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“Mi Tigre, My Lover”

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Mi Tigre, My Lover, detail, 2010 Mineral Pigment and Graphite on Paper 30"x 66" © Courtesy of the artist & Open Source Gallery
“Mi Tigre, My Lover”

306 17th Street
New York, NY 11215
June 25th, 2011 - July 9th, 2011
Opening: June 25th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://open-source-gallery.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
info@open-source-gallery.org
PHONE:  
646 279 3969
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat 2-7 and by appointment.
TAGS:  
installation, performance

DESCRIPTION

Open Source is proud to announce its first show in our new space. “Mi Tigre, My Lover,” is a multi-media installation by Naoe Suzuki, originated out of a series of Naoe’s paintings, and the related play by Anne Phelan of Dramahound Productions. Phelan’s play, of the same name as Suzuki’s paintings, was inspired by the paintings and uses them as a backdrop for her production. This is the third play at Open Source Gallery by Dramahound Productions and we are very excited to host the fusion of artworks and live theatre by these two talented artists.

Suzuki’s paintings were inspired by the life of Mabel Stark, a renowned female tiger trainer in the early 1900s, the golden age of the circus. During her research, she also came across “The Final Confession of Mabel Stark,” by Robert Hough, a fictional biography based on Mabel Stark’s life. For Suzuki, Hough’s novel provided another interesting layer to the life of the famous female cat tamer.