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 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. Glam Slam 8 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014

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    04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014

    Glam Slam Clothing Swap: SATURDAY APRIL 19th, DOORS @ 5:30PM, 6PM – 9PM

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    Glam Slam reflects Gamut Gallery’s values of community, the art of the happening and eco-consciousness.  Recycling clothing into a swap saves room in a landfill and resources for new garments, while breathing new life into your beloved leftovers.  This biannual event will leave you grinning from ear to ear!

    HOW IT WORKS
    1) Bring clothing you no longer want
    - all sizes, styles, and seasons of men’s and women’s wearable goods welcome
    - try stuff on, aka “play dress-up!”
    - step into the photo booth to capture your good looks
    - let loose, make friends and have fun

    2) Leave with new-to-you gear!
    - bring a bag or two to carry home your swap findings
    - except for the real gems (which will we store for the next Glam Slam), all the left over gear will be gifted to charity

    MINNEAPOLIS–Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Gamut Gallery presents the spring installment of their biannual event Glam Slam. This is not an ordinary clothing swap; at this event, guests model swap-treasures in a professional photobooth. Everyone becomes part of the entertainment as their antics are documented to a hip, eclectic soundtrack.  Professional hair and makeup stations will be provided, all included in admission. Presale tickets are $12 available at Gamut Gallery in downtown Minneapolis or at brownpapertickets.com or at the door for $15.

    Guests enter through the gallery, where there will be a brief reception against the backdrop of  drawing exhibit, “The Lost Art,” curated by local art icon Scott Seekins. Ticket holders are then welcomed into the gallery’s studio downstairs where the swap takes place. All guests’ swap contributions are folded and hung in the studio in an avant-garde, pop-up boutique. Guests are welcome to take home whatever they choose; all swap acquisitions are included in the price of admission. Glam Slam veterans have been known to instigate outrageous photoshoots, recruiting newcomers into off-the-wall outfits and hilarious poses.

    Ticket holders will receive: entry to the party with soundtrack provided by The DJ Bob Marino and light refreshments; a convenient and fun way to charitably gift clothing, accessories and outerwear of any size, style or season; access to professionally lit photo booth backdrops and props; photos available via facebook; access to professional make-up artist station and hair stylist station; access to a private dressing room; and any swap goods they choose.

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