GRAND OPENING: Saturday June 9th, 2012
Gamut Gallery celebrated its grand opening with a multimedia indoor/outdoor exhibit – “ARTifacts in the Gallery, Live CoLab in the Alley” – as part of the Northern Spark Festival. Veterans of the space were familiar with the alleyway entrance, which lead one past a trail of visual artists. They created original works and collaborations in real time to fresh electronic sounds curated by the Slam Academy. Alternatively, guests entered through the front door to be greeted by an interactive video display, classic framed artwork on white gallery walls, and more on the loop back through the alley. The event lasted until sunrise.
The debut exhibit featured new works by Brant Kingman and Silvia Yordanova, sculpture by Hannah Howard, motion graphics by Brad Nesseth, projection mapping by Jim Weiss and Playatta, and live painting by James Khani, Schuyler Huber, Beaver, Matthew Task, and Peyton. Funky experimental electronic music played all night by Ghost Band, Sex Burger, Apollo Cobra, James Patrick, and more. Organic juice and refreshments were made onsite by Nuri – “Nourishment as a Conduit.”
Brant Kingman “Embrace” | monoprint and watercolor on paper | 11” by 14” | 2012
Silvia Yordanova “Arrangement II” | watercolor on paper | 11” x 15” | 2012
Matthew Task painting at an event earlier this year. Task was at the opening with aerosol in hand.