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  1. Spit Shade

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    An exhibit of local & national tattoo artists curated by Lindsee Boyer and Nate Vincent Szklarski. Opening night doubles as official opening for the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention.

     

    FEATURED ARTISTS: Adam Underwood, Alex Gregory, Andrew Travis, Anthony Elliott II, Bleach, Bradley Trotter, Cody Goins, Charlie Forbes, Chris Chapman, Chris Dobransky, Chris Krapohl, Collin Rigsby, Daniel Jimenez, Dave Tieman, Emmanuel Mendoza, Frog, Gabby Maravelas, Garrett Rautio, Isaac Brethauer, J. Adams, Jack Gribble, Jamie Thomas, Jason Walstrom, Jeremiah Kanne, Jeremy Calverley, Jesse Heike, Jessie McNally, Joseph Christensen, Joshua Strand, Julie Freeland, Kyle Mack,Kyle Skyer, Lindsee Bee, Marina Berry, Marissa Wunders, Poohki, Matt Zins, Max VK, Mike Grant, Nate Vincent Szklarski, Nick  Hams, Reid Gosmire, Richard Hudson, Ryan “Opie” Mueller, Sampson Hurley, Simeon Nelson, Spencer Hodgson, Taylor Dees, Troy Timple, Wayne Evans.

    An art form with an over 1,000 year history, tattooing is slowly losing the rebellion stigma that it previously held, with roughly one in five Americans now claiming one. Through changing social norms powered in part by the online era and a new generation of tattoo consumers, the art form is slowly gaining acknowledgement within fine-art communities. Partnering with local Minneapolis tattoo artists Lindsee Boyer of Bee Ink and Nate Vincent Szklarski of Saint Sabrina’s, Gamut Gallery presents Spit Shade, an exhibit of original artwork created by tattoo artists.

    The initial idea for Spit Shade was to create an exhibition space reminiscent of a tattoo shop waiting area covered with flash designs. While affinity for those classic designs is in some ways a prerequisite for this line of work, most tattoo artists find their way into tattooing through an early interest in the arts and continue their individual art practice outside the shop. As planning progressed, the curators decided to broaden the scope of the exhibit and encourage tattoo artists to explore other media and inspirations. As stated by Nate, “as a tattooer I know that I love to create body art for people, but at the end of the day nothing feels more passionate than putting down the machine and picking up a brush and creating something that ultimately is mine from start to finish.” While many of the artworks exhibited will retain the spirit of tattoo art, the organizers are excited to see what experiments and innovations will be created.

    Spit Shade provides an opportunity to not only bring the robust and varied Minnesota tattoo community together, but also to include artists from other states who will be coming to town for the annual Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention. Opening night of the exhibit will double as the official opening party for the convention and will feature DJ No Pants, playing music from the likes of the Kinks and other 1960’s, & 70’s bands & hip-hop hits from the 90’s

    • Top image by Nate Vincent Szklarski
    • Bottom image by Adam Underwood

    Official MPLS Tattoo Arts Convention Opener:
    Thursday January 4th, 7-11pm // $5 w/ DJ No Pants
    Playing the bands from the 1960’s, & 70’s + hip-hop hits from the 90’s

     

    EXHIBIT FINALE:
    Saturday January 20th, 5-8pm // FREE w/ DJ Bobby Kahn
    Bringing the Funk as only Bobby Khan, Kahn…

    Exhibition Runs through January 20th:
    FREE open hours Thursdays – Saturdays 1-7pm

  2. Gamut Turns 4

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    For the past four years, Gamut has proudly shared a birthday alongside the vibrant energy that Northern Spark lends the city. Although we are not officially part of this year’s festival, we have a few things up our sleeves to join in the revelry. If you’ve celebrated with us in the past, you know how lively our parties can get. For this year’s birthday, Gamut’s walls will be filed with bewitching art from Ineffable, a collaborative exhibition of mixed media and photography between artist Ramses Alarcon Sanchez and 11 local photographers. The artwork examines perception and explores the transcendental.

    We welcome back the genre-obliterating project, Genrebeast for their second CD release party featuring the sophisticated, cinematic electronica sounds of duo KPT and Gus Watkins DEATHDANCE. Genrebeast is a visceral art/sound experience that puts Gamut Gallery at the epicenter of a 6-month-long music residency and features five album releases from five contradistinctive bands to coincide with five exhibition finales. Gamut is proud to host this series that merges an audience of art and music lovers alike for sensory exploration.

    Music will continue into the night with sets from rap act RP HOOKS, deep house and techno from Berndt & Ryote of Kajunga Records, and soulful grunge-folk from Half Tramp. Plus, a live performance piece meets acoustic act from our friends Qassandra & Apollo, comedy courtesy of the new cable access show  “And Now It’s”, and a live VJ feed from Omen projected onto our backyard patio. Also, because Gamut just loves to ‘go out on a limb,’ we’ll be showcasing an experimental twist on live body painting – live mannequin painting. We’ve invited some of our favorite local artists (including Repo, Erin Sayer, Greta Claire, Benjamin Wuest, Jacob Eidem, Alex Gregory and more) to dissemble mannequins and paint/draw/embellish their signature styles onto a limb/body part. At the end of the night, the adorned limbs will sold as memorandums in an auction to support future programming at Gamut Gallery.

    Come for the art and music, stay for the party and help us raise a toast to thank the local art community for four fantastic years of continued support and for letting us be the innovative, aberrant gallery that we are.