10th Anniversary Fundraiser

Tickets | Event Information | Guest Speakers | Art for Auction

December 2, 2017
Early Bird Tickets: $60

Join us to celebrate an amazing 10 years of Open Source–and raise money to support our next 20 years!

Over the past 10 years, Open Source has connected our community to artists from all over the world, shared stories, encouraged children’s creativity and spread love through public art. Whether we’ve discussed art with you over coffee during a Sunday morning cHURCH or over a drink at an opening reception, we have enjoyed sharing our work with you.

Each year, our annual fundraiser has a larger impact on programming than the last. Help us celebrate 10 years and support our future programming!

Our 10th Anniversary Celebration will include food, drinks, raffles and a silent auction. Guest speakers will include Emily Nussbaum (The New Yorker) and Elizabeth Grady (A Blade of Grass)!

Generous donations by local and international artists will be available during the silent auction. View the art for auction here!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Warsteiner, Associated Market, Big Nose Full Body and Empanada Loca. All proceeds support free and low-cost public programming at Open Source.

This year the gallery saw amazing exhibitions by Francesco Simeti, Liinu Gronlund, Andrew Snyder, Sana Obaid, Kimberly Mayhorn, The Fire Theory and other NYC-based artists during Reimagining Tradition. Our children’s programming received a new name–Koko NYC–a new look and greatly expanded our offerings throughout New York City! We heard powerful stories during How to Build a Fire and learned a lot during the cHURCH. Now, we need your help to keep our programming incredible for years to come!

Early bird tickets ($60) will be available until November 25!

Can’t make it to the fundraiser? Donate $25 or more here to be entered in a raffle to win a piece of art selected by the gallery!

Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend

Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend | Press Release

October 26-November 25, 2017
Opening Reception: October 26, 6-9pm
We will be closed for gallery hours November 23-25. If you would like to see the exhibit that week, please make an appointment: contact@opensourcegallery.

Kimberly Mayhorn, Release, 2016, film still

Kimberly Mayhorn presents Transcend, a solo exhibition featuring video work at Open Source Gallery.

“Everything in Life is Vibration” – Albert Einstein

Humans are made of energy that is emitted everyday, affecting not only ourselves, but those around us. Mayhorn views energy that settles on the body over time as data. Whether interpersonal, political, historical, or cultural, this data creates invisible scars. Mayhorn views the body as a delicate organ that has the capacity to store energy frequencies of everyday experiences, systemic racism, inequality, generational trauma and is interested in how individuals recalibrate themselves.

Within the narratives presented in Transcend, Mayhorn explores how individuals heal, discharge negative data and carve out a space for themselves amid the noise. By conducting intimate interviews in her two-channel video, Release (2016), Mayhorn explores these ideas with five women as they share their own personal techniques of releasing and what that means to them. By scrutinizing preconceived notions about the concept of a “strong black woman,” Mayhorn does not explore how women carry burdens or any expectations of them, but how they carve out private spaces for themselves. In Chiquita (2017), a single channel video, Mayhorn’s subject explores ideas about self-care and self-preservation under the weight of personal and societal demands.

Kimberly Mayhorn is an Emmy-nominated video editor and self-taught multi-disciplinary artist utilizing installation, sculpture, theater, dance, sound, and video. Mayhorn is a Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Fellow and has exhibited at museums and galleries including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Rush Arts, Five Myles, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, and The University Museum at Texas Southern University in Houston among others. She has participated in residencies at Yaddo, Socrates Sculpture Park, Atlantic Center for the Arts, HERE, University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and Sculpture Space.

This exhibition is kindly supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.


Soup Kitchen

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Kids program


Our partnership with Fuseworks means they will have a presence at some events with a range of their wares available for purchase.