south slope derby

Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

Aliens. Sharks. Pink-wheeled jeeps armed with water pistols. 17th Street has seen its share of wild vehicles over the years. And with the South Slope Derby rolling into town this Saturday to celebrate its tenth anniversary, you'll be sure to witness a new slew of wild creations on wheels. And not one iota of fossil … Continue reading Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

'Swell' by Francesco Simeti

Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

There is a disconnect between the description of Francesco Simeti's show, Swell, and the experience of seeing his work. The show opened at Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) on April 27 and will be on view through Sunday, May 27. The press release describes the exhibit as exploring the "human impact … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

Liinu Grönlund's 'It Could Have Been'

Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Visiting the Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) can be disorienting the first time. Unless you've been there before, it's hard to recognize it as a gallery at all. There are no big windows or signs -- only two large wooden garage doors painted with a mural that reads: "Spread/Love." The mural is … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Middle Passage by Vanderbilt Republic

Subtle Activism: ‘Supergroup’ Of Brooklyn Artists Cross The Middle Passage Via Camera Obscura

The term 'supergroup' may have been first coined to articulate dynamic collaborations between musicians. We can look to Cream and Wild Flag as some of the best examples. Enter the visual artist supergroup: a Brooklyn collaboration of Open Source Gallery and Vanderbilt Republic. Add the production assistance and curatorial support of The People Movers, and … Continue reading Subtle Activism: ‘Supergroup’ Of Brooklyn Artists Cross The Middle Passage Via Camera Obscura