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Gruin × Clean Slate Exhibition

GRUIN: CLEAN SLATE EXHIBITION

Exhibition opening Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 5-9pm PST and Saturday, May 8th from noon-5pm PST

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4859 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90029

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As we emerge from the pandemic, Clean Slate, curated by Margot Ross and Emerald Gruin, is an exhibition full of hope and celebration of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean for a rebirth. 

Laura Jones’ work, Gaia, is the centerpiece of the exhibition. “Gaia”, the mother of all life, is the goddess of healing and cleansing removing all past darkness. The Australian Sturt desert pea flower featured in the painting, represents rebirth. After the rain, these flowers blossom and are symbolic of the rebirth of nature. 

Belynda Henry’s works represent her fascination with the Australian landscape. Living and working in a lush valley in New South Wales, Henry experiences its ever-changing sights, sounds, light and textures. She is absorbed by nature’s compositions and colors, meditating on the medium and incorporating those impressions in her imaginative works, which are vibrantly modern and uniquely visceral.

Jonathan Rosen debuts a digital mirror piece from his Dream Machines series. After a year of confinement and sacrifice on the surface of the mirror the word BORN glows radiantly as a thousand phrases flash randomly underneath. When a viewer stands before the mirror and takes a photo a single message is frozen over the viewer’s reflection reminding us what we were all born to be. 

Using the motif of a silhouette, Keelin Montzingo’s figures are taken directly from influencers’, models’ and brands’ Instagram accounts, observing how the female pose exists in an echo chamber where the real mirrors the constructed and the constructed seeks the real. While Montzingo does not criticize self-promotion, she questions whether the female is collectively perpetuating the male gaze or rather reclaiming the body, defining an empowering narrative where the female speaks directly to the female in celebration of the divine.

Dana James’ The Hero evokes a sense of nostalgia and history, where she works the textured wax achieving a distressed, “wear and tear” aspect, referencing antiquated, sentimental belongings.

Camie Lyons is an Australian-based artist working across a variety of mediums – including sculpture, painting and drawing. Her practice is largely inspired by her intuition and experiences as a contemporary dancer, as she explores the free-flowing possibility of lines, form and movement created by the human body. 

Elliott Nimmo’s new series of work began on the cusp of Spring. Each painting explores the crisp light filtering through the trees, early morning mist and the possibilities that each new wave brings to the shore.

Jay Miriam paints magical moments of lingering time demonstrating that, when we are so caught up in a routine, we pass time without thought. In The Sunbathers, three women forget themselves in a forest as rain drizzles and one hides behind a bush.

Laura Kimmel (née Laura Weyl) is a New York-based filmmaker, photographer, and multimedia artist. Her NFT work Non Fungible Woman, uses analog image manipulations to create visceral, poetic visual worlds. Laura’s work explores the labyrinth of femininity through ritualistic, performative art making. She journeys with her muses, often trespassing, in pursuit of magical realms to conjure authentic expressions of self-outside the constraints of social constructs. Her photograph As Above evokes an alternate reality of light and color, a portal to the subliminal.

Leila Jeffreys’ work Revival evokes the feeling after the bushfires, where there is regrowth and new signs of life. The image appears like a tree of leaves, the birds appear to look like the tree is blooming with new leaves.

Although at first glance, Tom Smith’s work appears digital, it is carefully hand-made. Melt is constructed from 2 paintings on paper in opposing hot and cold colors, Smith slices the paintings into tiny strips using a razor. One slice at a time, he alternates the strips and adheres them into one picture. The painting then experiences 400 tons of pressure in a hydraulic press, permanently affixing the slices with vibrating effect revealing and distorting the image. 

While attending a decidedly anti-queer Catholic school in Colombia, for Juan Arango Palacios the jungle became a place of refuge—a safe haven—it was the first place and time in Juan’s life where they felt completely content with who they are. This space, which over time has been transformed into an archetype, acts as a timeless setting for the people that Juan meets and experiences that they would have navigating the path ahead of them. Juan is committed to creating dynamic compositions that represent the blurred memories of an immigrant, the suppressed fantasy of a queer person, and an imagined heaven informed by an icon laden religion.

Rico Ayeni is a self-taught artist from Brooklyn, New York, who makes storytelling imagery that combines color and passion while documenting everyday life around the world. A Head In The Clouds Is A Clear Mind was captured when Ayeni was touring around Africa, looking for moments which highlighted certain characteristics and challenges he observed from his people. 

Paris-based Cyrielle Gulacsy has created CS005 / (Spectral Component) for Clean Slate, the first of a series developed during lockdown. Struck by the beauty of the light during her first trip to California in 2017, Cyrielle studied the solar spectrum and the color temperature variations depending on the sunlight’s interaction with the atmosphere. The paintings are composed like windows opened to the sky that capture the magical and ephemeral instants of daylight. Breaking down the solar spectrum, each piece offers a moment of contemplation and invites the viewer to deeply meditate on the essence of light: its origin, its nature, its beauty. The artist uses pointillism and layers of dots to give form to the principle of “wave-particle duality” in quantum mechanics, a property of the photon, the particle of light.

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The Untitled Space Launches Online Art Boutique – Make An Offer

The Untitled Space is pleased to announce the launch of “Make An Offer” on our online Art Boutique, allowing collectors to name their own price, which is then presented to each artist for consideration. Make an Offer is now available on a wide selection of artworks available via the gallery. Discover and collect paintings, sculptures, photography, printmaking, drawings, and mixed media, as well as limited-edition prints by our artists. We are pleased to offer gallery pick-up as well as delivery to locations in the US and abroad.

Visit us online for more info and to view collections by artists including Fahren Feingold, Sarah Maple, Indira Cesarine, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Rebecca Leveille, Miss Meatface, Tina Maria Elena Bak, Trina Merry, Meg Lionel Murphy, Lynn Bianchi, Robin Tewes, Christina Massey, Meegan Barnes, Ashley Chew, Katie Commodore, Dolly Faibyshev, Robyn Gibson, Logan White, Lauren Edrich, Tom Smith, Anne Barlinckhoff, and Katya Zvereva among many others.

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TINA MARIA ELENA BAKE 

A Solo Exhibition
Presented by The Untitled Space
In Collaboration with Fleur Du Mal
175 Mott Street, NYC
August 11 – December 31, 2020

THE PEEP SHOW

The Untitled Space is pleased to announce the solo show of works by artist Tina Maria Elena Bak presented in collaboration with luxury New York-based ready-to-wear and lingerie brand Fleur du Mal has been extended to December 31, 2020. Tina Maria Elena Bak’s works on paper are currently on display at “The Peep Show,” Fleur du Mal’s gallery space located within their boutique at 175 Mott Street in Soho, Manhattan. “The Peep Show” premiered a number of new works on paper, as well as a large selection of original paintings by the artist that have never been exhibited before. A limited edition t-shirt collection has additionally been created in celebration of the exhibition, with 15% proceeds supporting FREE ARTS.

Tina Maria Elena Bak watercolors premiered in the US at The Untitled Space’s “EDEN” installation and exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show at The UN Plaza in 2019. She has since been featured in several other group shows presented by The Untitled Space including “BODY BEAUTIFUL,” “The Female Gaze on Love, Lust and Longing” at Superfine Art Fair, as well as the Art4Equality benefit group show and auction in 2020. Her paintings have additionally been featured in a number of international publications including Glamour Magazine, The Washington Post, Metal Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among many others.

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Artwork by Artist Tina Maria Elena Bak, Featured in “The Peep Show” presented by Fleur Du Mal and The Untitled Space.

INDIRA CESARINE

Artist In Residence Solo Exhibition
Presented by The Parlor NYC
In Collaboration with The Untitled Space
October 29, 2020 – August 31, 2021

The Parlor NYC
160 Madison Avenue, NYC 10013
(Entrance on 33rd Street)

THE PARLOR NYC

The Parlor NYC is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by artist in residence Indira Cesarine on view by appointment through August 31, 2021. The exhibition, which is presented in collaboration with The Untitled Space gallery, is the inauguration of their resident artist series presented annually at the newly opened 13,000 sq ft luxury wellness space located in the heart of the NoMad Design District at 33rd Street and Madison Avenue.

The Parlor NYC’s artist residency uniquely fuses the luxury wellness community with contemporary art. The exhibition presents a collection of over 70 works in a variety of mediums including photography, printmaking, and mixed media neon artwork created by the artist between 1993-2020. Many early works on paper, including a number of intaglio etchings created in the 1990s are being exhibited for the first time. Known for her empowering feminist themes, Indira Cesarine’s artwork engages a narrative of social discourse and art activism. Cesarine’s artwork has been featured internationally at many galleries, museums, and festivals, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mattatuck Museum, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Paul Mellon Art Center, CICA Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few.

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Indira Cesarine “The Labyrinth” Exhibit artwork, The Untitled Space, New York March – April 2020

LOREN ERDRICH

An Online Solo Exhibition
Presented by The Untitled Space
September 3 – December 3, 2020

The Untitled Space is pleased to present an online solo show of works by artist Loren Erdrich curated by Indira Cesarine. The online exclusive premiered on September 3, 2020 and is on view through December 3, 2020. New York based artist Loren Erdrich explores through mediums of painting, sculpture, and her latest “Isolation” drawings a personal universe which is soft, subtle, and venerable, while equally emphasizing the strength and fluidity of her favored element, water. Her mysteriously romantic portraits of humans, animals, and environments let the imagination flow, as she vividly points out with a favorite quote, “Let the body think of the Spirit as streaming, pouring, rushing, and shining into it from all sides” – Plontius

Loren Erdrich received an MFA from the Burren College of Art at the National University of Ireland, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been awarded residencies at the Jentel Foundation, Burren College of Art, Santa Fe Art Institute, thrice at Art Farm Nebraska, Sculpture Space and the Vermont Studio Center. Notable accomplishments include publication in ARTMAZE Mag’s Autumn Issue 14, and exhibitions with Proto Gomez and Field Projects in New York, Wasserman Projects in Detroit and The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington. Erdrich frequently collaborates with the poet Sierra Nelson, coauthoring the award winning “I Take Back the Sponge Cake” (published by Rose Metal Press) and “Isolation” (forthcoming in 2020). Erdrich lives and works in New York, NY.

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Artwork by Loren Erdrich , The Untitled Space Gallery, New York

Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness

A Group Show & Public Art Series
Presented by The Untitled Space in Collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality

EXHIBITION ON VIEW ONLINE

September 26 – December 18, 2020

The Untitled Space group exhibition and public art series “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” presented in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality is now available to view online through December 18, 2020. The two-part exhibition featured an empowering public art series of 10 billboards each by different artists which launched week of September 21, 2020 in a variety of locations throughout New York City, to coincide with the gallery exhibition which was on view from September 26 – November 3, 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 curated by Indira Cesarine features works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture inspired by the words “Equality,” “Life,” “Liberty,” and “The Pursuit of Happiness”.

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.

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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 2015, 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 committed 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. Website

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The Untitled Space’s Online Exhibitions

The Untitled Space is pleased to present “Lola Jiblazee: True World Story,” an online solo exhibition premiering on Tuesday July 21st. Lola Jiblazee is a New York based artist from Tbilisi, Georgia who primarily works with acrylic paint and digital forms. 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. Lola Jiblazee’s latest series “True World Story” explores hope, love, and courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolated during the lockdown, Lola turned to social media and asked her followers to share their positive quarantine stories. Those stories inspired her latest series, with each painting including the personal story of her subjects.

Jiblazee grew up in the Republic of Georgia in the nineties during their Civil War. She had been under curfew and isolated, went without water and electricity, and was separated from loved ones for months. She struggled to overcome the PTSD that ensued but the experiences also made her stronger. Through her artwork, she attempts to convey how others can find joy in simple things which can help overcome tough times and remind people how beautiful life can be.

In addition, the Untitled Space continues to present “Tom Smith: STRIP” the first in a series of online summer solo exhibitions. In celebration of LGTBQ Pride Month, “Tom Smith: STRIP” premiered his fantasy installations on Tuesday June 30th, 2020

Indira Cesarine Studio and The Untitled Space showcase “The Labyrinth,” an installation and exhibition of works featuring photography, video, painting, and sculpture, as well as a series of performances inspired by the artwork. The exhibition opened with an artist reception on March 12th, 2020 featuring a special performance by renowned modern dancer Katherine Crockett. Due to the pandemic, the exhibition closed on March 13th, and the updated exhibition dates are June 24 – August 28, 2020 by appointment according to CDC guidelines.

There is also select artwork from Sarupa Sidaarth, Anna Sampson, and Chistina Massey on virtual display at The Untitled Space. Be sure to explore their digital galleries and look forward to socially distant viewings in person.

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Tom Smith × The Untitled Space

The Untitled Space is pleased to present “Tom Smith: STRIP” as the first in a series of online summer exhibitions. In celebration of LGTBQ Pride Month, “Tom Smith: STRIP” premieres today, June 30th, and will be on view through September 30th, 2020. In addition to viewing Smith’s fascinating works, your visit helps support LGBTQ+ organizations. In particular, 20% of proceeds from sales of this exhibition will be donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute which organizes and funds programs supporting the black transgender community.

New York-based artist Tom Smith is firmly rooted in a generation of queer artists bridging our digital world with the tradition of painting. Smith spent the past 3 months quarantining in his studio where he created a series of 36 “strip paintings.” These meticulously hand-crafted pieces are made through a process of painting two works on paper in opposing colors. The paintings are then sliced into tiny strips and alternately glued to a panel. The end result? Each painting appears to be in motion or vibrating.

When asked about the suggestive imagery in the paintings, Smith comments, “In 2008 I made 36 fast drawings to unearth subconscious images. I immediately saw an unlimited supply of pictures connected to my sexuality without censorship. At the time I was openly gay but not yet comfortable showing pictures so apparently queer. At the beginning of the lockdown in New York I found the drawings and realized this was the perfect time to finish them as paintings because I had the time as well as privacy. Now that they’re finished I realize these things don’t just represent my own sexual impulses but that others see and interpret differently depending on their own imaginations.”

About Tom Smith:

Based in New York City, Tom Smith received a BFA from MICA, Baltimore, MD in 2006 and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 2008. His work has been exhibited in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Ireland and Taiwan and he has participated as artist in residence at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro as well as the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna, Florida. Smith is also the co-creator of DragOn, a drag and costume ball that has raised over $100,000 for HIV/AIDS related organizations in NYC. His work has been featured in publications around the world such as The New York Times, The Creators Project (VICE), Elle and Marie Claire (Taiwan) and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Detail of “Duct” by Artist Tom Smith, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York
Detail of “Quake” by Artist Tom Smith, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York