The Untitled Space gallery has announced a new series of virtual viewing rooms, premiering with exhibition “THE LABYRINTH” by artist Indira Cesarine, and also showcasing past exhibitions including Jessica Lichtenstein’s “…Do The Make A Sound?” from SPRING/BREAK Art Show and Nichole Washington’s February debut show “Rebellious Black Girl.”
The Untitled Space is moving forward during these unprecedented times of COVID-19 shutdowns to share their exhibitions and artists through special online programming, including virtual exhibitions in their viewing room, online exclusives on Artsy, as well as virtual publications and experiences created for their audiences to enjoy remotely until the gallery re-opens. They have also recently announced an open call for artists to apply for a summer online solo show, which will include a hard cover book published on the exhibition by the gallery.
The Untitled Space presents: THE LABYRINTH
An Installation and Exhibition by Indira Cesarine
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
March 12 – May 30, 2020
A Portion of Proceeds Supports Art4Equality
For “THE LABYRINTH” Indira Cesarine created an immersive installation featuring photography, sculpture, video art and mixed media works. The gallery was transformed into a maze through which viewers could experience her contemporary female gaze on Surrealism, a theme the artist has been exploring through a variety of mediums over the past several decades. “THE LABYRINTH” is a surreal odyssey that reveals through its passages a kaleidoscopic universe of subconscious realities bound by the contrasts of hyperrealism and ethereal symbolism. “THE LABYRINTH” explores the juxtaposition of contrasting opposites, dimension, distortion, and the power of light to engage and reflect on our own stream of subconscious while provoking the tangibility of perceived realities. The result is a journey through our fantasies and expectations, rendered through the lens of dreams and desires. “THE LABYRINTH” exhibition and installation features Cesarine’s most recent body of work, as well as select works from her “Goddess”, “Les Fleurs du Mal”, “Pandora’s Box” and “ONLY YOU” series.
“DO THE MAKE A SOUND?”
Enter the virtual viewing room for “Do They Make A Sound?” an immersive installation and solo exhibition by artist Jessica Lichtenstein presented by The Untitled Space for SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2020. The Special Project was on view from March 3rd – 9th at 625 Madison Avenue in New York City. Known as being one of the worlds most innovative art fairs, this year’s edition revolved around the theme “In Excess.”
For SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2020, Lichtenstein’s immersive installation pondered the question, “If a tree falls in the forest, do they make a sound?” The exhibition presented a forest scene, with trees falling and leaves, in the form of tiny female figures, scattering. The viewer was able to become fully engaged in her conceptual landscape which featured snippets of news carved into the trees like love notes. The floor became a reflection of the scene with paper leaves in the shape of girls echoing statements as well as the voices, the “sounds” of these women. To create her environment the artist built the landscape with layers upon layers of images, a literal bombardment of colors and characters. The viewer was able to explore and discover unique details throughout the scene that played with notions of perception, including hidden moments and words that with closer view reveal themselves.
“REBELLIOUS BLACK GIRL”
Nichole Washington’s debut solo show, “Rebellious Black Girl” is also currently on view virtually on The Untitled Space’s website. The exhibition was presented at the gallery in celebration of Black History Month from February 18th and through February 28th.
Nichole Washington is a visual artist who is becoming known for her mixed media artworks exploring feminine strength, spirituality and identity. In 2016 she graduated from School of Visual Arts where she earned a masters degree in digital photography. Since earning her degree her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions across the United States including the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. In 2017 she was one of ten recipients of the Enfoco Photography Fellowship. Washington’s work is featured in the inaugural issue of “MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora” and has been featured in several benefit auctions including The Heliotrope Foundation, Groundswell and Art4Equality. Her work has been exhibited in a number of group shows at The Untitled Space including BODY BEAUTIFUL, IRL: Investigating Reality, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, and SHE INSPIRES.
In her latest exhibition, Nichole Washington pushes the boundaries of her identity by creating portraits that are bold, non-conforming and liberated. She uses manipulated photographs and bold paint strokes to figuratively and literally break out of “the box” of normative behavior. Through this process she creates super heroine characters that exist in an imagined space meant for healing and transformation.
EXPERIENCE THE UNTITLED SPACE’S ONLINE PUBLICATIONS:
View and share The Untitled Space exhibition publications through their platform on Issuu, including exhibition catalogues for Indira Cesarine “THE LABYRINTH”, Jessica Lichtenstein “…DO THEY MAKE A SOUND”, Nichole Washington “REBELLIOUS BLACK GIRL”, group show “BODY BEAUTIFUL,” Grace Graupe-Pillard and Robin Tewes duo show “EXPOSED”, among many others. Many of these are also available for purchase in print. Contact gallery for more info.