Soft Lamp Study #3
Mohair blend fabric, LEDs, silicone
Edition of 3 (each is unique)
Fair market value: $600
Soft Lamp #3 is part of a series of material studies begun during the pandemic, repurposing materials in McDermott's home to create domestic objects that are both usable and strange.
Kathleen McDermott is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in installation, prop-making and sculpture, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She combines her knowledge of fabrication with open source hardware to build a language of absurdity that merges new media, design, performance, and video. She is interested in technologies that are not productive, automata badly suited to absurd purposes and electronic creations beyond her control.
McDermott was the second artist-in-residence during Open Source's OS Gowanus residency program. This residency included exhibitions I Thought It Would Be Funny and Junk Clocks and Other Thoughts on Time.
Windy Yellow Porcelain Lace Mask
Porcelain, glazes, and underglazes
Fair market value: $500
At the beginning of the pandemic, Mallon made lace masks out of porcelain. She took something emblematic of our current time and attempted to turn it into something beautiful and meaningful.
Sascha Mallon has exhibited her work in Austria, USA, Taiwan, and Germany. She recently has had solo shows at Front Room Gallery (NYC), Smallbany Gallery (Albany), Bau Gallery (Beacon), and at the Woodstock Artist Association and Musuem (Woodstock). Her work was included in Sunrise/Sunset at the Albany Airport and The Edge Effect at the Katonah Museum of Art. Her work was included in recent group exhibitions at Gormley Gallery/Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore, MD), Gallery Anna25 (Berlin, Germany), and A.I.R. Gallery (New York, NY). Sascha grew up in Austria, traveled throughout Europe and the US, and now resides in Beacon, NY with her daughter, her husband, and her dog.
Mallon is participating in Selects-@-CREATE, an exhibition curated by Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance. This exhibit is presented by Open Source Gallery in collaboration with CREATE. Selects-@-CREATE opens on November 20, 2021 and is on view in Catskill, NY through January 16, 2022.