Current Exhibit

  1. Glitch Art is Dead 03/11/2017 - 03/31/2017

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    03/11/2017 - 03/31/2017

    7–11PM, $5

    EXHIBITION OPENING: Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis  // Saturday, March 11th, 7-11pm, $5
    An exhibition uniting the international digital art community curated and organized by Aleksandra Pieńkosz (Krakow), Zoe Stawska (Warsaw) and Miles Taylor. Featuring music by DJ Ra’eon Stormare (DA) and visuals by Andrei J

     

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    An international artistic project which started in Krakow, Poland in 2015, Glitch Art is Dead kicked off at Teatr Barakah with an exhibit of 30 artists and a day of workshops. Hosted by Gamut Gallery, the 2017 Minneapolis installment will feature an exhibition of more than 90 artists from around the world running March 11th-31st; a three-day weekend of Glitch Art workshops March 17th-19th; and a “Noise Night” exhibit finale on March 31st with performances curated by Alex Kmett. The Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis exhibition opening on Saturday, March 11th will feature DJ Ra’eon Stormare (DA) and visuals by Andrei J.

    Glitch Art is an artistic phenomenon of internet culture. A glitch (in a visual and graphic sense) is a malfunction of a digital system, a computer error which can turn images into bizarre and colorful compositions. Images can be turned into sound or opened as word documents. You can change bytes in the code of a file to twist and distort it or you can strap magnets to a VCR and see what happens when you press play.

    Although Glitch Art’s roots go back into the 20th century, it’s a nascent artistic movement with a far flung, but significantly sized community centered around the Glitch Artists Collective with a Facebook following of more than 52,000 people. Over 300 individuals from Minneapolis, Hong Kong, Vienna, São Paulo, and across the world submitted in excess of 2,000 works to the open call. From these submissions, 41 still image artists and 12 video artists were selected to have their work featured. It is the initiative’s goal to foster a deep sense of community by bringing these digital denizens into the real world. The Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis exhibition aims to deny its title, introducing the viewer to a wide spectrum of artwork that shows the vitality of the medium.

     

    EXHIBITION OPENING // Saturday, March 11th, 7-11pm, $5
    Featuring music by DJ Ra’eon Stormare (DA) and visuals by Andrei J

    GLITCH WORKSHOP // Friday March 17th – Sunday, March 19th
    $35 weekend pass available here: http://glitchworkshopmpls.bpt.me
    Three-day workshop will include presentations on glitch and sonification techniques, 3D glitching, datamoshing, and creative coding lead by Nick Zhu, Zoe Stawska, Dina Karadzic, and Vedran Gligo; with performances by Low-Gain, the Analog VJ Collective, Mach Fox and more.

    NOISE NIGHT // Friday, March 31, 7-11pm, $10
    The exhibition finale will be a night of noise music curated by Alex Kmett featuring Albert Elmore, Frightened Moon, Trigger Alert, and more artists TBA + visuals by Steve Killingbeck

    SELECTED STILL ARTISTS
    Adam Tuerff (Phoenix, U.S.A)
    Adrian Cain (Tulsa, U.S.A.)
    Alessandro Canova (London, U.K.)
    Alethia Pinzón (Berlin, Germany)
    Alex Haas (New York City, U.S.A.)
    Antoine KiK (Paris, France)
    Benjamin Berg / stAllio! (Indianapolis, U.S.A.)
    Blaire Haslop (Wellington, NZ)
    Bob Bicknell-Knight (London, U.K.)
    Chema Padilla (Mexico City, Mexico)
    Diogo de Tita (Lisbon, Portugal)
    Elena Romenkova (St. Petersburg, Russia)
    Gabrielle Salonga (Hong Kong, China)
    Holographic Thought Processes
    Israel Pereira Vieira Junior (São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil)
    Jack Smith and Nyall Smith (Illinois, U.S.A. and Gent, Belgium)
    Jakub Zataj (Warsaw, Poland)
    Jean-Baptiste Friquet (Brussels, Belgium)
    Jeremy Nealis / AERTIME (Madison, Wisconsin)
    John Bumstead (Chicago, U.S.A.)
    Joris Wegner (Bremen, Germany)
    José Irion Neto (Santa Maria, Brazil)
    Josselin Bonnetain (Lisbon, Portugal)
    Kaspar Ravel (Paris, France)
    Lita Poliakova (Helsinki, Finland)
    Mark Klink (Carmichael, California)
    Mathieu St-Pierre (Dongtan, South Korea)
    Michael Eremic (Asheville, North Carolina)
    Michał Pabich (Lodz, Poland)
    Nick Liberatore (Chicago, U.S.A)
    Niko De Clerck (Belgium)
    Peterson Ruiz (Sorocaba, Brazil)
    Polygon (Paris, France)
    Robert Hruska (Brarislava, Slovakia)
    Sabato Visconti (Northampton, U.S.A.)
    Sara Goodman (Chicago, U.S.A.)
    Shawna Lee (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)
    Tomasz Sulej (Warsaw, Poland)
    Troy Ford (U.S.A)
    Wouter Massie (Leuven, Belgium)
    Zach Nagle (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)

    SELECTED VIDEO ARTISTS
    Aaron Jablonski (Düsseldorf, Germany)
    Benjamin Berg / stAllio! (Indianapolis, U.S.A.)
    Bogumiła Piotrowska (Warsaw, Poland)
    Brittany Nickels / Suture (Chicago, U.S.A.)
    Dane Carney (Jackson, Mississippi)
    Dillon Lemon Emiliano Bossi (Torino, Italy)
    Gábor Szűcs (Bratislava, Slovakia)
    Jeroen Cluckers (Gent, Belgium)
    Roberto Malano (Montreal, Canada)
    Sergio Ramirez (Argentina)Uğur Can Akkaya (Eskişehir, Turkey)

    INTERACTIVE VIDEO DISPLAY ARTISTS
    Alexandra Ehrlich Speiser (Vienna, Austria)
    James Yuxi Cao (New York City, U.S.A.)

    SECONDARY VIDEO DISPLAY ARTISTS
    Alex Kmett (Gaa-miskwaawaakokaag, Anishinaabewakiing)
    Anatolik Belikov (Moscow, Russia)
    Cam Evans (Sacramento, U.S.A.)
    Charlie Grant Clif Pottberg (San diego, California)
    Daniel Vasconcelos (São Paulo, Brazil)
    data_stain / Zack Holmwood (Chicago, U.S.A.)
    Denis Volnov (Moscow, Russia)
    Edgar Fichet (Paris, France)
    Giacomo Schiesaro and Lorenzo Sacchi (Milan, Italy)
    Giulia Felderer (Bologna, Italy)
    Grégoire Gamichon (Paris, France)
    Ivana Tkalčić (Zagreb, Croatia)
    Jaspal Birdi (Toronto, Canada)
    M Δ T E (Argentina)
    Matt Trost (Manitowoc, Wisconsin)
    Pedro Uribe (Bogotá, Colombia)
    Piyush Kumar Kashyap (Mumbai, India)
    Riitta Oittinen (Helsinki, Finland)
    Roberto Malano (Montreal, Canada)
    Ry Johnson (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)
    Sabato Visconti (Northampton, U.S.A.)
    Uğur Engin Deniz (İstanbul, Turkey)
    Victori Jalabert (Arles, France)
    Will Zaret (Washington D.C., U.S.A.)

    3D PRINTED SCULPTURE ARTISTS
    David Van Ness (Flagstaff, U.S.A.)
    James Usill (Tavistock, United Kingdom)

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Upcoming Events

  1. Noise Night [Glitch Art is Dead] 03/31/2017 - 03/31/2017

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    03/31/2017 - 03/31/2017

    7-11pm // $10

    NOISE NIGHT [Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis] // An exhibit finale event of noise music and visuals curated by Alex Kmett featuring Frightened Moon, Gnawed, Trigger Alert, Black Lotus, PD, Zombie Bite, and Steve Killingbeck.

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    To celebrate the close of the [Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis] exhibition and event series, Gamut Gallery welcomes Alex Kmett of Zombie Bite to curate a night of live a/v performances in the gallery. Noise Night will feature influential makers in the local noise music scene including Albert Elmore, Seth Van Horn, and John Vance doing their latest solo projects PD, Black Lotus, and Trigger Alert. Fresh off a West Coast tour, local power electronics act Gnawed will also take the stage, as well as out-of-towners Frightened Moon (Chicago), and VJ Steve Killingbeck. This event runs 7-11pm Friday, March 31st and admission is $10 at the door.

    Noise music shares the same spirit and philosophy of glitch art. Both use various analog and digital data manipulation techniques to intentionally corrupt files, generate chaos and innovate new ways to explore visuals and sound. Inherently experimental and often more esoteric than musical, these musicians escape traditional sonic confines in favor of exploration using electronic samplers, synths, guitar pedals, heavy processing, reverb, microphones and feedback. Lots of feedback.

    Noise Night will be the final opportunity to view the “Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis” exhibition, a collection of glitch works from over 80 artists that represent a total of 23 countries. Over 300 individuals from across the world submitted in excess of 2,000 works to the open call. Co-curators and organizers Miles Taylor (Minneapolis), Aleksandra Pieńkosz (Kraków), and Zoe Stawska (Warsaw) distinguished stylistic subgenres, dividing the selected works by technique to highlight the variety of mediums, inspirations, and conceptions found within the glitch art community.

    Although glitch art’s roots go back to the 20th century, it is a nascent artistic movement with a far-flung, but significantly-sized, community centered around the Glitch Artists Collective with a Facebook following of over 52,000 people. An international artistic project which started in Kraków, Poland in 2015, Glitch Art is Dead kicked off at Teatr Barakah with an exhibit of 30 artists and a day of workshops. It is the initiative’s goal to foster a deep sense of community by bringing these digital denizens into the real world. The Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis exhibition aims to further deny its title, introducing the viewer to a wide spectrum of artwork that shows the vitality of the practice.

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  2. Torched 04/22/2017 - 05/12/2017

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    04/22/2017 - 05/12/2017

    7-11pm, $5

    Exhibit Opening: Torched // Saturday, April 22nd, 7-11pm, $5
    Fine art and functional glass works curated by RepoMn, running April 20th – May 12th, 2017.
    Featuring performances by Loom in Essence and Nicky Boy Floyd

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    FEATURED ARTISTS: Cha Glass, Kayla Om, Devin Somerville, Ghost, Brandon Martin, Adam Dunn, Todd Cameron, RepoMn, Eric Ross  

     

    Torched brings functional glass into the space of the art gallery, crossing the boundaries set by the worlds of traditional studio glass and fine art. Created by nine functional glass artists living and working in the upper Midwest, the objects included in Torched combine innovation and artisanship, form and function; the works bring the aesthetics of an underground movement into the light of day.

    Functional glass is the name now used to refer to the practice of imagining and creating smoking pipes. Though the history of such objects is as old as the medium of glass itself, this practice and these artists have been pushed into the shadows by the conventional glass world for too long. Up until recently, a reputable glassblower would never admit to creating such “functional” illicit objects; but as changing mores and state laws begin to shift attitudes towards marijuana consumption, the field has begun to adapt. Even the straight-laced world of traditional studio glass has taken notice of the material advancements and aesthetic energies of functional glass artists, who continue to push the envelope with their wild and imaginative creations.

    Though the name ascribed to their work—functional glass—implies a type of utilitarianism, these artists are doing so much more than creating objects of use. They are reflecting, outfitting, and shaping a culture that is quickly moving mainstream; they are refining an artform that has been largely overlooked by historians of art and culture; they are inventing objects of beauty and imaginary worlds of amazement and wonder.

    Torched is curated by RepoMn, a glass artist, street artist, and artist-artist. RepoMn was an early adopter of functional glass, trained in Seattle in the early 1990s and brought his knowledge back to the Twin Cities, his native land.

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