Saturday, May 11th, 7pm
“PURE LAND”, a dance film in 3 parts by Nora Ruzsics, explores our complex relationship with nature, a relationship expressed in the tension between the spiritual and the physical. The title refers to the Buddha-field, or even an approximation to a spiritualized Christian vision of paradise, and a personal relationship to consciousness. During many hours spent in the woods, the dancer, Ms. Ruzsics, burrowed herself between the soil, the roots, and the subterranean fauna of the forest, thus attempting to become one with a world we all struggle to fully comprehend.
Saturday May 4th starting at 6pm, der kom will host a party with dj Scott Thorough and performances by Jeremy Slater, Installation by Raphaela Riepl, videos by Sascha Mallon, Miho Suzuki, Nóra Ruzsics, Michael Lobgesang and Hubert Dobler.
There will also be some great food and beer specials!
559 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
close to 4th Ave F-G-R train and Prospect Ave R train
| An Animated Exploration: Symbolism in The Giver |
Screening/ Reception: Wednesday May 1, 4PM at Open Source Gallery
An exhibition by 8th grade students of I.S. 136 Charles O. Dewey Middle School, Sunset Park in collaboration with artist Erin Dunn and classroom teacher Lindsey Smith. As part of NURTUREart’s Education Program, Literacy Through Art is a curriculum-based program that brings artists into the English Language classroom to enhance curriculum learning and promote student expression.
This year, ESL classes are working with artist Erin Dunn on stop-motion animations that connect to their current literary text “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. Students are exploring the symbolism, mood and themes of the novel using poetry and images in collaborative animations.
Special thanks to: Sarah Hervert Monteleone, Lyndsey Patton, Luis Reino and Open Source Gallery
Monday April 1st – April 7th
Coat Hanger (Jesus Welcomes You), 2005
6 in. x 5 in. x 8 in.
Edition: 10 each (red, yellow and blue)
Fuse Works is a group that exhibits and promotes multiples and editions by artists who approach editioned art as a field of artistic discourse and inquiry itself, rather than a simple a means of mass-marketing. Fuse Works artists explore what distinguishes art works from commodities, the design and value of money, and “status” of art, often passing their subversive objects into the unsuspecting hands of non-art consumers.
Der Kommissar is currently showcasing a variety of multiples and editions from Fuse Works. Items on display include:
Double A Projects’s (Anna Stein/Athena Robles) “Jamaican Bucks,” a local currency created in 2007. Jamaican Bucks were available and redeemable at designated vendors in Jamaica, Queens as part of a community project called Counter Culture Cash.
Patricia Smith’s “Pocket Desire Map,” which lays out an internal geography of personal desires against a drawing in her signature style.
Lotte Lindner and Till Steinbrenner’s “1-1000″ is both a screenprint and an audacious ponzi scheme. The sale price of each print is just $1 greater than that of the previously sold print. The first print was sold for $1, the second for $2 etc. If the entire edition of the print is sold out the artists stand to earn over half a million dollars. The next available print is priced at $43.
Oscar Perez’s “Coat Hanger (Jesus Welcomes You)” consists of a cast resin hand pierced by a large nail that can be attached to the wall so that one can hang two items of clothing. These hangers are available in several colors.
The purchase of James Leonard’s “Warbond Certificate” will help Leonard realize the manufacture of 100,000 custom toy soldiers for an ambitious installation by the artist. The Warbond sports many contemporary security features common to modern legal documents including a holographic foil tape, microprinting and chemically sensitive watermark paper stock.
Marshall Reese and Nora Ligorano’s “F**k Snow Globe” is a conventional snowglobe in every respect, except that it contains a blazing red 3-d expletive. This snow globe is the perfect all occasion gift for someone you truly love.
Also on view are works by Heidi Cody, Rebecca Loyche, George Spencer, Andrew Eyman, Ross Racine, Sarah Vogwill and Edie Nadelhaft. A free catalog of the entire Fuse Works program is also available while supplies last.
Thursday, March 28th, 7-9pm
Bring your friends and join us as we celebrate the end David D’Ostilio’s month-long installation at Open Source.
David’s prints of the Chopping Block’s surface will be for sale, as will the firewood itself–$10/beautiful bundle.
Welcome To Pine Hill won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the Slamdance, Seattle and Atlanta film festivals and Special Jury Prizes at Sarasota and Nashville.
Keith Miller, the Director of Welcome To Pine Hill will have a solo show at the Open Source Gallery this fall.
And here’s what some film critics have said about the film:
New York Times (A.O. Scott) “… motivated throughout by a humane and determined curiosity.. a small film devoted to a very big idea.”
TimeOutNY “..moody and mesmerizing… deeply human…”
The Hollywood Reporter “..uniquely intimate… a breath of fresh air…”
KPCC’s Film Week with Henry Sheehan “You don’t get masterpieces, especially from a first time director, but this movie…if I were to do my ten best of the year, this would be my number one.”
There will be a Q&A Friday MArch 1, Saturday March 2 and Sunday afternoon March 3.
Opening: Wednesday, Jan 23, 7-9pm
Open Source’s January artist-in-residence is Sara Bouchard, a visual artist, songwriter and neighbor whose work often incorporates found materials of natural and/or historical origin.
Using the gallery and its environs as a work space and source of materials, Bouchard has collected 12 discarded Christmas trees and transformed them into a floor cover through the labor-intensive process of trimming, breaking down and de-needling the trees by hand.
With the resulting mulch arranged in a 19th century patchwork quilt pattern, Bouchard’s “Needle Bed” evokes an odd disconnect between the natural and man-made environment and contrasts the domestic comforts associated with textile art with the ruggedness of outdoor manual labor. “Needle Bed” also captures the decomposing trees in a transitional state as their role changes from celebratory, decorative household fixture to recycled garden mulch. These various distinctions will blur, literally, as visitors walk across the unaffixed greenery, erasing the orderly pattern and breaking down the plant material even further.
Bouchard exhibits frequently at Open Source and has presented the song cycles “The News: Monday-Friday” and “Songs of Lewis & Clark” as well as the collaborative project “Urban Plant Research”
(www.urbanplantresearch.org) among other work. Visit www.sarabouchard.com.
OPEN SOURCE is invited to present Nick Kline at UNTITLED, an art fair curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud on Miami Beach, December 5-9, 2012.
UNTITLED is an innovation of the traditional art fair model placing emphasis on the quality of the viewer’s experience and the contextualization of the artworks exhibited. Housed in a customized beachfront pavilion under the artistic direction of New York based curator, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, UNTITLED will present a cohesive collection of international works by contemporary artists selected in conversation and collaboration with 50 galleries participating through invitation. The fair will highlight a mix of established and emerging galleries, representing the most impactful living artists at the forefront of contemporary art.
October 6th and 7th, walk starts at 4pm
at the Bartel-Pritchard Circle entrance to Prospect Park (15th Street and Prospect Park Southwest)
Explore the native forest of Prospect Park with artist Kathleen Vance and herbalist Heidi Langeneckert, with walks at 4pm Saturday Ocotber 6th and Sunday October 7th (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org) in conjunction with Kathleen Vance’s exhibition at Open Source Gallery (exhibition on view October 13- November 9).
Experience the native forest of Prospect Park, the last piece of the eastern deciduous
forest in Brooklyn, while seeing the sites and inspiration for Kathleen Vance’s installation. Learn about the native and invasive plants, medicinal, and other fascinating vegetation
growing around us.
Utopians Dance | Installation Shots | Resume | Press Release May 10 – June 2, 2013 Opening Reception: May 10, 7-9pm Opening hours: Thurs: 11am-2pm, Fri-Sat: 2-6pm Additional “Frieze” opening hours: Sunday: May11th, 2-6pm; Monday: May12th, 11-2pm Open Source is pleased to announce Utopians Dance, an exhibition with Andrea Ray on view from 10 May [...]
MARGRETHE AANESTAD: HEREIN – Installation shots
David D’Ostilio: The Chopping Block
Stefanie Koseff: To The Deep
Michael Poetschko: Zona
Soup Kitchen 2012
Kathleen Vance: From the Woods
Nick Kline: Gilgo Beach
Soap Box Camp and Derby 2012
Patrick Cadenhead: Spring and Renewal
Felipe Mujica: One day this will NOT be yours
Between Mountain – part 2
Karl Spörk, Another Meeting
Leigh Davis: The Burrow (H.H.)
Evan Robarts and James Moore: the cave
Sara Bouchard: The News: Monday-Friday, Parts 1 & 2
Open Source 2011
Open Source Soup Kitchen
Jason Reppert: Parlor Tricks
Felipe Mujica: One Day This Will All Be Yours
Green Idea Pool
James Leonard – 927 Days at Sea
Soap Box Derby 2011
The Mobile-kitchen-table-cart on tour
riepl & co marianas trench discoveries inc
Naoe Suzuki and Dramahound Productions: Mi Tigre, My Lover
Raphaela Riepl: adorable steamed sea urchin
Allison Read Smith: Thugs
Margrethe Aanestad: Herein
Open Source Gallery 2008-2010
Soup Kitchen 2010
Pirmin Hagen: First
ORFI nyc: live gig 2010
Peter Feigenbaum “Trainset Ghetto: Streetsmart”