERTY & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE UNTITLED SPACE

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On September 26th, The Untitled Space gallery in Tribeca, NY celebrated the opening of group exhibition and public art series “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” presented in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality. The two-part exhibit, which features over 50 artists, is the first new exhibition presented by the gallery since the COVID closures. The reception for the group show was presented as an all day long affair, from 1pm – 8pm, with The Untitled Space founder, artist Indira Cesarine, as well as many of the exhibiting artists in attendance including Ashley Chew, Osaze Stigler, Leah Schrager, Alexandra Rubinstein, Annika Connor, Coco Dolle, D’nae Harrison, Kim McCarty, Rachel Van Der Nacht, Travis Rueckert, and Tslil Tsemet, among many others.  The energy was uplifting as mask-wearing guests enjoyed the return to in-person exhibitions and celebrated the gallery’s 1st exhibition featuring not only a gallery show but also public art series, with 10 of the artworks featured on billboards throughout New York City.

Artwork featured in “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness” Exhibition and Public Art Series Presented by The Untitled Space in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality

The gallery show features works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture inspired by the words “Equality,” “Life,” “Liberty,” and “The Pursuit of Happiness,” which will be on view at the gallery through November 3, 2020.

“We live in an unprecedented time, our liberties robbed by a global pandemic, which laid painfully bare the inequities that have plagued the most vulnerable in our society for far too long. Political polarization in the United States is reaching critical mass with a divisive political system at war. Realities of social inequality and racial injustice are challenging our ability to have confidence in a promising future. With the 2020 elections approaching, I felt that it was a crucial time to create an opportunity for artists to respond, with the artwork presented in a public platform where it can reach an audience of millions of people every day and promote an inclusive dialogue. The billboard transformed into an art display is an innovative, and ultimately accessible way to present contemporary art, transforming spaces normally dedicated to advertising into public art that has power and impact,” stated curator Indira Cesarine of the exhibition.

“The public art series and exhibition “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness” seeks to empower, enlighten, and shed a ray of hope in a city that has been under a dark cloud, in a country that is in tatters not only by an invisible virus, but also by political and civil unrest. As we navigate through this difficult time, “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness” celebrates art as activism, giving voices to a diverse array of contemporary artists from all backgrounds, ages, and genders. I’m honored to guest curate the public art series for SaveArtSpace and hope viewers will be inspired and motivated by the public art billboards and exhibition artwork.”

Artwork by artists Ashley Chew, Q’shaundra James, Donna Bassin featured in “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness” Exhibition and Public Art Series Presented by The Untitled Space in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Alexandra Rubinstein, Alison Stinley, Alysia Davis, Ann Lewis, Anne Barlinckhoff, Annika Connor, April Fitzpatrick, Ashley Chew, Buket Savci, Cabell Molina, Coco Dolle, D’nae Harrison, Dan Alvarado, Daniel Aros-Aguilar, Danielle Siegelbaum, Daryl Daniels, David Siever, Dessie Jackson, Devynity Wray, Diana Zipeto, Dolly Faibyshev, Donna Bassin, Egypt H., Fahren Feingold, Faustine Badrichani, Geoffrey Stein, Hana Zhang, Indira Cesarine, Jamia Weir, Jared Freschman, Jodie Herrera, Joel Tretin, Jose Baez, Karen Bystedt, Katya Zvereva, Kim McCarty, Leah Schrager, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Lola Jiblazee, Lynn Bianchi, Meg Lionel Murphy, Michele Pred, Osaze Stigler, Panteha Abareshi, Paolo Morales, Q’shaundra James, Rachel Van Der Nacht, Rebecca Bird, Robin Tewes, Robyn Gibson, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Sarupa Sidaarth, Travis Rueckert, Tslil Tsemet, Valerie Carmet, and Vaughan Larsen.

PUBLIC ART BILLBOARDS (in collaboration with SaveArtSpace):
Anne Barlinckhoff – Pulaski Bridge 11th St & 53rd Ave, Queens
Ashley Chew – Flushing Ave & Waverly Ave, Brooklyn
Donna Bassin – McGuinness Blvd & Calyer St, Brooklyn
Fahren Feingold + Indira Cesarine – W 46th St & 12th Ave, Manhattan
Jodie Herrera – Hamilton Pl & 12th St, Brooklyn
Kim McCarty – Flushing Ave & Spencer St, Brooklyn
Meg Lionel Murphy – Myrtle Ave & Cornelia St, Queens
Panteha Abareshi – Park Ave & Emerson Pl, Brooklyn
Sarupa Sidaarth – McGuinness Blvd & Calyer St, Brooklyn
Travis Rueckert – 11th Ave & W 45th St, Manhattan

Map of “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness” Public Art Billboards Presented by SaveArtSpace in collaboration with The Untitled Space and Art4Equality

ABOUT SAVEARTSPACE:
http://www.saveartspace.org

Founded in 2015, in Brooklyn, NY, SaveArtSpace is a non-profit organization that works to create an urban gallery experience, launching exhibitions that address intersectional themes and foster a progressive message of social change. By placing culture over commercialism, SaveArtSpace aims to empower artists from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of young creatives and activists. Since 2015, SaveArtSpace has installed the artwork of 180 artists on 212 advertising spaces in 10+ major US cities, coast-to-coast. Beyond transforming advertisement space into public art, we work with a variety of community groups including: schools, senior residencies, shelters, youth groups, special needs programs, art collectives, galleries, and museums. Together, we aim to foster community and cultural enrichment through the arts. While supporting underprivileged and emerging artists by providing them the opportunity to display work in the public space.

ABOUT ART4EQUALITY:
https://art4equality.org

Art4Equality is an initiative supporting equality themed art exhibitions and special projects including films and public art by female-identifying artists and allies. The mission of Art4Equality is to create empowering artwork and exhibitions that can impact social change, raise awareness, and inspire our community. Art4Equality additionally facilitates opportunities by providing mentorship to artists, as well as special programming such as panel discussions, performances, and educational art events. Art4Equality empowers by creating a platform for progress. By supporting the work of underrepresented and marginalized artists, Art4Equality demonstrates the value, quality, and diversity of their contributions to the community, encourages an inclusive dialogue, and promotes equality for all.

ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE
https://untitledspace.com

The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2015 by artist Indira Cesarine, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary-pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of women in art.  Indira Cesarine’s curatorial for The Untitled Space includes solo shows for artists Sarah Maple, Rebecca Leveille, Alison Jackson, Fahren Feingold, Jessica Lichtenstein, Tom Smith, Loren Erdrich, Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, Nichole Washington, and Jeanette Hayes among many others. Notable group shows include “IRL: Investigating Reality,” “BODY BEAUTIFUL,” “EDEN” and “(HOTEL) XX” at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, “SHE INSPIRES,” and internationally-celebrated group shows “UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN,” and “ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE” responding to the political climate in America, as well as numerous other critically-acclaimed exhibitions. Recent press on Indira Cesarine & The Untitled Space includes Vogue (US), Vogue Italia, CNN, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, i-D Magazine, Dazed and Confused, and The New York Times among many others.


“Children Of The Sun” by artist Tslil Tsemet, Artwork featured in “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness” Exhibition and Public Art Series Presented by The Untitled Space in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality

“Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness”
A Group Show and Public Art Series Curated by Indira Cesarine
Presented by The Untitled Space in Collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality

EXHIBITION ON VIEW:
September 26 – November 3, 2020

THE UNTITLED SPACE
45 Lispenard Street, NYC 10013

PUBLIC ART BILLBOARDS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY
From week of September 21, 2020

Exhibition Website: http://untitled-space.com/art4equality-x-life-liberty-the-pursuit-of-happiness

SaveArtSpace Billboards: saveartspace.org/art4equality


Event photography by Mikhail Torich and The Untitled Space for The Untitled Magazine

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