Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes

My Stripes | Images | cv | press release

April 23rd – May 5th, 2014
Opening Reception: April 23rd, 7-9pm

Arne Schreiber, #484Z, 2014, Chalk Paint, 50x50com

For “Your Stripes,” Schreiber’s floor drawing uses both the private, indoor space, as well as the public, outdoor space of the gallery as a reference upon which to develop work. Using a predetermined process devised specifically for Open Source, Schreiber paints hand-drawn lines, which extend out from the gallery walls and onto the sidewalk. The drawing operates as a transitional zone between different types of spaces, areas and their edges. His standardized practice of repeating lines allows images to emerge from the imperfections inherent in the materials.

Following the architectural conditions of the space, Schreiber’s drawing is divided into two fields of lines determined by the width of the doors, as well as distance between the sidewalk and the gallery. Lines are taped on the floor by hand and sprayed with white paint–the same material that is normally used to mark lines on the street. By creating lines with this paint, Schreiber allows the same random interplay of materials that creates his work to determine the lifespan of his lines; he uses a paint that defines areas, fades and disappears over time. The physical act of a repeating movement from line to line allows Schreiber to immerse himself in the drawing.

Schreiber’s experiments using specified activities within defined areas make use of the incalculable factors and individual imperfections in everyday materials. Through repetition, his lines create a work that is contingent upon the various factors of its environment. Clean and deliberate lines render visible, through the process of creation, the imperfect conditions and unforeseen factors in the act of painting. For the first time using the floor as a surface on which to draw his lines, Schreiber guides our view to the space on which we normally stand and occupy with our own bodies. By deliberately exposing each the variations within materials and space, “Your Stripes” provokes questions about factors in the creation of a work of art: What conditions affect the interplay of materials? How do imperfections manifest themselves in work? What are the conditions for uniqueness? What is the artist’s role in production?

Arne Schreiber (b. 1974) was born in Potsdam, Germany and currently lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the New York Studio School and the Universität der Künste, Berlin. Schreiber has exhibited extensively internationally. Recent exhibits include: “nowhere — herenow” at Galerie koal, “FORM — SIGNAGE” at Sophienholm, “Seeds of Color” at Upon Paper and “Crossing Abstraction” at Kunsthaus Erfurt.

Hubert Dobler

May 2014


Beginning May 10, Hubert Dobler will present a multimedia installation for Open Source Gallery.

Abstraction at the intersection of technology and art, Dobler’s paintings use chaos and masculine machines, such as motorcycles and chainsaws, recording the marks these machines use when allowed to exist outside their traditional use.

Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)

June 2014

video still: Super Defence Force vs The Tittanno Beasts Transformation of Omega Redeemer, June 2013

The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts) is the latest installment of an ongoing series of performances and installations created by Mark Stilwell and a group of like minded artists and musicians. This performance was co written by father son duo, Charlie and Scott Adkins. The Constructionauts are super powered robotic builders of utopian cities of the future, however, problems erupt when the Constructonauts build their latest city on an ancient spawning grounds a powerful and deadly strain of Tittanno Beast called the Kreoniods. This latest installment involves robots in conflict with monsters created from cardboard and recycled materials, live experimental music, animation, and shadow puppetry. Among the various inspirations for the performance includes Japanese animation, giant monster movies, as well as issues social issues related to class inequalities. The collaborators include live music performed by Brian Olin, art and performance contributions by John Mejias, music and editing for the animation sequenes by Yoko Stilwell, sonic swords created by Ethan Crenson, and robot costume maker and performer Chris Paisley. For this performance their will be children playing monsters and robots including Mac Crenson and Nict-Ha and J.R. Bernstein.

Mark Stilwell lead a Workshop at Open Source Gallery in October 2013.

Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence


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.

on view now

Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series

Note: The Gallery is closed until April 18th, but you can still see “Fragment Series” by appointment. March 8th – April 11th, 2014 Opening Reception: March 8th, 7pm-9pm Katerina Marcelja presents “Fragment Series,” an exhibition of prints for Open Source Gallery. In “Fragment Series,” Marcelja works with clusters of graphic sequences etched on multiple plates. […]


Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Hubert Dobler
Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence


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