Gender can be complicated and deeply personal.
The collaboration between documentary photographer/film maker Anja Matthes and June, a transgender homeless teenager, will be presented in a multi media experience in January at Open Source. The project challenges the understanding of gender, identity and sexuality. The compelling portraits and self-portraits capture June’s quest for self-identity and her longing for independence while dealing with the society’s preconception of transgender identity.
Struggling to survive, June drifts in and out of shelters and is involved in survival sex in exchange for money to pay for food and her general expenses. Her future goal is to save money for her sex-change operations.
Fuse Works, founded in 2007 and then again in 2009, exhibits, promotes, publishes and commissions artist multiples, editioned works, books, digital art, video and audio. In February at Open Source, Fuse Works will present an exhibition of new work by artists who explore the multiple as a medium.
Question for you… do you want somebody to do a workshop in “bronze casting using the luted-crucible method in a wood or gas-fired backyard foundry”???? I have a friend, Piers Watson, who will be visiting the state from France. He did this workshop in Santa Fe, and he’ll be doing it again in Kansas City and the Art Institute there and probably also at a school in Montana. I don’t know what you’d have to charge for this for it to be worth everyone’s while. I can send you an email in which Piers outlines the project and it’s costs and stuff. Any interest? It would be around February, so around the time of our show.
Our success and survival as a species relies heavily on our relationship with the earth. The food and water we consume, the raw materials we use, even the inspiration we draw from its physical presence are vital to our existence. Unfortunately, our technological advancements sometimes affect our planet and wellbeing in negative ways. Whether caused by greed, negligence, or human error, the results of man made disasters can be devastating, often claiming numerous lives and irreparably damaging the environment.
“A Conversation with Consequence,” a series of oil and acrylic paintings by Emanuele Cacciatore, represents a dialog with man made disasters. Using maps and imagery of disaster sites from around the world, the artist recontextualizes these events—bringing them to our attention and reclaiming them as abstract works of art.
The gestural passages and forms in these paintings are constructed and discovered through accidental, intentional, and mechanical manipulation of the imagery and paint. Brushes, stencils, and masks, in conjunction with an array of industrial tools and various painting techniques, are implemented to create the artwork, reflecting concrete and ephemeral reorganization of both form and place.
2012 | Calendar/Sign up | Contact | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | Press | Testimonials The 6th Annual Open Source Soup Kitchen will commence this December 1st at Open Source Gallery. Check out who is cooking (vegetarian or not) or sign up for the few spots we still have available. […]
Miho Suzuki: Our Children Today
We Know Not Exactly Where or How
Soap Box Derby 2013
Keith Miller: Trees
Andrea Ray: Utopians Dance
Margrethe Aanestad: Herein
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
Open Source Gallery 2008-2010
Soup Kitchen 2010
Pirmin Hagen: First