Artwork above by Jacob Spriggs
MINNEAPOLIS – Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – This year, Gamut Gallery’s “C4W: 2013” call-for-works show was entrusted to three local artists to jury and curate: arts writer and gallerist Nathaniel Smith, printmaker Ash Marlene Hane, and multi-disciplinary artist Jesse Draxler. The resulting collection shows the depth of variety in minimalism and a range of moods from within the void. For the C4W Exhibit Finale, the blank canvas of sound will be entrusted to multi-instrumentalist Jacob Grun. He will create a soundscape in harmony with the surrounding imagery. Free admission is made possible in part by sponsorship from Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Opening night of C4W was a well-attended evening with local artists, gallerists and art supporters there to weigh in on the quality of the works. Several praised the exhibit for its “cohesion,” a challenging feat for an open submission juried show. The video installation piece, “Perfection” by Nicholas Knutson, engaged crowds of people with interactive audio and physical aspects. Another favorite was the large sculpture “This Isn’t a Surrender But I Would Be Hard-Pressed to Convince Otherwise,” by Nicholas Carroll, which combines an artist’s stool, blinds and other materials to create an object of contemplation. The collection is especially suited for those interested in investing in art, with each piece priced 500 dollars or less.
Grun is widely known as the front man of local band “Me and My Arrow.” In the last year the band played several shows at First Avenue alongside Touch People, Joan of Arc and Chris Cohen. Grun is the lead singer/ songwriter, guitarist and studio producer for the group. For nearly a decade, he has owned the storied recording studio Sound Gallery, a supportive resource for local musicians and bands. There, Grun has honed the art of bringing community together through music in a unique and exciting atmosphere. At the C4W Exhibit Finale, Grun will provide a mysterious one-man set.
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