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Online Viewing Room:

Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness

Exhibit on View In Person
September 26 – November 3, 2020
Online on Artsy
September 26 – December 18, 2020

The Untitled Space is pleased to present a group exhibition and public art series “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” presented in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality. The two-part exhibition features an empowering public art series of 10 billboards each by different artists launching on September 21, 2020 in a variety of locations throughout New York City, to coincide with a gallery exhibition opening on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at The Untitled Space featuring the work of over 50 contemporary artists. Revolving around the theme of “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” the public art series and group exhibition is curated by Indira Cesarine, founder of The Untitled Space and Art4Equality. The gallery will feature the unique artworks displayed on the billboards (presented by SaveArtSpace) along with an exhibition of many additional works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, video, and sculpture inspired by the words “Equality,” “Life,” “Liberty,” and “The Pursuit of Happiness,” which will be on view at the gallery through November 3rd, and on Artsy through December 18, 2020. The Untitled Space is honored to collaborate with non-profit SaveArtSpace and support the programming of Art4Equality, an initiative that supports the creation of empowering equality themed exhibitions and public art.

Fahren Feingold + Indira Cesarine, “We The People” 2020 – Mixed Media, Neon Glass Mounted to Watercolor on Paper on Wood Panel with electrical transformer – Dimensions 29.5″ x 22.25″ x 5″ – Unique

Curatorial Statement:

“We live in an unprecedented time, our liberties robbed by a global pandemic, which laid painfully bare the inequities that have plagued the most vulnerable in our society for far too long. Political polarization in the United States is reaching critical mass with a divisive political system at war. Realities of social inequality and racial injustice are challenging our ability to have confidence in a promising future. With the 2020 elections approaching, I felt that it was a crucial time to create an opportunity for artists to respond, with the artwork presented in a public platform where it can reach an audience of millions of people every day and promote an inclusive dialogue. The billboard transformed into an art display is an innovative, and ultimately accessible way to present contemporary art, transforming spaces normally dedicated to advertising into public art that has power and impact.

We received such an overwhelming response to the exhibit opportunity, which was presented via an open call, that I expanded the project to include a gallery group exhibition featuring over 50 artists who created artworks inspired by the theme – most of which were created during quarantine. The public art series and exhibition “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness” seeks to empower, enlighten, and shed a ray of hope in a city that has been under a dark cloud, in a country that is in tatters not only by an invisible virus, but also by political and civil unrest. As we navigate through this difficult time, “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness” celebrates art as activism, giving voices to a diverse array of contemporary artists from all backgrounds, ages, and genders. I’m honored to guest curate the public art series for SaveArtSpace and hope viewers will be inspired and motivated by the public art billboards and exhibition artwork.”

– Curator Indira Cesarine

Jodie Herrera “Honor Those (Stay Safe)” 2020 – Print, Archival Ink on Fine Art Paper Mounted and Framed with Hand Embellishes, Framed – Dimensions 16″ x 25” – Unique. Print, Archical Ink on Fine Art Paper, signed and numbered on verso – Dimensions 15″ x 10” – Edition of 15. Request More Info

Jodie Herrera uses symbolism from their culture and personal interests to visually narrate the painting and accompanies each piece with a write up that explains it in detail. She strives to celebrate the beauty and resilience of these women and hopes that they can provide inspiration for others.

Herrera’s ultimate goal is to connect and uplift women, while providing a platform for important issues around intersectional feminism and social justice. She specifically works with refugee and immigrant women to create paintings that illustrate their personal journeys. Herrera was awarded “Best Visual Artist of 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Albuquerque The Magazine, and her art has been featured in such settings as Art Archives of America in the Smithsonian Washington DC.

Panteha Abereshi “I Do Not Know What Safety Is” 2020 – Photography, Archival Ink Print on Metallic Paper, Framed featuring VHS stills – Dimensions 12″ x 18” unframed, 13″ x 19″ framed – Edition of 10

Panteha Abareshi was born in Montreal, Quebec. She integrates public engagement and interaction into her practice, holding great value in making the experience and discussion of contemporary art highly accessible- physically, emotionally and intellectually. As of August 2020, two of her pieces have been acquired by the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, in NYC. 

Ashley Chew “Just Checking In” 2019 – Painting, Acrylic on Canvas – Dimensions 24″ x 36″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Ashley Chew is a painter, model, activist & writer based in New York, NY. With a background in fine arts and career in fashion, she connects with clients on and off the runway.

Chew has been featured in Italian Vogue, American Vogue and many others. Milk.xyz has previously named Chew “Artist of The Week”. In 2016, PATTERN Magazine listed her one of “The 26 To Watch Under 26”, and My Domaine listed her as one of “10 Uplifting Artists To Follow on Instagram.”

Install View of the exhibition at The Untitled Space, on view through November 3rd 2020.

Kim McCarty “June 2020” 2020 – Painting, Watercolor on paper, Framed – Dimensions 24” x 34” – Unique

Kim McCarty is a graduate of UCLA (MFA) and the Art Center College Design Pasadena (BFA). McCarty is known for her ethereal watercolors. Her work is included in the Museum of Modern Art, Honolulu Academy of Art and the Hammer Museum.

Donna Bassin

"My Own Witness.Shontel.11" 2018 - Photography, archival pigment print, 12" x 18" Edition of 12

Donna Bassin

"My Own Witness.Chad-James.9" 2018 - Photography, archival pigment print, 12" x 18" Edition of 12

Donna Bassin

"My Own Witness.Sufiyyah.13" 2017 - Photography, archival pigment print, 12" x 18" Edition of 12

Donna Bassin is a photographer, film-maker, author, and practicing psychoanalyst. She feels the urgency for artistic recognition of the ruptures in our society and attempts towards repair.

Anne Barlinckhoff “This Is Love” 2020 – Photography, Archival Ink on Metallic Paper, Framed – Dimensions 16.5″ x 20.5” – Edition of 10

Anne Barlinckhoff is an artist whose work is a study of the human body and our relationships. With her remarkable eye for detail and evoking emotions for trust, close to the skin of her subjects are an exploration of the sculptural bodies turned into shapes and stories, forms and contours that transform the ordinary into a new kind of intimacy.

Meg Lionel Murphy “Our Land” 2020, Painting, Gouache on Arches Paper, Framed – Dimensions 26.5″ x 50.5″ – Unique.

Meg Lionel Murphy “Good Mourning” 2020, Painting, Gouache on Arches Paper, Framed – Dimensions 24″ x 24″ – Unique. Request More Info

Artist Meg Lionel Murphy’s paintings are informed by debilitating PTSD from severe domestic violence. She works out of a little blue shack in a junkyard on her family’s property in Wisconsin, where she paints detailed, vivid works on paper and panel depicting heartbroken giants that magically grow larger, stronger, and scarier than the world around them.

Public Art Billboard by Fahren Feingold + Indira Cesarine – W 46th St & 12th Ave, Manhattan – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Sarupa Sidaarth “Palimpsest” 2017 – Painting, Mixed Media, Acrylic, crystals on canvas – Dimensions 36″ x 72″ x 2.5″ – Unique.

“I am inspired by ornament, an ancient visual language used in various cultures for centuries. Through the artistic process, I create an imaginative response to conflict by transforming images that reference social and environmental issues into moments of transcendence on the canvas. In pursuit of a language that is less borrowed, I experiment with techniques of painting on compositions that hover between abstraction and representation. Through mark-making and the power of ornament my work expresses a need for change and explores the possibility of the new.”

– Sarupa Sidaarth

Travis Rueckert “LOVE WINS” 2018 – Painting, Oils on canvas – Dimensions 25″ x 49″ – Unique.

Travis Rueckert studied fine art at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois in which he graduated from in 2007. He grew up with an art teacher for a mother and took to practicing his craft at an early age.

Rachel van der Nacht, “WE ALL LOVE LOVE” 2018 – Painting, Acrylic, posca, and ink on canvas – Dimensions 35″ x 35″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Rachel van der Nacht explores contrast and harmonious discord, cognitive dissonance —think of it as happiness and sadness, humor and solemnity— this constant opposition is why her artwork offers a different angle on life, one that acknowledges both good and bad and twists them into a singular new sentiment ALTOGETHER.

They’re a means of visual storytelling and depict the emotions, cultural challenges, and relationship journeys of people.

Q’shaundra James “Black Saints (Trayvon, Breonna, and Ahmaud)” 2020, Digital Painting, Archival Ink on Canvas – Dimensions 16″ x 20″ – Limited Edition of 10

Q’shaundra James was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and studied fine art and English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work explores how the effects of microaggressions afflict African Americans—what an assault to racial identity and self-esteem looks like, but also the unknown reactions of self aware black portraits forced on display.

Alison Stinley “Artemis IV” 2019 – Sculpture, PLA, Gold Leaf, Glass Beads – Dimensions 22″ x 15″ x 6″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Alison Stinely was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has also received many awards and honors and is a two time winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

Osaze Stigler “Revolutionized Isolation” 2020 – Digital Painting, Archival Digital Print on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Stretchers – Dimensions 24″ x 36″ – Edition of 5

Osaze Stigler is a self-taught, mixed media artist from Atlanta, GA. His work encompasses layers of religious iconography and cultural trends between the African continent and the diaspora (traditional and current). He represents black people in ways that they can feel like comfort, beauty, abundance, and equity are accessible to us. His work was recently profiled by Beyoncé on her website.

Alexandra Rubenstein

"Complex Energy 1" 2020 - Drawing, graphite on paper - Dimensions 9" x 12" unframed, 11" x 14" framed - Unique

Alexandra Rubenstein

"Complex Energy 1" 2020 - Drawing, graphite on paper - Dimensions 9" x 12" unframed, 11" x 14" framed - Unique

Alexandra Rubinstein is a Brooklyn-based conceptual artist whose practice focuses on how culture, gender, and sexuality affect power. Reconstructing familiar and taboo images to create a new narrative, she challenges old social systems and prejudices. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Paper Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, GQ, and many others.

Tslil Tsemet “Children of the Sun” 2019 – Painting, Oil on canvas – Dimensions 52″ x 60″ framed, 47″ x 62″ unframed – Unique

Tslil Tsemet was born in 1988 in Nahariya, a small town in Israel located next to the Lebanon border, defined as a War zone territory. She is highly influenced and inspired by different cultures mixed with religious fusion, and her artwork is a constant attempt to break global barriers and social structures.

Public Art Billboard by Meg Lionel Murphy – Myrtle Ave & Cornelia St, Queens – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Valerie Carmet “America: Let’s Play Over The Rainbow” 2018 – Mixed Media Sculpture, Wood, Plexi, Pez toys – Dimensions 37″ x 23.5″ x 4″ – Unique

Valerie Carmet has been currently working on new series with different mediums and styles. Those series allow her to discuss controversial issues and express her voice through art using different materials like toys, objects, mixed media… to address subjects like gun and sexual violence, war, racism, gender equality, sexuality, and many other topics.

“I began this series to reflect on my own childhood and realized the importance ‘play’ had in our lives and the psychological effect it had and continues to have on us as adults.”

 

Jose Baez “Liberty” 2020, Mixed Media, Collage Mounted on Cardstock – Dimensions 16″ x 20″ – Unique. Request More Info

“My creative process is rooted in repurposing and collaging paper into painting, drawing and mural work. I use collage to physically distort and abstract found paper from its original form to create layers of color and texture. My collage-based painting process allows me to transfer images, lift colors, chop up visuals and replicate textures, presenting new perspectives to familiar objects.”

– Jose Baez

Robyn Gibson “Obstruction” 2020 – Painting, Charcoal, gesso, black tea on canvas –  Dimensions 60″ x 70″ – Unique. Also available in Edition of 3 – Dimensions 17″ x 21″ framed

Robyn Gibson is an emerging artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. In 2018 she graduated with an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Gibson claims ownership of her environment (both metaphorically and physically) through the act of taking up space and employing physical gestures. As a black artist focused on self-portraiture and the exploration of her own trauma, Gibson grapples with themes of black identity, the depiction, perception and value of black bodies, and what it means to be authentic.

Lola Jiblazee “Chanel In Seattle” 2020 – Print, Archival Ink Print on Hot Press Cotton Paper – Dimensions 17″ x 22″ framed – Edition of 25.  Request More Info

Lola Jiblazee primarily works with acrylic paint and digital forms to create her art. Influenced in her formative years by strong female role models during Georgia’s Civil War, Lola developed a passion to echo the empowerment of women.

In her latest series “True World Story” by Lola Jiblazee explored hope, love, and courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artwork features a portrait of Chanel, a frontline nurse for COVID-19 based in Seattle, Washington.

Michele Pred, “Equal Pay” 2020 – Mixed Media, Dollar bills, Acrylic, Ink and Chain on wood panel – Dimensions 9″ x 14″ x 2″ – Edition of 3. Edition of 200 printed polyester masks available.

Michele Pred is a Swedish American conceptual artist whose practice includes sculpture, assemblage, and performance. Her work uncovers the cultural and political meaning behind everyday objects, with a concentration on feminist themes such as equal pay, reproductive rights, and personal security. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Berkeley Art Museum, the 21st C Museum, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York.

Public Art Billboard by Travis Rueckert – 11th Ave & W 45th St, Manhattan – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Geoffrey Stein “Dissenting” 2020 – Mixed Media, Collage from J. Ginsburg’s dissent in Hobby Lobby and acrylic on canvas – Dimensions 30″ x 30″ – Unique

Geoffrey Stein Geoffrey Stein is a recovering lawyer, who, after a career as a reinsurance litigator, quit practicing law and has been painting full-time since 2000. He received a Certificate in painting from the New York Studio School in 2004, and a Masters in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2007.

Egypt H “Man In Beret” 2020 – Painting, Acrylic paint on canvas – Dimensions 20″ x 24″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Egypt is an emerging artist and muralist from Los Angeles, California. She is well known for her vibrant colors and powerful images, combining the two and using them as story-telling.

Dessie Jackson “Rainbow Girls” 2018 – Print, Archival Ink on Paper – Dimensions 14″ x 11″ – Edition of 30

Dessie Jackson’s work explores the performance of femininity through painting, drawing, video and collage. Jackson illustrates both the beautiful and grotesque in her augmented portraits, as they often dance through these dualities simultaneously, while wearing lipstick.

Daryl Daniels “Power to the Pick: Portrait of Joan Little” 2019 – Painting, Acrylic and Oil on canvas – Dimensions 24″ x 18″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Daryl Myntia Daniels is a contemporary artist that combines figuration and abstraction through a process of performance, documentation, and mark making techniques. She investigates layers of the figure through painting, while drawing a connection between societal beauty standards and mental health across the African Diaspora. Inspired by patterns in nature and curl patterns of natural hair, Daniels uses various techniques to create her multilayered works, forming a dialogue around Black identity, energy, divinity, and spirituality.

Cabell Molina “Collective Awakening” 2020 – Painting, Mixed Media with Collage on Canvas –  Dimensions 24″ x 24″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Cabell Molina’s work explores and deconstructs the patriarchal ideas tied into mid-20th century fashion and advertising imagery. She attempts to present an optimistic vision of rebellion and social progress. Cabell’s subjects in her work often come from ads in vintage Life magazines in where she re-appropriates images of women and changes the narrative to portray them as the powerful gender.

Public Art Billboard by Sarupa Sidaarth – McGuinness Blvd & Calyer St, Brooklyn – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

D’nae Harrison “SHADED OPPRESSION (Limited Edition)” 2020 – Print, Archival Pigment Print on 260gsm Fine Art Paper, Framed – Dimensions 22.5″ x 22.5″ – Edition of 15.

D’nae Harrison is an Award-winning Interdisciplinary Artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently focused on creating a public art initiative dedicated to improving the quality of life in distressed and impoverished neighborhoods.

Robin Tewes “COLORS” 2020 – Drawing, Ink on Paper – Dimensions 11″ x 14″ framed – Unique.  Request More Info

Robin Tewes “Abstract Art #1” 2016 – Painting, Oil on Birch – Dimensions 26″ x 24″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Celebrated artist Robin Tewes was born in Queens New York in 1950, she received her MST from Pace University in 2012. Tewes is interested in how much a single narrative moment can tell us about ourselves. She is the recipient of many notable and prestigious awards, and has has been selected for solo exhibitions including The Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art and many others.

Hana Zhang “Pool Image” 2019 – Photography, Archival inkjet print – Dimensions 26″ x 19″ framed, 22″ x 15″ unframed – Edition of 10

Hana Zhang (China) is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer in Brooklyn. Through stories, installation, animation, researches, data-base, video and writing, Hana interweaves multiple perspectives of fictional and documentary narratives. She graduated with an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photography-Bard College, New York in 2020.

Rosemary Meza-DesPlats

"Crisis of Skin" 2018 Watercolor Mounted on Wood, 9.5" x 11.5" - Unique

Rosemary Meza-DesPlats

"Crisis of Skin" Install view

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas currently lives in Farmington, New Mexico. The cornerstone of her artwork is the female experience within a patriarchal society. Through on-site drawing installations and watercolor paintings, Meza-DesPlas evokes intellectual and visceral responses to socio-cultural burdens endured by women; these burdens and their subsequent impact on contemporary culture are interpreted through a global lens.

Public Art Billboard by Panteha Abareshi – Park Ave & Emerson Pl, Brooklyn – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Dan Alvarado “Untitled (Black Trans Lives Matter)” 2020 – Drawing, Micron Pen on Paper – Dimensions 26″ x 20″ framed – Unique.  Request More Info

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Dan Alvarado is an artist who works with drawing, screen printing and painting as his primary mediums of choice. Initially focusing on social and political commentary in his earlier years, Dan’s works recently evolved into more illustrative and emotional content. Witnessing the current political environment, Dan has shifted his work back to social commentary in current America.

Buket Savci “Brooklyn Happening” 2019 – Painting, Oil on canvas – Dimensions 28″ x 46″ – Unique

Buket Savci was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Previously a landscape architect she started studying painting in Istanbul. Having a thirst for more freedom and a new start she immigrated to NYC in 2006. She received her BFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2010 and MFA from New York Academy of Art in 2012.

Jared Freschman “The Honeymoon Suite” 2020 –  Painting, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Bristol Board – Dimensions 12″ x 15″ framed, 10″ x 12″ unframed – Unique.  Request More Info

Jared Freschman is a Brooklyn based artist originally born in Delaware. Growing up in a religious Jewish family, Freschman struggled with expressing himself as a queer individual as he had to constantly grapple with his community’s traditional values.

Coco Dolle “GRRRLS #2” 2020 – Print, Archival Inkjet Digital Collage – Dimensions 19.5″ x 13.5″ framed – Edition of 3

Coco Dolle “WONDER WOMAN” 2010 – Painting, Oil on canvas – Dimensions 7″ x 5″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Coco Dolle is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and curator whose work explores themes of identity, essentialism and animism. Alternating between historical revisionism and symbology, she works across drawing, painting, photography, digital collage, installation and performance art to articulate her hybrid vision of feminist utopias.

Public Art Billboard by Donna Bassin – McGuinness Blvd & Calyer St, Brooklyn – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Paolo Morales “Skylar Reaching for Elijah” 2014 – Photography, Archival Ink Print on Metallic Paper, Framed – Dimensions 12″ x 15″ – Edition of 3

Paolo Morales is a photographer born and raised in New York City. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia. He received an MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design.

Devinity Wray “Devious Patriot” 2019 – Print, Archival Ink on Paper – Dimensions 17″ x 21″ framed – Edition of 3.  Request More Info

Devynity Wray is a visual artist and writer from Queens, NY whose work makes the trajectory of the African diasporic heritage, experience and legacy prominent. Ever inquisitive about history and how human ecosystems interact with one another, Wray’s work is an excavation of Blackness steeped in the wealth of knowledge the artist has acquired from her love of African literature and Hip-Hop music.

David Siever “American Infidelities” 2018 – Sculpture, Ceramics, wood, mixed media –  Dimensions 9″ x 14.5″ x 11″ – Unique

David Siever is a Brooklyn-based artist with an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017), where he was the recipient of the prestigious New Artist Society Merit Scholarship and was the Shapiro Foundation Fellow in Ceramics.

Diana Zipeto “Liberty III (Nothing is Inevitable)” 2018 – Painting, Acrylic on canvas – Dimensions 40″ x 30″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Diana Zipeto’s folded paper paintings explore issues of gender, patriarchy, and democracy, specifically the ways in which people’s lived experiences of oppression and fragmentation is kept hidden and unrecognized in society. She studied illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she was drawn to the ability of painting to not only express ideas and emotions, but to provide space to think through cultural and political issues. 

Public Art Billboard by Kim McCarty – Flushing Ave & Spencer St, Brooklyn – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Fahren Feingold “DON’T ASK ME TO SMILE” 2020 – Painting, Watercolor on Paper, framed – Dimensions 21″ x 17″ framed, 15″ x 11″ unframed – Unique.  Request More Info

Watercolor artist Fahren Feingold imparts an ethereal quality to her unique works depicting the female form. Her watercolors featuring bold feminine figures reference imagery from early 20th century French photography, vintage American magazines from the 70s and 80s, and today’s Internet girls.

Feingold’s watercolors have steadily gained recognition from collectors and critics alike for their sensitive, dreamlike colors, graceful brush stroke, and rendition of the female form. Through her creative depictions, Feingold gives new voices to women of the past and present while exploring larger notions of female constructs in contemporary society.

Fahren Feingold “ONE LOVE” 2020 – Painting, Watercolor Mounted to Wood Panel – Dimensions 22″ x 30″ – Unique. 

Lynn Bianchi “Chalice” 2004 – Photography, Silver Gelatin Print Toned with Gold, Framed – Dimensions 21.75″ x 17.75″ – Unique. Request More Info

Lynn Bianchi is a fine art photographer and multimedia artist who has shown her work in over thirty solo exhibitions and in museums worldwide. By capturing the natural world Bianchi illustrates our human emotions and motivations. Bianchi’s art has been featured in over forty publications, including The Huffington Post and Vogue Italia as well as in museum collections including Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; Brooklyn Museum in New York and Biblioteque Nationale de France in Paris,

Alysia Davis “Lots of Love” 2020 – Print, Digital vector drawing printed on satin fabric –  Dimensions 20.75″ x 28.5″ framed – Unique

Alysia Davis utilizes objects as a metaphor in her current body of work — primarily focusing on digitally printed vector drawings, as well as soft-sculptural forms. Inspired by Pop and the City, her subject matter often focuses on the body, high frequency colors, and memories including dreams.

Linda Friedman Schmidt “Dreamed I Was a Nurse” 2020 – Textile Art, Discarded clothing, tagging needles – Dimensions 34″ x 24″ – Unique. Request More Info

Linda Friedman Schmidt is a self-taught artist known for her emotional narrative portraits created from discarded clothing. She was born stateless in a German displaced persons camp, the first child of Holocaust survivors who discouraged her interest in art. In artwork filtered through a postwar immigrant childhood, she fuses a traumatic personal history with present day social, cultural, political, and feminist issues.

Karen Bystedt “KINGS” 2016 – Mixed Media Digital Collage with Original Photography Karen Bystedt and Brad Branson –  Dimensions 20″ x 24″ – Edition of 25, 2 Available.

Karen Bystedt is an internationally acclaimed, highly prolific photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Los Angeles. She continues to expand her mixed media approach, fusing photography and street art in her work as an individual, whilst forging and supporting artistic communities across the world, discovering and providing platforms for emerging talent, celebrating innovation, eclecticism, and above all – the expression of the self.

Rebecca Bird “Rosy Asterism” 2019 – Painting, Acrylic on canvas – Dimensions 30″ x 30″ – Unique.  Request More Info

Rebecca Bird works in painting, printmaking, animation and creates large scale painted installations. She often uses archival photography as source material in order to explore intersections of personal and collective memory. The detail and specificity of her work encapsulate actual and temporal lived experience, the real and perceptible, as a container for subjectivity and interior states.

Public Art Billboard by Ashley Chew – Flushing Ave & Waverly Ave, Brooklyn – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Leah Schrager “My Body Is a Battlefield” 2016 – Mixed Media Photography, Dye Sublimation on Aluminum, Glossy Finish –  Dimensions 12″ x 18″ x 1″ – Edition of 5

Leah Schrager is a digital artist and online performer. She is the model, photographer, artist, and marketer in/of her images. Her visual works apply a painterly aesthetic to bodily forms and often draw their material from her conceptual online practice. Schrager’s artwork is situated in a contemporary hotbed of female (in)appropriateness, arousal, celebrity, fandom, and commercialism that seeks to explore female biography and labor in today’s global society.

Katya Zvereva “Children of the Man” 2020 – Print, Woodcut Print on Fabric, Acrylic, Glue – Dimensions 25″ x 25″ – Edition of 5.  Request More Info

Katya Zvereva was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1990. She received her Master’s Degree of Architecture from the V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute in 2013, and her Masters of Fine Art from New York Academy of Art in 2016.

Her work crosses over into many mediums, from painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, to explorations with object d’art and furniture. In printmaking, she has developed her own unique technique based on monotypes mixed with drawing, which she often prints on multiple layers of fabric or hand-made paper.

Vaughan Larsen “Self Portrait with the Newest Addition to Our Family” 2019 – Photography, Archival Pigment Print –  Dimensions 14″ x 20″ – Edition of 15.

Vaughan Larsen is a Milwaukee-based artist who received a BFA with an emphasis in Photography and Imaging from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2019. Later that year, Larsen earned first place in the Creative Bursary Global LGBTQ+ Stories by Getty Images, first prize in the Unique competition of the Amsterdam Pride Photo Award, and was named an Emerging Fellow of the Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship.

Dolly Faibyshev “Uptown Girl” 2016 – Photography, Archival Ink on Metallic Paper, Framed in White Wood Frame – Dimensions 21″ x 17″ – Edition of 10.  Request More Info

Dolly Faibyshev is an American artist exploring the meaning of the American Dream with a love for color, composition, and the human condition. Born to Russian immigrants, the vicarious fantasy of America became ingrained in her from an early age until she learned to define those experiences in pictures.

Public Art Billboard by Anne Barlinckhoff – Pulaski Bridge 11th St & 53rd Ave, Queens – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Danielle Siegelbaum “Believe” 2020, Print, Archival Ink on paper – Dimensions 25″ x 21″ framed, 16″ x 20″ unframed – Edition of 2.  Request More Info

Danielle Siegelbaum was born and raised in Paris. She has been passionately painting from adolescence to the present. In 2007, she brought her paintings and sculptural works of art to New York City. Working in textiles, paint, sculpture, mixed media and more, she aspires to create visionary works of art.

Annika Connor “For The Heroes” 2020 – Painting, Oil on Linen –  Dimensions 13″ x 13″ – Unique

Annika Connor is a modern-day Renaissance woman. A painter, SAGAFTRA actor, and small business owner, Annika enjoys working with her imagination to engage an audience. Connor’s paintings often explore female identity and sexuality. She frequently exhibits in New York City at The Untitled Space where she presents paintings that can vary in subject matter ranging from the confrontational and political to the sublime and seductive.

Faustine Badrichani “The Pursuit of Happiness” 2020 – Painting, Acrylic Paint on Paper – Dimensions 41″ x 31″ framed – Unique.  Request More Info

Born and raised in France, Faustine Badrichani attended a top business school in Paris, and embraced a career in finance in London and then New York. In 2012, she took a leap and settled as a full-time artist in New-York.

Ann Lewis “All of Us” 2020 – Mixed Media, Ink and acrylic on cardboard –  Dimensions 12″ x 20″ – Edition of 5

Ann Lewis is a multidisciplinary activist artist using painting, installation, and participatory performance to explore themes related to American identity, power structures, and justice. Her work interrogates power imbalances such as mass incarceration, police brutality, and the desecration of women’s and trans rights.

April Fitzpatrick “Behind The Flag” 2020, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Mixed Media on Wood – Dimensions 36″ x 48″ – Unique.  Request More Info

April Fitzpatrick is a visual artist, art therapist, registered mental health counselor intern, and founder and CEO of Pineapples with Purpose. Fitzpatrick’s art practice uses a root cause analysis and cultural lens to develop ideas for hope and transformation taking a critical view of one’s Lebenswelt (life-world) impacted by direct and indirect societal ills of trauma, poverty, and racism.

Public Art Billboard by Jodie Herrera – Hamilton Pl & 12th St, Brooklyn – In collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Exhibiting Artists: Alexandra Rubinstein, Alison Stinley, Alysia Davis, Ann Lewis, Anne Barlinckhoff, Annika Connor, April Fitzpatrick, Ashley Chew, Buket Savci, Cabell Molina, Coco Dolle, D’nae Harrison, Dan Alvarado, Daniel Aros-Aguilar, Danielle Siegelbaum, Daryl Daniels, David Siever, Dessie Jackson, Devynity Wray, Diana Zipeto, Dolly Faibyshev, Donna Bassin, Egypt H., Fahren Feingold, Faustine Badrichani, Geoffrey Stein, Hana Zhang, Indira Cesarine, Jamia Weir, Jared Freschman, Jodie Herrera, Joel Tretin, Jose Baez, Karen Bystedt, Katya Zvereva, Kim McCarty, Leah Schrager, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Lola Jiblazee, Lynn Bianchi, Meg Lionel Murphy, Michele Pred, Osaze Stigler, Panteha Abareshi, Paolo Morales, Q’shaundra James, Rachel Van Der Nacht, Rebecca Bird, Robin Tewes, Robyn Gibson, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Sarupa Sidaarth, Travis Rueckert, Tslil Tsemet, Valerie Carmet, and Vaughan Larsen.

Indira Cesarine “In Pursuit of Happiness” 2020 – Mixed Media, Neon Glass Mounted to Medium Format Archival Photograph on Sintra with electrical transformer – Dimensions 30″ x 40” – Unique. 

Indira Cesarine is a Mexican American multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her work as an artist has been featured internationally at many art galleries, museums, and art fairs, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Aside from her work as a visual artist, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Untitled Magazine, founder of The Untitled Space art gallery, as well as founder of Art4Equality, an initiative supporting equality themed art exhibitions and special projects including films and public art by female identifying artists and allies.

Images from the exhibit opening reception at The Untitled Space on September 26th. The exhibtion will be on view at the gallery through November 3rd, 2020. 

ABOUT ART4EQUALITY

 

Art4Equality is an initiative supporting equality themed art exhibitions and special projects including films and public art by female identifying artists and allies. The mission of Art4Equality is to create empowering artwork and exhibitions that can impact social change, raise awareness and inspire our community. Art4Equality additionally facilitates opportunities by providing mentorship to artists, as well as special programming such as panel discussions, performances, and educational art events. Art4Equality empowers by creating a platform for progress. By supporting the work of underrepresented and marginalized artists, Art4Equality demonstrates the value, quality, and diversity of their contributions to the community, encourages an inclusive dialogue, and promotes equality for all.

Exterior view of The Untitled Space.

 

Public Art Billboards Presented in collaboration with SaveArtSpace:

Anne Barlinckhoff – Pulaski Bridge 11th St & 53rd Ave, Queens
Ashley Chew – Flushing Ave & Waverly Ave, Brooklyn
Donna Bassin – McGuinness Blvd & Calyer St, Brooklyn
Fahren Feingold + Indira Cesarine – W 46th St & 12th Ave, Manhattan
Jodie Herrera – Hamilton Pl & 12th St, Brooklyn
Kim McCarty – Flushing Ave & Spencer St, Brooklyn
Meg Lionel Murphy – Myrtle Ave & Cornelia St, Queens
Panteha Abareshi – Park Ave & Emerson Pl, Brooklyn
Sarupa Sidaarth – McGuinness Blvd & Calyer St, Brooklyn
Travis Rueckert – 11th Ave & W 45th St, Manhattan

 

(Billboard images by Alyssa Bryn and Hannah Frankel for The Untitled Space and SaveArtSpace)

Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & 

The Pursuit of Happiness

Exhibition Publication 

Limited edition of 300 copies 

78 pages 

Hardcover $50

 

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