“UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” Exhibit @ The Untitled Space
UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN
A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine
Benefiting the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
January 17 – February 5, 2017
THE UNTITLED SPACE
45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, curated by artist and gallerist Indira Cesarine, featured the work of 80 female contemporary artists responding to the social and political climate in America in light of the 2016 presidential election. The exhibit took place from January 17- February 5th, 2017, at The Untitled Space opening the week of the presidential inauguration. It was celebrated with several events at the gallery including an opening reception on January 17th, a panel discussion on January 22 which marked the 44 anniversary of landmark case Roe vs Wade, as well as an artist talk on January 26th, and a closing event on February 5th, which was also the launch of a Paddle8 auction of the artwork featured in the exhibit.
The UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN exhibit was presented in partnership with the ERA COALITION, a political organization that is working to support passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and a portion of proceeds will benefit their Fund for Women’s Equality. The Fund for Women’s Equality is a charitable organization, working to raise awareness on gaps in the law that leave women without legal recourse from sex discrimination, and developing educational resources on the need for a constitutional provision to protect and promote equal rights for women. Founded by Jessica Neuwirth, author of “Equal Means Equal”, the ERA Coalition board also includes Gloria Steinem, Teresa Younger and many other prominent women’s rights activists.
“Right now it is important time for women to demonstrate solidarity in face of the threats upon us in regards to women’s rights. The 2016 presidential election has brought to the surface extremes of sexism, racism and discrimination. Many women are deeply disturbed not only by the negative stereotyping and sexist attitudes towards women that have surfaced but also the threats to roll back women’s rights. The “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” exhibit gives female artists a means to express themselves in regards to the social and political climate in America, and empower others with their visual imagery. We are proud to partner with the ERA Coalition and help raise money for their Fund for Women’s Equality. Right now more than ever women need to unify and work together to ensure that our rights, which were fought for with blood and tears for many decades, are not only assured, but continue to progress.” – Artist / Curator Indira Cesarine
Artwork by Indira Cesarine featured in the exhibit included, “Protest” 2017 oil on Canvas, and “fuckoff” 2017 neon light sculpture.
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