A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit She Should Run
May 2nd, 6-9pm
MAY 2 – 26, 2017
May 9th 6-9pm
May 16th 6-9pm
45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
NYC 10013

SHE INSPIRES Exhibit Artwork, artists left to right: Molly Crabapple, Leslie Sheryll, Indira Cesarine

The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present exhibition, SHE INSPIRES, curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, featuring 60 contemporary artists with works honoring inspirational women. In the divisive and challenging era we are currently experiencing filled with political turmoil, protest and uncertainty, it is important to reflect on those that inspire us. The exhibition, “SHE INSPIRES” will present artworks of many mediums, 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. The exhibit will take place from May 2- May 26, 2017, with several events to take place including an opening reception on May 2nd, a special performance by renowned dancer Katherine Crockett in collaboration with artist Laura Weyl on May 9th as well as an artist talk on May 16th.

10% of exhibition proceeds will benefit non-profit She Should Run, a 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.

Artists left to right: Jess de Walhls, Michael Hubbard, Diana Casanova

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 Wlaszyn, Joseph Cavalieri, Julia Vanifatieva, Kat Toronto, Katya Zvereva, Kelsey Bennett, KiSub 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

Artists left to right: Lauren Rinaldi, Farrin Chwalkowski, Ki Sub Lee

We are delighted to announce in celebration of SHE INSPIRES, renowned dancer and performance artist Katherine Crockett will perform 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 will create a live analog oil projection painting for the performance. Vocalist Daisy Press is the principal singer at Brooklyn’s famed House of Yes and has performed at the MoMa as well as many international renowned venues. Costume designer Karen Young will additionally be creating the costumes for the performance.

Join The Untitled Space and She Should Run for an in depth panel discussion with 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, Haile Binns, Jamie Martinez, Leslie Sheryll, Linda Friedman Schmidt and Tara Lewis.

Artists left to right: Anyes Galleani, Cabell Molina, Tara Lewis

“We are honored to support non-profit She Should Run with this exhibit focused on inspirational women. Right now more than ever, it is time for women to take a step forward and focus on leadership in their communities and beyond. The SHE INSPIRES exhibit aims to highlight, through the work of male and female contemporary artists, women throughout history who have made a positive impact. As feminism continues to gain traction, we are finally shifting our focus to include the accomplishments of many remarkable women who have influenced our culture. The SHE INSPIRES exhibit honors contemporary and historical women, It celebrates them and tells their stories, which should be rightfully included as not just “women’s history” but our history.” – Curator Indira Cesarine

Artwork top by ANN LEWIS “Linda”, 2017 mixed media collage (photo courtesy of Cynthia Trinh)