The Untitled Space is pleased to present the “INNOVATE” exhibit, a group show on view at the gallery from September 12th - October 9th, and online through November 2nd, 2021. Curated by Indira Cesarine, the exhibition will feature artworks by more than 40 international contemporary artists investigating innovative mediums, narratives, and practices. In the midst of a challenging time as we grapple with the effects of a global pandemic, The “INNOVATE” exhibit explores in depth themes of pioneering creativity with artists defying the odds to explore new frontiers with their work. The exhibition features a wide array of mediums, many presented in new and alternative ways, including painting, sculpture, photography, collage, fiber art, wearable art, performance art, digital art, audio art, and art using Augmented Reality.
The “INNOVATE” exhibit serves as a celebration of pioneering creativity, bringing together artists that continue to progress and evolve with artworks that forge into the future. The exhibition presents a number of notable NFT artists who have pushed boundaries with their digital art, including Andreas Wannerstedt from Sweden, Alexy Préfontaine aka aeforia from Montreal, Canada, and Yuge Zhou from China. London-based Greek painter Martha Zmpounou explores the line between abstraction and representation, while Italian artist and photographer Giulia Grillo, aka Petite Doll, reinvents herself into non-human forms in an effort to investigate beauty and the grotesque. Ukrainian photography duo Synchrodogs explore the interdependence of humans and nature and the digital world, while Haitian-American artist Watson Mere creates work pixel by pixel using Microsoft Paint that attacks themes of identity and racism. Brooklyn-based performance artist Asia Stewart embodies abstract sociological theories and transforms the language specific to studies of race, gender, sexuality, and diaspora into materials that can be felt and worn on the body, while interactive digital sculpture artist Jonathan Rosen uses language as a tool to ”create, question, imagine, empower, divide and destroy” with his latest work FUTURE from his Dream Machines series, created for the INNOVATE exhibition. Biofuturist designer Asher Levine navigates new technologies with his creations that explore CGI along with Augmented Reality, progressing beyond fashion into the realm of wearable art, while Texas-based fiber artist Cassie Arnold explores the unspoken and taboo topics connected to life as a woman encouraging an open and unashamed dialogue.
Exhibiting Artists: Alexy Préfontaine (aeforia), Alisa McRonald, Andreas Wannerstedt, Angela Santana, Arielle Tesoriero, Asher Levine, Ashley Chew, Ashley Zelinskie, Asia Stewart, Cassie Arnold, Cath Orain, Chukes, Claire Luxton, Dance Doyle, Elena Chestnykh, Fahren Feingold, Greta Brat, Giulia Grillo AKA Petite Doll, Indira Cesarine, Isabel Beckenstein AKA The Love Whip, Jacob Hicks, Joanna Grochowska, Jonathan Rosen, Julia Curran, Junyi Liu, Kelly Shami, Kirra Cheers, Laura Kimmel, Leah Schrager, Lindsay Parker, Luigi Honorat, Marlies Plank, Martha Zmpounou, Molly Dario, Roberto Grosso, Shamona Stokes, Synchrodogs, Victoria Selbach, Watson Mere, Yuge Zhou, and Zeynep Solakoglu.