‘UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN’ EXHIBIT AT THE UNTITLED SPACE SIGNALS THE NEW ART RESISTANCE

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UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN
A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality

EXHIBITION ON VIEW
January 17 – February 5, 2017
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm / Weekends 11am – 6pm
Artist Talk – January 22, 6 – 9pm
Hosted by Indira Cesarine & Rose McGowan

*GILF! aka Ann Lewis, Annika Connor, Cinnamon Willis, Daniela Raytchev, Kristen Williams, Jackie Maidenfed, Indira Cesarine, Maggie Dunlap, Rose McGowan and Sophia Wallace will give their perspectives on “art as activism” and the future of women’s rights in America in light of the “Trumpocalypse.”

THE UNTITLED SPACE

45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
NYC 10013

Three days before the presidential inauguration, the next art resistance started at UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN, an exhibit at Untitled Space of 80 female artists responding to the election. On Tuesday night, throngs of people waited in the rain to view artwork that reflected the moods and feelings of women who feel deeply affected by the misogyny and intolerance perpetrated by Donald Trump. From paintings, to sculpture, photography and textiles, many of the featured artist used their visual practice not only to create a critical dialogue regarding the president-elect and his policies but also to defend what they hold dear – America’s diversity, solidarity among women, the environment, and reproductive rights.

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN Exhibit – Artists at Opening Reception, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York (Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris)

Curated by Indira Cesarine, UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN is presented in partnership with the ERA COALITION, a political organization that is working to support passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and 25% of proceeds will benefit their Fund for Women’s Equality. Many of the featured artists attended the opening which presented a rare opportunity for artists, press, and gallery goers to delve deeper into the meanings behind the artwork.

The conversations will continue with an artist talk hosted  by Indira Cesarine and Rose McGowan on Sunday, January 22nd, the 44th anniversary of Roe vs Wade. Ann Lewis (aka Gilf!), Annika Connor, Cinnamon Willis, Daniela Raytchev, Kristen Williams, Jackie Maidenfed, Indira Cesarine, Maggie Dunlap, Rose McGowan and Sophia Wallace will all give their unique perspectives on “art as activism” and the future of women’s rights in America in light of the Trumpocalypse.

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN Exhibit – Curator Indira Cesarine, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York

The full list of artists featured in UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN includes: Allison Hill-Edgar, Alonsa Guevara, Alyson Provax, AM DeBrincat, Andrea Mary Marshall, Anna Rindos, Anna Van Schaap, Anne Arden McDonald, Annika Connor, Anya Rubin, Audrey Lyall, Bia Monteiro, BooLynn Walsh, Camilla Marie Dahl, Cara DeAngelis, Chantal Bruchez-Hall, Christina Massey, Cinnamon Willis, Daniela Raytchev, Danielle Siegelbaum, Desire Rebecca Moheb Zandi,Diana Casanova, Elektra KB, ENID CROW, Erin Lynn Welsh, Fahren Feingold, GILF! (Ann Lewis), Gin Stone, Haile Binns, Hye Ryung Na, Indira Cesarine, Ingrid Wells, Jasmine Williams, Jennifer Dwyer, Joan Bemel Iron Moccasin, Jordie Oetken, Kat Danziger, Kat Toronto, Katrina Majkut, Katya Zvereva, Kelly Witte, Kristen Williams, Laura Murray, Lauren Rinaldi, Leah Oates, Lili White, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Lucia Fainzilber, Lynn Bianchi, Maggie Dunlap, Maidenfed, Mary K Theinert, Meredith Ostrom, Mila Rochenner, Miza Coplin, Natalie White, NatSuko Hattori, Olga Filippova, Parker Day, Pat Badt, Patty Horing, Rebecca Leveille, Renee Dykeman, Rosary Solimanto, Rose McGowan, Rute Ventura, Ruth Rodriguez, Sara Jean-Baptiste, Sarupa Sidaarth, Shawnette George, Sophia Wallace, Stephanie Hanes, Taira Rice, Tania Alvarez, Tatyana Murray, Tiffany Trenda, Tracy Brown, Virginia Wagner, Yasmine Diaz, and Zen Sevastyanova.

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN Exhibit artwork, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York

Work featured in UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN was selected from out of more than 1,800 entries from more than 400 different artists, proving that American females have a lot to express regarding the election. In times of political turmoil, art has always been an important avenue for resistance and provided a space for marginalized voices. Cesarine agrees, saying, “I think in times when we are challenged as a culture, artists become more creative and more productive.” With his misogynistic language and his conservative cabinet picks, Trump has made it clear that he does not respect women and intends to do away with many of our hard-won rights. The UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN exhibition provides a much needed platform for female artists of all backgrounds to demonstrate their thoughts and feelings towards the new president through a wide range of art practices.

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN Exhibit Opening Reception, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York (Photography by Dustin Wayne Harris)

In our new digital age, times have changed and the revolution will surely be televised, tweeted, live streamed, and Instagrammed. The sharable qualities of visual art means that it’s influence as a catalyst for change and resistance will only continue. UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN runs through January 28th but if you can’t make it in person to see the exhibition be sure to check out the show via Instagram and Artsy. Every view of a piece of political art is a step towards more awareness of the issues at hand.

ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE:
The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2014 by 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” as well as special events aligned with our creative vision.

ABOUT THE ERA COALITION AND FUND FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY:
The Fund for Women’s Equality, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, promotes legal and lived equality in the United States by increasing public understanding of the need for comprehensive, fair and equal treatment of women and girls under the law and the need to end sex inequality in all its forms. The ERA Coalition, a 501 (c)(4) political organization, works with Congress and grassroots activists for the passage and ratification of an Equal Rights Amendment. All men and women are created equal and that must be reflected in the Constitution. For more information visit online www.eracoalition.org.

*Please note artworks created for this exhibition do not reflect the ERA Coalition’s opinions. All works are the creations of respective artists, and the ERA Coalition’s does not specifically endorse or accept any responsibility or liability for the content of the artwork featured in the UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN exhibition.

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