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In celebration of exhibit SHE INSPIRES, renowned dancer and performance artist Katherine Crockett performed a special tribute to Martha Graham titled “Metamorphosis” on May 9th with visuals by multimedia artist Laura Weyl and live vocals by Daisy Press. Crockett is a former principal dancer with The Martha Graham Dance Company. She has performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov as a guest soloist with his White Oak Dance Company and she has also been a featured performer in works by Robert Wilson, Martha Clarke, Yvonne Rainer, Susan Stroman, Lucinda Childs, Richard Move as well as on the runways of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. She is also well known for her performance as the Queen in off-broadway hit, “The Queen of the Night,” for which she created and choreographed her role. Artist Laura Weyl created a live analog oil projection painting for the performance, while vocalist Daisy Press, accompanied the performance with her unique sound. Costume designer Karen Young created the costumes for the performance which complimented the stunning performance.

Laura Weyl, Katherine Crockett, Daisy Press and Indira Cesarine at Katherine Crockett performance event in celebration of SHE INSPIRES Exhibit, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York – May 9, 2017

SHE INSPIRES, curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, features the work of 60 contemporary artists with works honoring inspirational women. Each work of art in the show, which includes a wide variety of mediums from painting to sculpture, revolving around women that have made a positive impact on the world. Each work is an ode to a woman or group of women that has shaped our past, present and/or will help form our future. The exhibit aims to not only explore themes of inspiration of present day female role models, but also the legacy of women who have paved the way, and to inspire and empower others with visual art on the subject.

Upcoming events include an artist talk on May 16th at the gallery. The panel discussion will feature artists from SHE INSPIRES, who will share insights behind their works in the exhibit and the women that inspired them. Hosted by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, additional speakers will include Annika Connor, Dena Paige-Fischer, Daryl Daniels, Fischer Cherry, Jamie Martinez, Leslie Sheryll, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Sylvia Maier, and Tara Lewis.

SHE INSPIRES Exhibit Artwork, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York – May 2017

SHE INSPIRES is presented in support of non-profit She Should Run. 10% of exhibition proceeds will benefit the non-partisan 501(c)3 organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. She Should Run started as a project in 2008 and has evolved to become a movement working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership. She Should Run believes that women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership and that The United States will benefit from having a government with varied perspectives and experiences.

SHE INSPIRES Exhibit Artwork, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York – May 2017

EXHIBITING ARTISTS Agent X, Alex Nuñez, Alexis Duque, Ann Lewis, Anna Cone, Annika Connor, Anya Rubin, Anyes Galleani, Boo Lynn Walsh, Cabell Molina, Cassandra Klos, Cecilia Collantes, Cristin Millett, Danielle Siegelbaum, Daryl Daniels, Dena Paige-Fischer, Desire Rebecca Moheb Zandi, Diana Casanova, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Farrin Chwalkowski, Fischer Cherry, Haile Binns, Indira Cesarine, J’Nell Jordan, Jacqueline Secor, Jamie Martinez, Jasmine Anokye, Jennifer Dwyer, Jeremy Penn, Jess De Wahls, Joanna Wlazyn, Joseph Cavalieri, Julia Vanifatieva, Kat Toronto, Katya Zvereva, Kelsey Bennett, Ki Sub Lee, Kim Rae Taylor, Laura Murray, Lauren Rinaldi, Leslie Sheryll, Lili Lopez, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Loretta Lomanto, Lynn Bianchi, Manju Shandler, Marcelo Daldoce, Maria Petrovskaya, Michael Hubbard, Molly Crabapple, Nichole Washington, Nils Karsten, Rebecca Leveille, Reza Rafiei Rad, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Sam Cannon, Shihori Yamammoto, Sylvia Maier, Tara Lewis, Zen Sevastyanova


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