Tag Archive: Brian Matthew Hart

  1. Sq2 [Squared] :100 New works each 10″x10″

    Comments Off on Sq2 [Squared] :100 New works each 10″x10″


    FEATURED ARTISTS: Alex Poepping, Alexandra Motz, Amelia LeBarron, Ana Taylor, Andres Guzman, Barret Lee, Brett Early, Biafra, Blaster, Booka B, Boxy Mouse, Brian Matthew Hart, Bunny Portia, Cassie Garner, Chris Larson, Christopher Sorenson, Dalsen, Dana Schmakel, Derek Meier, Donny Gettinger, Erica Parrott, Genie Castro, Impeach, I.V. Hills, Jade Patrick, Jamie Owens, Jaye McGilvrey, Jane Wunrow, Jesse Aylsworth, Kyle Quinn, Lindsee Bee, Lizardman, Miles Taylor, Natalia Berglund, Nate Vincent Szklarski, Neal Breton, Nicholas Harper, Nicholas Knutson, Medusa, Paige Guggemos, Phaedra Odelle, Repo, Ry Johnson, Ryan Hughes, Shye, stace of spades, Tierney Houdek, Therd, Wundr and Yuya Negishi

    For her first solo curation, Gamut Gallery co-owner Cassie Garner hand-selected a roster of national and local artists whose artwork highlights the bold energy and aesthetics of her personal taste. Using a 10” x 10” dimension constraint, each artist was asked to produce two pieces which speak to the collectable nature of tiny art and showcased their unique skill and artistic voice. Running the gamut of art styles, Sq2 features illustration, street art, graphic design, collage, abstract, photography, glitch, and mixed media. Unobtrusive yet not to be overlooked, compact art is the digestible alternative to its counterpart. Perfect for the apartment dweller or first time art buyer, tiny art begs to be collected, pairs well with others and carries a non-committal feel.

    Uniting Gamut’s past with present, this exhibit welcomes back a handful of artists in Gamut’s repertoire, including Yuya Negishi, Bunny Portia, Paige Guggemos, Erin Sayer and members of the Rogue Citizen artist collective. A co-curator of last year’s Guerrilla Girls-inspired feminist exhibition, Second Sex, Genie Castro’s work explores the challenges of life as an artist, wife, mother and woman through the use of bold monotypes, masterful strokes, layers of vibrant color and subtle detail which brim with kinetic energy. Formerly a Minneapolite, currently NY-based, Kyle Quinn first showed at Gamut during the group exhibition medley, C4W. With nods to photographer icons Nan Goldin and Robert Mapplethrope and a splash of 70’s gay erotica, Quinn’s work explores the subversive and intensely personal.

    Sq2 also features a few culturally known Gamut newcomers, including Booka B, Erica Parrot, Shön Troth, I.V. Hills, and Nicholas Harper, owner of Rogue Buddha Gallery. Best known for his portraits of women with elongated necks, Harper’s work examines magical realism and is heavily influenced by Russian and Orthodox Iconography, as well as literature and philosophy. Based in Las Vegas, street artist and zine writer, Shye creates anime-inspired illustrations and paintings. Whether using floral pastels, stark monochromatics, or captivating hues, her linework is sharp, leaning towards geometric shapes, patterns and mandala designs. Mash-ups both in concept and method, newcomer, Chris Larson’s illustrative works use digital, printmaking and bookbinding techniques to create queer meditations on beauty, identity, the environment and the esoteric.

    OPENING RECEPTION
    Saturday, August 26th 7-11pm // $5 or FREE with membership
    Featuring MODWELL & PFunkus

    EXHIBIT FINALE
    Friday, September 8th 7-11pm // $10 or FREE with membership
    Featuring a live DJ set from BOOKA B + a variety of
    performances that will take place in a 10’ x 10’ square

    EXTENDED GIFT SHOP OPEN HOURS
    Thursday, Friday & Saturdays 1-7pm
    Or by appointment

  2. PBR Art Showcase: Minneapolis

    Comments Off on PBR Art Showcase: Minneapolis

    PBR_FBv4


    FEATURED ARTISTS: Wundr, Goat, Amy Bambi Wendt, Pseudo Manitou, Caitlin Karolczak, Brian Matthew Hart, Greta Claire, Angel Hawari, Dan Wieken and REPO

     

    When you open a crisp can of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR), it’s unlikely that your immediate thought involves art. PBR has been working to change that with “PBRart,” a boundary-less “call for art” devoted to merging the brand logo with artists from across the country. This year, Gamut Gallery is proud to be part of the second Minneapolis edition of a nation-wide art showcase series dedicated to the iconic PBR logo which highlights our own local visual artists.

     

    Beyond simply ubiquitously known and frequently drank, PBR has been a heavy supporter of the Minneapolis arts scene for many years. This year Gamut Gallery celebrates three years of sponsorship and this exhibit embodies our appreciation. For this one-night only event, we’ve selected 10 artists – as eclectic as the PBR drinkers themselves – to create new, original, PBR-inspired art pieces which incorporate elements of the logo and capture the essence of its culture. In addition to the PBR pieces, the participating artists are invited to showcase non-PBR-related works that represent each artist’s individual style, setting the stage for an eclectic exhibition of unpredictable nature.

    The exhibit’s reception will feature live painting in Gamut’s back courtyard from local creative collective, Rogue Citizen, plus sets from DJ Truckstache and friends.

    ONE NIGHT ONLY
    Friday, Sept. 9th 2016, 7-11pm
    Free and open to the public