Indira Cesarine "The Parlor NYC" Exhibition Publication, Signed
Indira Cesarine "The Parlor NYC" Exhibition Monograph
Hardcover color exhibit publication with premium satin paper.
Dimensions 12 x 12in, 112 Pages with Glossy Dust Jacket Cover
Limited Edition of 300 Copies, Signed by the Artist
Also available in smaller format Hardcover 8x8in
Limited Edition of 300 Copies, Signed by the Artist
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The Untitled Space is pleased to present the official publication for “The Parlor NYC” Artist In Residence solo exhibition by artist Indira Cesarine opening on October 29, 2020 and on view through August 31, 2021. The exhibition, which is presented in collaboration with The Untitled Space gallery, will be 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.
The Parlor NYC’s inaugural residency displays select works from Cesarine’s “Goddess,” “Papiliones,” “EDEN,” “THE LABYRINTH,” “ONLY YOU,” as well as “Sappho” and “GIRLS” series. Juxtaposed with The Parlor NYC’s interior foliage walls, her “Papiliones” series features macro photographic visuals of a variety of butterfly species Cesarine photographed in Costa Rica. The imagery is manipulated to present “butterfly blots” inspired by the psychological ink blots known as the Rorschach Test. Her “EDEN” photographic series, inspired by the Garden of Eden and the story of Eve, complements The Parlor NYC’s lush garden interiors. Continuing through the space is Cesarine’s “Goddess” series featuring celebrated modern dancer Katherine Crockett’s nude form juxtaposed with macro florals. Throughout The Parlor NYC, the viewer can discover a number of her nude portraits and erotic florals from “THE LABYRINTH” series which emphasize her female gaze on Surrealism with a focus on female identity and desire.
Additional photographic works on view include a selection of archival prints on aluminum from her “ONLY YOU” series, which focus on the eyes as an emotional portal. A number of intaglio etchings from her “Sappho” series created in the early 90s premiere in the residency. Intaglio printmaking has been an important part of Cesarine’s artistic practice since she first started creating. Her etchings are inspired by women’s history often taking as inspiration figures from mythology, philosophy, media, and literature. The “Sappho” series is inspired by Greek poet Sappho, who lived between 630BCE and 570 BCE on the Greek Isle of Lesbos. Considered to be one of the greatest of the early Greek poets, her verses elaborated on erotic themes of love and passion. A selection of more recent etchings from Cesarine’s "GIRLS” series are also featured in the exhibition. The vibrant hued prints celebrate the female form, re-appropriating silhouettes from vintage pin-up images and re-positioning them in natural environments as an act of female empowerment and sex-positive femininity. The overview of works spanning several decades on view at The Parlor NYC is brought together through the venue’s earthy contemporary interior.
Indira Cesarine is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Cesarine discovered her passion for art at a young age and pursued an education from the age of 13 studying abroad in Paris, France, in New York at Parson's School of Design, as well as at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. Cesarine had her first solo show at the age of sixteen at Paul Mellon Arts Center. She began working as a photographer from the age of seventeen, shooting for top modeling agencies Elite, Ford, and IMG Models while she finished her degree. Upon graduation from Columbia University, where she completed a triple major in Art History, French, and Women’s Studies, she continued her career in London where she was awarded photography commissions by Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other international titles while still in her early twenties. Her work as an artist has been featured internationally at many art galleries, museums, and art fairs, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Mattatuck Museum, Albany Institute, CICA Museum, Smack Mellon, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Art Fair, Norwood Arts Club, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few.
In 2014, her first public art sculpture, "The Egg of Light," was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Cesarine’s artwork has been auctioned in a number of celebrated fundraising benefits including Sotheby’s New York “Take Home A Nude”, ARTWALK NY benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, and Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, among many others. Her artwork and exhibitions have been featured internationally in numerous publications including The New York Times, American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Aside from her work as an artist, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Untitled Magazine, founder of Art4Equality, an initiative supporting equality in the arts, as well as founder of The Untitled Space art gallery. Cesarine explores her creative vision as an artist vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and finds strength in examining new ideas in contemporary culture. Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for her artwork, which is influenced by autobiographical content, her Latinx heritage, and women’s history. She currently lives and works in Tribeca, New York.
Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.