Current Exhibit

  1. The Lost Art 03/29/2014 - 04/26/2014

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    03/29/2014 - 04/26/2014

    THE LOST ART: AN EXHIBIT OF DRAWINGS CURATED BY LOCAL ART ICON SCOTT SEEKINS

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    MINNEAPOLIS
    – Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00-11:00 p.m. is the opening reception for “The Lost Art;” the exhibit runs through April 26. There was a time when hand-drawing was paramount to communicating ideas, before literacy was common-place. Today artists have limitless reasons and ways to create. While the intention behind contemporary art is often purely aesthetic, Gamut Gallery challenges 20 artists to make a statement in the old style. Each piece communicates a message and brings light to an issue that is important to the artist and society at large. The Lost Art will be the most controversial exhibit at Gamut Gallery to date, addressing topics such as transgender sexuality, the food system, technology and racism.

    Local art-world figure, Scott Seekins acts as a muse and co-curator for this exhibit. Reactions to his recent 1862 Uprising series on the largest massacre in Minnesotan history, inspired Gamut to provide an outlet for controversial works. Seekins himself draws mixed reactions from the local art scene, although no one can deny his iconic status. His personal pledge against technology eschews text messages, email and computer-use in general. The Lost Art exhibit embodies this stance on communication, featuring only drawings made by hand without the aid of modern technology. Media used includes pencils, inks, markers, some watercolor washes and stains; some works will be available as prints.

    ARTISTS FEATURED: Erin Sayer, Sara Syverhus, Amina Harper, Angela Sprunger, Aneesa Erinn Adams, Brookita Corazon, Justine Di Fiore, Bryce Davidson, Danielle Jambois Edstrom, Ed Johnson, Stefani McDade, Nate Stottrup, Ethan Heidlebaugh, Laura Bigger, Angel Hawari, Laurie Kigner, Nicholas Straight, Ron Brown, Jesse Quam, Scott Seekins

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Upcoming Events

  1. The Lost Art: Exhibit Finale 04/24/2014 - 04/24/2014

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    04/24/2014 - 04/24/2014

    THE LOST ART: EXHIBIT FINALE WITH DJ MISCELLANEOUS & G_BIZ

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    Thursday April 24th, 7-10PM – Join us at Gamut Gallery as we bid farewell to the “The Lost Art,” curated by Scott Seekins. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

    This collection of hand-drawings challenges expectations of the status quo by addressing controversial issues of our time: transsexuality, war, human health, the food industry, and environmentalism, among others.
    Thrash hip-hop duo G-Biz will debut music from their new EP “Tired of Being Poor” – to be released online the day of the event. http://g-biz.bandcamp.com/

    DJ Miscellaneous will open and close the evening with an eclectic mix of music to expand your mind and make your body move.

    FEATURED ARTISTS
    Erin Sayer, Sara Syverhus, Amina Harper, Angela Sprunger, Aneesa Erinn Adams, Brookita Corazon, Justine Di Fiore, Bryce Davidson, Danielle Jambois Edstrom, Ed Johnson, Stefani McDade, Nate Stottrup, Ethan Heidlebaugh, Laura Bigger, Angel Hawari, Laurie Kigner, Nicholas Straight, Ron Brown, Jesse Quam, Scott Seekins

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  2. If These Walls Could Talk 05/10/2014 - 05/31/2014

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    05/10/2014 - 05/31/2014

    IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAMEREN TORGERUD AKA LIGHT THE UNDERGROUND

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    MINNEAPOLIS – Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:00-11:00 p.m. is the opening reception for “If These Walls Could Talk;” the exhibit runs through May 31. Danger, hands-on history, extreme sportsmanship, discovery, an artistic process; Urban Exploring combines these elements into one subversive passion. However, when you ask photographer Cameren Torgerud why he continues to explore early and mid-century American ruins, he alludes to reasons that can’t be pinned down. He has captured some of the rarest images a local digital photographer has unveiled, including subjects since demolished. Still, neither documentation or his resulting art define his expeditions; he counters: “sometimes I don’t even bring my camera.” At Gamut Gallery, Torgerud takes a departure from recent light painting exhibitions, to debut these photographs of abandoned structures. The series chronicles five years of voyages into forgotten spaces locally and in tumbled-down parts of towns across the country.

    Torgerud’s photographs allow the eyes to move around these spaces as if actually there, illuminating more than the focal point to explore. His use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging goes beyond a basic enhancement. He applies the technique to retain essential details that would otherwise be lost to the constraints of each abandoned building’s natural light. ”Forgotten Theater” takes the viewer inside an abandoned school, draped in construction materials so aged that they are incrementally peeling from the ceiling and walls. There is a peaceful, cathedral-like effect in the still decipherable assembly hall stage, lit by bars of trespassing sunlight. Despite the meditative hold of the series, a trace of violence co-exists in the slow-motion disintegration of these abandoned stomping grounds.

    Cameren Torgerud aka “Light The Underground” was raised in a family of photographers. He studies photography and digital imaging at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and works as a freelance photographer. He has shown artwork consistently over the last three years at local galleries and other establishments, and has been published in several periodicals. His started making a name for himself experimenting with long-exposure light painting on urban exploring trips into buildings, sewers and caves. Torgerud’s freelance business has evolved to include portrait photography, with experience in weddings, engagements and graduation photos. He plans trips around urban exploring frequently, and has treasures like abandoned jailhouse keys to show for it.

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  3. Black Weirdo: The Party 05/23/2014 - 05/23/2014

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    05/23/2014 - 05/23/2014

    BLACK WEIRDO: THE PARTY (MPLS EDITION) A CELEBRATION TO UPLIFT BLACK QUEERS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR ALLIES

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    MINNEAPOLIS–Friday, May 23, 2014, doors at 7:30 p.m., party 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., THEESatisfaction, brilyahnt peace & Purple Hocus Pocus present Black Weirdo: The Party, a national touring celebration of Black Queers and People of Color allies at Gamut Gallery. The shared goal is to create an energizing, unifying and healing home space for Black queers and People of Color from all backgrounds, identities and experiences while being exposed to new ideas, faces and lifestyles. Guests will groove to energetic, intimate performances & DJ sets by Sarah White, Sweetz P, Mamadu (don’t call him Toki Wright), DJ Just Nine, Sassyblack, and Stas Thee Boss. The evening will be hosted by THEESatisfaction, who will also DJ and perform.

    brilyahnt peace and Purple Hocus Pocus are defining what Black Weirdo means to the Twin Cities. Of this event they say: “We’re dedicated to building a party space where we can just be who we’ve always wanted to be. This night, with Black Weirdo, we’re going to resist by dancing and celebrating our lives. This night, we demand to be seen, heard and loved.” Black Weirdo: The Party is both a party and a community. This inclusive evening will offer an atmosphere where Blackness can be wild, unrestricted and unafraid—be healed, be happy, be laid-back, be conscious, be hood—all at once.

    Refreshments will be served, donations requested. Tickets for this 18+ party are $12 and are available in advance at www.eventbrite.com/o/black-weirdo-4302793181—or at the door on the day of the event for $15. UMN students can receive discounted tickets for $8 each by contacting VMerging@gmail.com. The Minneapolis edition of Black Weirdo: The Party is sponsored by Voices Merging and Women’s Student Activist Collective (WSAC).

    Black Weirdo is a national touring party hosted and curated by THEESatisfaction. The party is primarily for Black queers and People of Color allies. Black Weirdo aims to celebrate all forms of Blackness and create a Black-positive, queer-positive space. facebook.com/BlackWeirdo

    THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine-Harris White. Stas was born and raised in Tocoma, WA; Cat in Seattle, WA and Hawaii. They write, produce and perform their own material,funk psychedelic feminist sic-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip. theesatisfaction.com

    brilyahnt peace wants you to think differently. s/he throws events to uplift and expand understanding and spirit. brilyahnt peace is here for Black Women. brilyahntpeace.tumblr.com

    Purple Hocus Pocus is a soulful community organizing a new nightlife space where the young, Brown and sexy people in Twin Cities will be able to connect and vibe to the music. The series will launch in late Fall of 2014.

     SPONSORS: Voices Merging (VM) is a multicultural student-based art coalition at the University of Minnesota, dedicated to all mediums of art and art lovers alike. Best known for their biweekly open mics, VM is moving into the realm of party producer.

     Women’s Student Activist Collective (WSAC) is a student organization at the University of Minnesota. WSAC aims to empower women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people to make positive changes in society by eliminating interrelated inequalities that produce oppression, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

    FEATURED PERFORMERS: THEESatisfaction, Sarah White, Sweetz P, Mamadu (don’t call him Toki Wright), DJ Just Nine, Sassyblack, and Stas Thee Boss

     

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