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Publications & Multiples Fair

Saturday & Sunday March 27-28, 2010

Open Space presents its first ever Publications & Multiples Fair!

Admission is FREE but bring $$ to buy beautiful things from all these beautiful people:

Gottlund Verlag
Kingsboro Press
Medium Rare
Nero Magazine
Paperback Magazine
Lost Ghosts Records
Watercolor Records
Important Comics
Golden Age
Nieves Books
Glaciers of Nice (aka SUMI INK CLUB)
Schematic Quarterly
Closed Caption Comics

ALSO FREE performances throughout the day by all of THESE beautiful people:

Rap Dragons
Poor mouth
Gem Vision
Cool Intentions
Beyond Say
Each Others


Precious Moments

Open Space Baltimore: We’re Back + Precious Moments 10/25

17 months after a two-alarm fire raged through 2720 Sisson Street, Open Space Baltimore presents Precious Moments, the inaugural show at the collective’s new location, 512 West Franklin Street.

Precious Moments is a group curated show focusing on works that are hinged on sentiment and the gentle gaze of mind-full observation. Artworks span from domestic sculpture to written and painted prose. Like photos in a family album, this show is woven as a warm blanket to welcome you to our new home.

Featuring Works by:
Andrew Eargle (Oakland)
Roberto Jamora (New York)
Flannery Silva (Baltimore)
Patrice Renee Washington (New York)
Jessica Williams (Oslo)


Opening Reception will be on Saturday, October 25th from 6-9pm.
Show will run through November.

Fifth Annual Publications & Multiples Fair

Open Space Baltimore Presents
the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

BALTIMORE, MD, March 2014 –

Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public.

THE FAIR: PMF V Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm – 6pm Saturday and Sunday
2D Cloud
57 Cell
Andrew Walters
Andy Gabrysiak
Arts & Sciences Projects
Beauty Today
Bernard Stiegler
Bite Not Press
Black Aggie Press
Blaise Larmee
Booklyn Artists Alliance
Brian Blomerth
Color Wheel Digital Printing
Conveyor Editions
Current Space
Dale Beran
Dylan Thadani
Ehse Records
Emily Burtner
Empty Stretch
Eric Helgas
Gary Kachadourian
Get Lost
Ginevra Shay
Hic & Hoc Publications
Holy Page Records
Hood College Art Galleries
James Bouché
Jessica Hans Ceramics
Julia Scott
Julia Yerger
Justin Sloane Kingsboro
Kodi Fabricant
Kyle Tata
Lale Westvind
Lauren Pakradooni
Leah Wishnia
Lease Agreement
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
Litho Shop
Matt Thurber
Max Eilbacher
Mega Press
MICA: Retooling the Cottage
Mickey Zacchilli
Mike Taylor Mixed Media
Morgan Frailey
Nicholas Verstraeten NNA Tapes Open Space Peradam Player Press Poety Unlimited
Print/Collect Process Collective
Publishing Genius
Rachel Younghans
Rock & Rose
Rock Bottom
Rosemary Liss
Ryan Syrell
Sacred Prism
Spaces Corners
Spider’s Pee-Paw
Swill Children
Terence Hannum
Too Temporary
WEIRD Magazine
Wham City
Wiley Guillot
Worms Press
Zach Hazard Vaupen
Zine Of The Month


– – Virtual – –

Thumbs Up – Sight specific, wireless broadcast of works made for viewing on cell phones and other glass devices. Featuring works by Ben Marcus (Chicago), Ryan Riss (Denver), and more.

– – Friday March 7th – –

The Crown, 1910 N Charles St

Music from Gun Tit, Vlonde, Oh Hang, and more

 – – Saturday March 8th – –

MICA Studio Center 131 W North Ave

Super Intense Fan Fiction Reading Series: Jordan Card convinces noted Baltimore personalities to unlock their diaries and read the most personal excerpts from their voluminous store of passionate fan fiction. Featuring Rjyan Kidwell (Silver Surfer), Dale Beran (Twilight), Molly Colleen O’Connell (Golden Girls), and Justin Lucas (Steve: Irwin The Crocodile Hunter). Blushing encouraged.

Spiral Cinema Presents: Selections from UNDERVOLT. Screening and Q+A with Jimmy Joe Roche and Nicholas O’ Brien

Animation Screening and Q+A from Dash ShawPreparing Images for Digital Printing: A lecture by Liz Donadio, owner & operator of Color Wheel. Learn how to best prepare your files for existence outside the digital realm. With 10 years of experience making digital prints, Donadio will share her expertise on how to achieve optimal quality and consistent results.

Club K, 2101 Maryland Ave:

Early Pop Music Show, 6pm

– – Sunday March 9th – –

Wind Up Space, 12 W North Ave:

Poetry Readings: Lesser Gonzalez Alverez, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Brendan Sullivan, Alex Ventura, Tim Paggi, Alaina Stamatis, Chloe Maratta

MICA Studio Center, 131 W North Ave:

Pecha Kucha: Selector Series. This quick-fire presentation lineup features notable creatives sharing their ideas on curation, selection, and editing. Liz Durette, Keith Varadi, Megan Plunkett, R.M. O’Brien, Deana Haggag, Sydney Shen, Andrew Liang, Aaron Estes, Kelley McNutt, Nik Planck


– – Friday March 7th – –

Wanting/Waiting, Linda Yung LEASE AGREEMENT, 3718 Ellerslie Ave. 4-8pm

Black and White, works by Jackie Riccio, Rachael Davis, Zack Schmitt, Max Anderson, Lisk Feng, Nicole Rodrigues, Kimi Hanauer, Luis Rivas, Shane Smith, Lee Heinemann, Lili Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Williford, and Izzy Garcia curated by Soja Solvang and Marines Montalvo in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Penthouse Gallery, 1501 Guilford Avenue APT B501 and Annex 2E, 419 E Oliver St. APT 2E, 7-10pm

SPF, works by Val Karuskevich and Steve Riddle, opening in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Springsteen, 1511 Guilford Ave Unit B303, 7-10 pm.

– – Saturday March 8th – – 

Crisis Image, Opening of the Alternative Press Center at the Alternative Press Center Library at 2239 Kirk Avenue, 12-6 PM

Find No Two Suns, Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak curated by Ginevra Shay with curatorial assistant, Emily Mason at Current Space 421 N. Howard Street, 7-10 PM

Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures, Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, curated by Arts & Sciences Projects at Guestspot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N Calvert Street, 7-10 PM

Megan Plunkett, sophiajacob, 510 Franklin Street, 7-10 PM

Diane Young, A Reading Rock512Devil, 512 Franklin Street, 8 PM

2 Freak 2 Flash, Floristree, 9:30 PM
Stretch your ribs and burn your mouth. These performers present erratic humor in sensible flats. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash is a series of curated screenings featuring artists who stir the surreal into waking life.

This program will feature work by: Dynasty Handbag, Jason Martin, Kelley McNutt, Keegan Monaghan, Matthew Thurber, Alan Resnick, Saki Sato, Brina Thurston

Third Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

Open Space is pleased to announce its Third Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on April 28th and 29th, 2012, from 12-6 pm. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, objects in multiple and much more. Co-curated with Nicholas Gottlund of Gottlund Verlag in conjunction with his show, Baker’s Dozen, currently on view at Open Space, this year’s fair promises a wide variety of artist publications and multiples from Baltimore and abroad. Exhibiting artists and publishers include:

Chloe Maratta
Chris Day
Closed Caption Comics
Dylan Thadani
Friends Records
FUKT Magazine
Gary Kachadourian
Gottlund Verlag
Guest Spot
Half Letter Press
Important Comics
Jason Kachadourian
The Kingsboro Press
Noel Freibert
OSO Press
Public Collectors
Real Guts
Schematic Quarterly
Spaces Corners
Suzanna Zak
Swill Children
Temporary Services
Video On Paper
Wtr Clr Records

This year’s fair also includes lectures by David Senior and Ed Panar.

David Senior is a Bibliographer for the Museum of Modern Art Library, where he manages the development of the library’s collection with a particular focus on artists’ publications and other experimental publications in the fields of modern and contemporary art and design. Senior will discuss contemporary artist books as well as some of the shows he has organized and curated, including Access to Tools: Publicationsfrom the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968-1974 and Millennium Magazines. 

Ed Panar is a artist and photographer who often works with other artist publishers. Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania during the funk era in 1976, he graduated from high school during the grunge era in 1994. He went on to receive his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 during the middle of the Bush administration. His recent publications include Golden Palms (J&L, 2007), Same Difference (Gottlund Verlag, 2010), and Animals That Saw Me (The Ice Plant, 2011). His most recent book series Salad Days is being published by Gottlund Verlag. Ed currently lives and works among the forested hills and hollows of Pittsburgh.


Ordinary Spectacles

November 14 – December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14, 7-10PM

Open Space is proud to present Ordinary Spectacles, a group curated show of five artists whose selected works address contemporary notions of painting.

With works by Gideon Chase, Steve Keane, Andrew Kirk, Erica Prince and David Ubias. 

Gideon Chase is a recent graduate of MICA where he received his BFA in painting. He was born in San Francisco where he currently lives and works.

Steve Keene’s work grew in part from Steve’s friendship with and admiration of musicians. Steve says, “I want buying my paintings to be like buying a CD: it’s cheap, it’s art and it changes your life, but the object has no status. Musicians create something for the moment, something with no boundaries and that kind of expansiveness is what I want to come across in my work.” In the past few years he has collaborated with the Silver Jews, Pavement, The Apples in Stereo, Soul Coughing, Dave Matthews Band and Merzbow to create album art, video sets, stage sets and posters. He currently lives & works in Brooklyn NY.

Andrew Watson Kirk was born in 1987. He grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ a Philadelphia suburb. In 2005, he moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where he graduated magna cum laude in 2009, with a BFA in painting. He is currently a student in MICA’s Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, a nationally recognized art educator preparation program, from which Mr. Kirk plans to graduate in 2010. Mr. Kirk’s recent work is a look on his youth in suburban New Jersey. He is interested in reconfiguring a view of the familiar, into the spectacle of newness, where the mind is suspended between a state of perceiving and a state of knowing and creating meaning.

Erica Prince is a Canadian artist working in Philadelphia. By projecting furniture, “art”, clutter, and décor into her drawn interiors, Prince creates environments of indulgence and frivolity. Lowbrow art and design merge to the effect of cinematic space, un-peopled yet distinctly evocative of the characters that might inhabit them. Her open-air architectural spaces depict extreme, and often questionable architectural possibilities of the future. Prince received a BFA in printmaking from The Maryland Institute College of Art, and was recently featured in New American Paintings magazine. She will attend The Vermont Studio Center residency in the spring of 2010.

David Ubias received his MFA from the Mt. Royal School of Art at MICA. He has been featured in the 2007 Texas Biennial, Art Miami, The Affair in Portland, Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, and Proyecto Magenta in Mexico. He has also had solo shows at the Lawndale Art Center and the Apama Mackey Gallery in Houston. His recent body of work include paintings and structures that mimic personal experiences. He would also like to trade drawings with you.


King Me

Open Space presents King Me, a two-part show by DUOX, a collaborative group composed of Dan Wickerham and Malcolm Lomax.  The first part of the event runs through most of October, and the opening is October 10th (7-10pm).  Bibs.  Hand smeared rags. Fragrant flyers passed out by muscles.  And Creative Hangovers.

The work attempts to repackage a set of motifs: black pretzels, leisure, work and labor, vacations, journals, morning preparation, transparent Casper, work clothes, sweet and salty sex, image as sculpture, masks, soaps, snacks as lunches, beards, bugs, and hot showers.

Baguettes, broom handles, grommeted belts, cool whip, doggy doors, lipstick, red bull caves, gold balls, silver birds, bronze lids, caged bird, hood ornaments, pin stripped suits, streetwear, weather vain, pizza delivery.  Basically, the works are tarred and feathered.

Starbucks, Subway, Grand Central, Never on Sunday, Starbucks.

In addition, DUOX will present the second part of King Me as a one day event on December 12th at Open Space.  A collection of clear plastic promises.  Heavy on top pleasure on bottom.


Püss Füst

Open Space is pleased to present the second annual Püss Füst, a festive marathon of all-girl phenomena. In addition to artwork on floors and walls, ladies will be taking over all of the Remington based gallery, presenting dance routines, musical performance, interactive kiosks, and doo wop.

The opening reception (and only time to catch all of the performances) will take place on January 16th, 2010. The visual exhibition runs through February 6th. Open Space is located at 2720 Sisson St Baltimore, MD 21211 and offers gallery hours Friday 4-8, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4.

Artists will include:
Rahne Alexander, Alisa Alig, Kristen Anchor, Mia Ardito, Diane Barcelowsky, Michelle Belfield, Annika Blomberg, Hannah Brancato, Muffy Brandt, Ingrid Burrington, Mylinh Chau, Theresa Columbus, Caitlin Cunningham, Pilar Diaz, Liz Donadio, Timmy Dougherty, Lara Emerling, Eleanor Farley, Samantha Garner, Mollie Goldstrom, Liz Hayes, Maya Hayuk, Kendra Hebel, Christine Herz, Elizabeth Hollon, Jungil Hong, Ann Kelly, Stefani Levin, Amy Lockhart, Xander Marro, Keelin Mayer, Sarah Milinski, Monica Mirabile, Jamie Mohr, Maire O’Neill, Beth Pakradooni, Shana Palmer, Claire Plumb, Erica Prince, Natalie Purkey, Katherine Anne Ralston, Lindsay Rowinski, Molly Siegel, Hayley Silverman, Kat Sotelo, Hillery Sproatt, Brina Thurston, Sarah Tooley, Eden Veaudry, Caitlin Williams, & Liz Zacharia

+ more!

curated by Molly O’Connell, Maire O’Neill, & Sarah Milinski


The Suspended Moment

June 2010

Press Release:

“…these are fragments of time when I was ripped from the flow of narrative into a singlemoment.  A moment when sound and vision were inverted themselves, torn inside out and filled my attention to capacity.” –Uta Barth

Open Space Gallery is pleased to present “The Suspended Moment” a group show curated by Neal Reinalda that brings together 7 emerging artists with a variety of approaches to an abstract theme.  Through video, printmaking, painting, photography and sculpture the works explore the bewilderment and wonder of everyday life while maintaining an awareness of their materials and intentions.

In a culture of continual and rapid change, these are moments preserved without being sacred; moments in which we are asked to turn our attention to the mundane and commonplace.
Everyday we get lost in these moments. We get lost in our ideas, in the differences and similarities of things, in objects and in images.  We get lost in expectations and surprises, in thoughts and words, in people and places. We misunderstand each other and stumble upon understanding just to lose it as fast as we found it. Our enlightenment is muddled with enjoyment and our self–awareness with sentiment.

Featuring works by:
Ilia Ovetchkin
Nicholas Gottlund
Will Pesta
Peggy Chiang
Conor Backman
Alex Delany
Lauren Brick