The O.D. Gallery cordially invites you to the exhibition Art’s not serious, being dead is. With this exhibition we cheer up the people in Amsterdam. It is the second solo exhibition in the gallery of artist Bortusk Leer, known for his Happy Monsters holding signs with provocative slogans.
During the ‘intelligent lockdown’ he made special monsters with comforting and humorous messages such as Stay Fucking positive, Smiling is contagious and Art’s not serious, being dead is. This work is now on display in the gallery for the first time.
Open June 12
Dear art lover,
The O.D. Gallery has been closed since March 16 due to measures taken to restrict the spreading of the Covid-19 virus in The Netherlands. We are busy figuring out a way to reopen the gallery in a way that is safe for our staff and customers. You can stay updated on the gallery and our program through our website and social media. If you would like to brighten up your walls and support us, please check out our online shop. We ship worldwide!
We miss you and hope to welcome you back soon in good health!
In our first exhibition of the new year we look back and forward. Back to last year, by showing some of our favourite artists who exhibited in the gallery. Expect works by the legendary Streetart Frankey and iconic photographs by The lazy hustler Ricky Powell. You’ll also see the familiar faces of amongst others Ottograph, Tono Radvany, Tiago Galo and HNRX.
We’re also introducing some new artists the gallery is looking forward to work with in the coming years: Brazilian artist Andreas Mogle, a group of talented artists who call themselves Collective 416 and Laurens van Gurp.
Opening January 25
The O.D. Gallery & The Rickford Institute of Creative Individualizm present Pro Photos on a Hang*Out Tip! A duo show by Ricky Powell and Tono Radvany.
Born and raised in New York, Ricky Powell took up photography in 1985. He started shooting the downtown club scene and immersed himself in the world of art and hip hop. He joined the Beastie Boys on tour, wrote for renowned magazines, exhibited across the world, published 6 books and collaborated with big brands as he became an artist to be reckoned with.
Opening July 13
In this show you’ll experience a design funhouse by Frank de Ruwe aka Streetart Frankey. This exhibition was created for one reason only: to make you smile. The pieces on show are the embodiment of Frankey’s humorous and unexpected way of thinking. He transforms everyday objects into exciting works of art, always keeping you on your toes.
Opening May 24
After having made abstract work for years, Ottograph decided this year to start making art with a message. ‘Just aesthetics doesn’t do it for me anymore’, he says, ‘I want to change the world, so expect some serious shit’. In this show you’ll see a lot of selfies.
We also introduce Portuguese artist Tiago Galo to the Netherlands. Taking the dog for a walk or going to the supermarket. The banal things in life inspire Tiago. In his head the man in a flannel shirt sitting at the bus stop on a summer day, or the afro perm on the lady at the cafe mean much more than they appear.
OPENING 5 APRIL