Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name

Some Impossibility Without A Name | Press Release

April 4 – April 26, 2015
Opening Reception: April 4, 7-9 pm

Jasmine Murrell presents “Some Impossibility Without A Name,” an installation for Open Source Gallery.

How can we begin again at the end? Where is the beginning of nothingness? Where is the end of our illusions dressed as mass media and 24-hour TV? How bad did it hurt before — or are we just moving in waves? “Some Impossibility Without A Name” is inspired by the undercurrent that holds us all, the substance older than thought, the elements we are made of and will eventually return to.

Murrell manipulates and transforms iconic materials to create alternate forms, constructing new objects, spaces, and realities that reflect our phenomenal way of life. She reframes historic associations that we may have with materials and objects to revisit the past while re-inventing the present. Murrell’s work reminds us of the events and history behind us, as well as the unknowable future that lies ahead. Humanity is constantly shifting and transforming – creating, remembering, forgetting. While it is easily obscured by the commotion of our daily lives, we are all a part of a much larger narrative than what we can see, connected throughout space and time. “Some Impossibility Without a Name” discovers the indefinable, yet palpable, ways in which trauma manifests and dissolves itself in our memories and histories.

Jasmine Murrell is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. She received her BFA from the Parson School of Design and her MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally over the past decade in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Bronx Museum of the Arts, African-American Museum of Art, Art Basel, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Jasmine’s work has also been published in the New York Times, Amsterdam News, NY1 News, and the Detroit New. She is also a member of the artist collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, which will be exhibiting at the Rotterdam Museum this spring.

Yun-Woo Choi: TBA

May 2 – May 31, 2015
Opening Reception: May 2, 7-9 pm


Yun-Woo Choi is a Brooklyn-based artist who was born in Seoul, Korea. He received a BFA and an MFA in sculpture from Hong-Ik University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. In 2007, Choi was the recipient of the Jung-Ang Fine Art prize and in 2010 he participated in the Anderson Ranch Art Center Residency Program in Aspen. He recently won the Year in Review Sculpture and Installation Award from See Me in 2014. Choi’s works have been featured in the Chungju International Craft Biennial and Busan International Biennal. He has also participated in group shows in Seoul, Los Angeles, and New York.

Whitney Lynn: TBA

June 6 – June 29, 2015
Opening Reception: June 6, 7-9 pm


Whitney Lynn received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has had solo exhibitions in Virgina, California, and Nevada. She has also exhibited in group shows in California, North Carolina, New York, Florida, and Virginia. Lynn has received project funding from RedLine, YBCA, Southern Exposure, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and the Kadist Art Foundation.

Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: TBA

September 3 – September 28, 2015
Opening Reception: September 3, 7-9 pm

Bors & Ritiu, "Patron of the Travellers," 2014

Bors & Ritiu, “Patron of the Travellers,” 2014

I am a man and I believe there is nothing human which is strange to me. – Terence, Heauton Timoroumenos, v. 77

Marius Ritiu and Cristian Bors, that’s you. Marius Ritiu and Cristian Bors, that’s me. Marius Ritiu and Cristian Bors, they are a fiction which became reality. Marius Ritiu and Cristian Bors, that’s the adventure of which all are dreaming, but which has become reality for them. To repeat their name is to guarantee their success and prolong their road towards glory, at least if you adhere to the sacrosanct principles of modern marketing. Marius Ritiu and Cristian Bors, Ritiu and Bors, Bors and Ritiu. They are like a miraculous medicine against the monotony of every day and the anxiety of uncertainty. Public space is their kingdom, as it is also to you. Since February 2010 and the realization of their first joint project, Ritiu and Bors invade their own space. If the titles of their public interventions hint at revolt (Behind the fence, Stressing State.), that of their exhibitions rings the bells of a well established fame and comfort (How to become famous in One Month, This One Goes Out to the Ones We Loved). However, is the paradox of the scenario of the story of their adventure not a trick of their home country. A quizzical eye blink to the restrained budgets of the authorities granting subsidies. The fortuitous encounter in the streets of Antwerp of a bald soprano and a man with an iron mask.
-Simon Delobel

Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu are a Belgium-based artist duo originally from Romania. Both artists received their BFA from the University of Art and Design, Romania. Ritiu also received his MFA from the same university. As a duo, they are interested in national identity, interventions, and appropriation, using their twin personality as a means to create ambiguity. They have exhibited internationally at the Galerie Marion de Canniere (Belgium), Slick Art Fair (Belgium), Trajector Art Fair (Belgium), Cutlog Art Fair (US, France), and the Reframe Festival (Netherlands). In 2011, Bors & Ritiu received the ARTE TV/Cutlog 1st prize for “No Borders Equals Tolerance.”

Savas Boyraz: Invisible Landscapes

October 3 – November 1, 2015
Opening Reception: October 3, 7-9 pm

“Invisible Landscapes” is a set of journeys on the mountainous borderlands between Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. Beginning as a photographic project in a documentary tradition, Savas was attempting, in a symbolic way, to unite the Kurdish identity, which had been torn by the four borders. During the creation of the work, a tragic event happened. As an instinctive reaction to the event, Savas decided to cross the borders he was photographing illegally with his photographs, turning the action into a video work on its own.

“Invisible Landscapes” was selected for the New Nordic Photography exhibit by the Hasselblad Foundation in 2013 and was also given the Victory Fellowship Masters Award that same year.

Savas Boyraz was born in Istanbul. He received his BFA from Mimar Sinan University in Turkey and is currently pursuing his MFA at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. Boyraz has exhibited photography internationally at Hasselblad Center (Sweden), Amed Art Gallery (Turkey), Aperture Foundation (US), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Les Rencontres d’Arles (France) and Michaelis Gallery (South Africa). He has received awards from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and the Elysee Photography Museum. In 2013, Boyraz completed a residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program.

Mira Gaberova: TBA

November 7 – November 30, 2015
Opening Reception: November 7, 7-9 pm


Mira Gaberova received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. She has exhibited in solo shows at Pradelna Bohnice (Czech Republic), Kabinet Gallery (Czech Republic) and Umelka Gallery (Slovakia) and been included in group exhibits at Novohrad Museum (Slovakia), ISCP (US) and National House of Arts (Slovakia). Gaberova has had residencies at ISCP (US) and Museum Quartier (Austria).

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Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close

I Want To Hold You Close | Press Release March 7 – March 30, 2015 Opening Reception: March 7, 7-9pm Tirtzah Bassel presents “I Want to Hold You Close,” an installation for Open Source Gallery. In a culture where we are increasingly watching and being watched, Bassel is interested in how we perform. Using the […]


Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Yun-Woo Choi: TBA
Whitney Lynn: TBA
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: TBA
Savas Boyraz: Invisible Landscapes
Mira Gaberova: TBA


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