J'nell Jordan, Levels, Inspired by Nina Simone. Images courtesy of Untitled Space

[NSFW] 60 Contemporary Artists Made Works to Honor Inspiring Women

10% of exhibition proceeds will go to the She Should Run organization, the nonprofit supporting women to run for public office.

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May 5 2017, 3:43pm

J'nell Jordan, Levels, Inspired by Nina Simone. Images courtesy of Untitled Space

In January, the Untitled Space art gallery assembled an anti-Trump group show of female artists to protest the President's sexist and discriminatory rhetoric on the campaign trail. This month, Untitled brings together 60 contemporary artists for an exhibition honoring inspirational women. While the artists themselves span the gender spectrum, all of the artworks in SHE INSPIRES were influenced by a woman or a group of women that has made a positive impact on the world. The show acts as a survey of what inspires today's contemporary art makers, while celebrating the legacies of great female role models in history. The eclectic display of work features everything from watercolor paintings and neon signs to bejeweled album covers and mixed-media textile portraits. Icons like Angela Davis, Frida Khalo, and Joan Didion are commemorated in creative portraits and other referential artworks.

Jacqueline Secor, Diversity of Nature - Medusa, Inspired by Medusa.

10% of exhibition proceeds will go to the She Should Run organization, a non-profit that supports and encourages women to run for public office. The gallery director and curator of the show, Indira Cesarine, writes, "Right now more than ever, it is time for women to take a step forward and focus on leadership in their communities and beyond...As feminism continues to gain traction, we are finally shifting our focus to include the accomplishments of many remarkable women who have influenced our culture. The SHE INSPIRES exhibit honors contemporary and historical women, It celebrates them and tells their stories, which should be rightfully included as not just 'women's history' but our history." Check out more works from the show, below:

Sam Cannon, The Glacier Is The Center Of The Universe, Inspired by Joan Jonas.

Leslie Sheryll, Bora- Pick Your Poison, Inspired by women's suffrage activists.

Lauren Rinaldi, Phenomenal Women, Inspired by Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou.

JASMINE ANOKYE, Starburst, Inspired by Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewaa.

Jennifer Dwyer, Knuckles, Inspired by Serena Williams.

Loretta Lomanto, Fest for the 99%, Inspired by Dorothea Lange.

Learn more about the exhibition on the Untitled Space's website.

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