Ubiquitous –  A solo exhibition featuring Emily Quandahl’s ethereal abstract compositions connecting her past, present, and future.

This fall, Gamut Gallery is elated to welcome Emily Quandahl for her first gallery-represented solo exhibition, Ubiquitous.

As a representation of self, this body of work exemplifies both the familiar and the transportive in the evolution of Emily Quandahl’s work. A variety of vibrant acrylics, dyes, tile mosaics, stitched canvas, and loose pigments replicate the ethereal sanctuaries that have provided Emily comfort through many seasons of her life and through her transformation as an artist. The wide array of mediums is an example of the life cycle of an artist, moving to a new chapter of creation as the process holds new meaning. Emily’s most recent modus operandi relies on instinctive and meditative painting, letting go of control as to fully and authentically record her experience through these organic compositions. Beginning intuitively on the floor with malleable diluted acrylics, Emily then fuses canvases by hand stitching them together to form a perfectly balanced process of intentional manipulation and cathartic expression.

“As an artist, I record the space and moments around me by finding visual harmonies between contrasting subjects, deconstructing the expected, and putting the pieces back together. I view my life through different forms of balance, whether it be organic vs structured, chaos vs calm, or dark vs light. To me, there is a beauty that comes from the tension that is created by two contrasting visual languages having a conversation.

In every studio session, I throw away preconceived notions of what my work should be and trust my intuitive instinct to lead me in the direction necessary to express myself in the moment. My artistic journey has been built on a foundation of trust, experimentation, and constant evolution throughout practice.  This mindset allows me a sense of vulnerability as I find relationships between musical movements, instinctual marking, and planned line-work to take in and record the space and events around me.” – Emily Quandahl

Friday, October 13th // 7-9PM
This evening will be for our Members and Emily’s collectors to get an intimate look at her newest works before we open to the public on Saturday Night.
• Membership or Invitation required

Saturday, October 14th  // 7-10PM
Featuring Emily Quandahl’s newest collection she created for Ubiquitous
$10 presales available
• $15 day of the event, FREE for members
• DJ set by Pastrami  in the courtyard

Thursday, October 26th // 7pm
A multifaceted conversation and a look into the mind, process, and inspirations of Emily Quandahl
Mediated by Russ White of MPLSART
• $5 presales coming soon!
• $10 day of the event
• Free for Gamut Gallery Members

Saturday, November 11, 2023 // 7pm – 11pm
(no regular open hours at the gallery this day in preparation for the event)
21+ event, Must be a Gamut Gallery Member to attend
• This special evening is in celebration of our Gamut Gallery Membership Community. The evening will be filled with libations, dancing, art & live music.
• Admittance with Gallery Membership, become a Member today!

As a Gamut Gallery member, you receive free admission to all exhibition openings and closings, as well as invitations and discounted tickets to preview events, such as VIP access to our annual Raging Art On holiday marketplace. Gallery members are committed to the local art scene and we celebrate them bi-annually with a Spring Celebration and our black-tie Member’s Gala in the fall.

Emily Quandahl (b. 1994) is a mixed-media painter and muralist based in Minneapolis.  Her compositions utilize bold palettes and textures, starting intuitively on the floor with a base of diluted acrylics.  From there, she draws from experience and impressions of her life through an abstract lens to build up layers until a balance is found, creating a world of its own.  With a background in classical music, her compositions are inherently melodic in their movements, creating an ethereal world that transports the viewer into the layers of paint.