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February 14 – April 13, 2019

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Le Board Founder John Aghayan, Creative director Sofia Karvela, and Artist Indira Cesarine at “Indira Cesarine x Neon” Exhibit Opening at Le Board, February 14, 2019 (Photo credit: Bruno Aponte)

Upper East Side living brand Le Board presented the opening of INDIRA CESARINE x NEON  a solo exhibition of works by notable American multi-disciplinary artist Indira Cesarine, curated by Jenny Muskin Goldman. The exhibition, which opened on February 14th, 2019, was presented in collaboration with The Untitled Space gallery, marking the inaugural exhibition of Le Board’s new resident artist series presented at the luxury emporium’s flagship on 5th Avenue, across from Central Park South. The exhibition will be on view until April 13th, 2019.

The opening reception was hosted by artist Indira Cesarine, along with Le Board’s Creative Director, Sofia Karvela, Le Board Founder, John Aghayan, and curator Jenny Muskin Goldman. Guests were treated to cocktails by McQueen and The Violet Fog, and Mi Campo as well as an experience sponsored by Receptra Naturals. Guests included Mayte Allende, Karen and Mandie Erickson, Debbie Dickinson, designer Valentino Vettori, Stylist Ty-Ron Mayes, designer Coco Johnsen, Jon Harari, model/designer Larissa Bond, Courtney Alexis Langer, Cygalle Dias, Dee Poku, artists Sophia Wallace, Robin Tewes, Grace Graupe Pillard, Alexandra Rubinstein, Katya Zvereva, Savanah Spirit, Lisa Levy, Nichole Washington, curators Stacy Engman, Monika Fabijanska, and Kristin Sancken, among many others.

Artwork by Indira Cesarine, featured in “Indira Cesarine x Neon” Solo Exhibition at Le Board, NY February 14 – April 13, 2019

INDIRA CESARINE X NEON presents a collection of original neon artworks created by the artist between 2017-2019. Known for her empowering feminist themes, Cesarine’s artwork engages a narrative of social discourse and art activism. Cesarine’s artwork has been featured internationally at many galleries, museums and festivals, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mattatuck Museum, Paul Mellon Art Center, CICA Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, Cannes Film Festival and the International Festival Photo Mode to name a few. In 2014, her public art sculpture, “The Egg of Light” was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Her work was auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for the annual “Take Home A Nude” art benefits in 2017 and 2018, and was featured at SPRING/BREAK Art Show as well as SCOPE Basel and SCOPE Miami in 2018. Her work has additionally been featured in numerous international publications, including Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, The Guardian, Flaunt, Hunger and Widewalls.

Upcoming exhibitions of Cesarine’s work include SPRING/BREAK Art Show NY March 2019, F213 presented by the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) in San Fransisco, CA, April 2019, and Superfine Art Fair NY, May 2019. She has also been selected to represent the State of New York for HERFLAG 2020, which commemorates 100 years of Women’s Suffrage, with a female artist representing each of the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment. 

“Frida” Artwork by Indira Cesarine, featured in “Indira Cesarine x Neon” Solo Exhibition at Le Board, NY February 14 – April 13, 2019

“Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for my multi-sensory series. My work questions the place of humanity in context with contemporary civilization and is often influenced by autobiographical content and women’s history at large. As a multi- disciplinarian artist I often work across several mediums and techniques to convey a rich and diverse narrative. I connect with thematic subject matter that engages a narrative of social discourse and art activism. Through my exhibitions and artwork, I challenge the status quo, as well as tackle stereotypes and double standards.

I draw from historical narratives in an effort to create empowering artwork that can have an impact on the viewer, be a catalyst for change or provide insight into history, which may have been overlooked. As an artist I find it is more effective to communicate my ideas through visual and sensory explorations that can uniquely address the world we live in today. As my work evolves I have been drawn to conceptual text and figurative works that engage historical narratives and poetic messages of activism. My neon sculptures are often inspired by inspirational women and their quotes – by words that can become tools of empowerment, reclaim sexist narratives or challenge the status quo. Although my neons are often inspired by individuals or messages that are very personal to me as an artist, I encourage viewers to translate them in their own way, allowing each work to be a unique multifaceted experience according to its audience.”

Jenny Mushkin Goldman is an independent curator and art advisor based in New York City. In June of 2017, she presented En Caul, a solo show of paintings, drawings, and hybrid-sculptures by Adam Krueger, which was the inaugural exhibition of her gallery project Kin + Gold. In April 2017, she co-curated with Romain Dauriac the group show Singular Object, which was organized in celebration of the future New York City building, 53W53, designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel. Exploring the intersection of art and architecture, Singular Object presented works by Jean Baudrillard, Sarah Braman, Isabelle Cornaro, M.C. Escher, Hugh Ferriss, Adam Fowler, Katsumi Hayakawa, Nir Hod, Jenny Holzer, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Iván Navarro, Francesca Pasquali, Jon Rafman, Evan Robarts, Will Ryman, James Turrell, and Dustin Yellin.

She has curated exhibitions that include Temporal Escape (co-curated with Megan Green) at 326 Gallery, New York ; Amulets Ethereal at Barney Savage Gallery in May 2018; Beyond Secretary at Mark Borghi Fine Arts in the Fall of 2016, featuring works by Elaine de Kooning, Rebecca Smile!, which was presented by Shin Gallery in Spring 2016 and included works by ; Papercut (co-curated with Vaughn Massey) at the National Arts Club, New York (October 15 – 26, 2014) and The Space Between (co-curated with Ryan Bradley) at the National Arts Club, New York (December 3 -14, 2012).

Le Board, founded by John Aghayan and creative directed by Sofia Karvela, is a Part French-part Greek, New York living brand currently residing on the Upper East Side. Le Board is committed to keeping the trusted #leboardfam inspired, excited and adding value to their lives with their menu of offerings.

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