INDIRA CESARINE x NEON
Curated by Jenny Mushkin Goldman
Presented by Le Board at 800b 5th Avenue, NYC
February 14 - April 13, 2019
Le Board and The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of “INDIRA CESARINE x NEON,” a solo exhibition of works by artist Indira Cesarine, curated by Jenny Muskin Goldman of Kin + Gold, at Le Board on 5th Avenue. The exhibit, which is presented in collaboration with The Untitled Space, will be the inauguration of their resident artist series of exhibitions presented by Le Board at the luxury living brand’s flagship, located off Central Park South.
The exhibit will present a collection of original neon artworks created by the artist between 2017-2018. 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, Paul Mellon Art Center, CICA Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, Cannes Film Festival and the International Festival Photo Mode to name a few. In 2014, her public art sculpture, “The Egg of Light” was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Her work was auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for the annual “Take Home A Nude” art benefits in 2017 and 2018, and was featured at SPRING/BREAK Art Show as well as SCOPE Basel and SCOPE Miami in 2018. Her work has additionally been featured in numerous international publications, including Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, The Guardian, Flaunt, Hunger and Widewalls.
“I have always been a fan of neon artwork, and when Jenny presented Indira’s work to us, we felt it had an incredible synergy with the mission of Le Board – to inspire and empower women to be alive, happy and free, to dream big and stay driven. We are really looking forward to celebrating the opening on February 14th, and exploring new directions with exhibitions of contemporary art by female artists.” – Sofia Karvela, Creative Director of Le Board
“Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for my multi-sensory series. My work questions the place of humanity in context with contemporary civilization and is often influenced by autobiographical content and women’s history at large. As a multi-disciplinarian artist I often work across several mediums and techniques to convey a rich and diverse narrative. I connect with thematic subject matter that engages a narrative of social discourse and art activism. Through my exhibitions and artwork, I challenge the status quo, as well as tackle stereotypes and double standards. I draw from historical narratives in an effort to create empowering artwork that can have an impact on the viewer, be a catalyst for change or provide insight into history, which may have been overlooked. As an artist I find it is more effective to communicate my ideas through visual and sensory explorations that can uniquely address the world we live in today.
In 2014, I was invited to create a sculpture for the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, which was exhibited at Rockefeller Center alongside artists such as Jeff Koons and Zaha Hadid. I became totally inspired by the process of creating 3-dimensional art, which was a massive leap from my former career as a photographer. Over the past several years I have been studying and exploring techniques in clay and casting, welding in steel, 3D printing, as well as neon glass bending. As my work evolves I have been drawn to conceptual text and figurative works that engage historical narratives and poetic messages of activism. My neon sculptures are often inspired by inspirational women and their quotes, by words that can become tools of empowerment, words that reclaim sexist narratives or challenge the status quo. Although my neon are often inspired by individuals or messages that are very personal to me as an artist, I encourage viewers to translate them in their own way, allowing each work to be a unique multifaceted experience according to it’s audience.”
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