Les Femmes

LES FEMMES
August 21 - September 6, 2021
71 Hill Street in Southampton, New York

Tethys Art is pleased to present Les Femmes, a group show curated by Indira Cesarine, opening on August 21st and on view through September 6th at 71 Hill Street in Southampton, New York. The 3rd and closing Summer exhibition presents the vision of several notable female artists including legendary artists Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger, pioneering feminists Robin Tewes and Grace Graupe-Pillard, and social media sensation Leah Schrager, cult of celebrity star Alison Jackson, as well as emerging voices including Fahren Feingold, Alexandra Rubinstein and Loren Erdrich. Les Femmes explores the contemporary narrative of the female gaze, while addressing the representation of women in contemporary culture and art.

Today, the rights and freedom of women across the world are threatened. Through art, societal views are challenged and can be changed.  Art can show a different view, provoke and instigate dialogue on even the most controversial topics. The artists in Les Femmes explore how culture and gender affect power, challenge dated social systems and biases, and explore larger notions of female constructs in contemporary society. They examine stereotypes and the behaviors of consumerism, unmask female (in)appropriateness, arousal, celebrity and commercialism, and give a new voice to women.

Featured artists include Alexandra Rubinstein, Alison Jackson,  Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Dana Schutz, Fahren Feingold, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, Katya Zvereva, Leah Schrager, Loren Erdrich, Michele Pred, Natasha Law, Robin Tewes, Sylvia Maier and Tara Lewis. 

About Tethys Art
Since its inception in 2021 by Nitin Gambhir and Elena Ulansky, Tethys Art’s core value is to make the collecting of art more accessible by navigating the art world for those who are approaching it for the first time to helping established collectors grow their collections, as well as discover emerging artists that stimulate and complement their existing collections. Tethys Art is more than just a physical gallery - it is an international platform to educate and introduce different perspectives.  It aims to curate and exhibit quality art in a way that recontextualizes traditional constructs and generates meaningful dialogue.

About Curator Indira Cesarine
Indira Cesarine has become known for her empowering exhibitions. Since launching The Untitled Space gallery in 2015, Cesarine has curated over 40 exhibitions and has exhibited artwork by more than 450 artists. She has partnered with a number of charitable foundations including The Watermill Center Foundation, ERA Coalition, Women’s Fund For Equality, ARTWALK NY benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, She Should Run, SaveArtSpace, and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation among many others, raising funds for their causes via exhibitions, benefit art auctions, as well as a number of other fundraising initiatives. Her exhibitions have been featured internationally in many publications including American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, CNN, New York Magazine, Dazed and Confused, i-D Magazine, and The Huffington Post among many others. In 2019 Cesarine launched Art4Equality, a non-profit initiative supporting equality-themed art exhibitions and special projects including films and public art. Recent projects of Art4Equality include “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” public art billboard series with SaveArtSpace which was presented along with a gallery group show of over 50 artists at The Untitled Space, September - November 2020. She is also currently acting as a curatorial advisor and director of strategy for Tethys Art, which launched in June 2021 in Southampton, NY.