Tag Archive: Dan Souligny

  1. From Us

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    FEATURING: Abraham Lule, Alexis Politz, Anne Ulku, Briana Layne, Booka B, Christopher Alday, Dan Souligny, Dana Christopherson, Destiny Davison, Evan Weselmann, Fiona Avocado, Gina McMillen, Jamie Owens, Jared Maire, Lindsey Made This, María José Castillo, Maximilian Mauracher, Meghan McDilda, Melissa Sisk, Miles Taylor, Milton Un, Molly McDougall, Nicholas Straight, Paige Guggemos, Sara Paul Kahn, Schuyler Huber, Shivani Parasnis, Studio on Fire, Ted Kusio & Thy Doan.

    We began with thirty untitled and unauthored poems by Molly-Margaret Johnson & Kareem Rahma. By eliminating titles and byline for each poem, the audience is given an opportunity to connect more viscerally with the work by having to read between the lines without preconceptions of race, gender or sexual orientation. The outcome is an ouroboros of words written by two uniquely different individuals coming together.

    Johnson & Rahma’s poetry was then shared with local and national typographers, illustrators and designers who were challenged to conceive a personal rendition of the selected poem of their choice. Through screen print, letterpress, hand lettering, and various illustrative elements, they will produce posters that push the viewer’s interpretation, adding yet a third layer of complexity to the written prose.

    The culmination of this process extends to those who will visit the gallery to experience From Us. Featuring bold, fluid, high contrast, and vibrant visual representations, the gallery walls will be filled with content that will connect with viewers. We anticipate engaging, perception-bending conversations filled with an appreciation and respect for differences as the outcome.

    Molly-Margaret & Kareem are from Saint Paul, MN living in Brooklyn New York. They are gay, straight, Egyptian, American, male, female, depressed, hilarious and love Hamm’s on tap.

    Molly-Margaret Johnson is a gay, sagittarius, sex-positive internet freak and writer. She is based in Brooklyn, NY and runs the instagram account @whatswrongwithmollymargaret which covers dating, sex, confidence, queerness, self love and romance.

    Kareem Rahma is an Egyptian-American poet, media entrepreneur, and writer/actor/producer living and working in New York City. He runs the instagram account @kareem and his debut poetry collection We Were Promised Flying Cars was released by Pioneer Works in 2019.

    OPENING NIGHT: Thursday March 5th, 2020
    7pm – 10pm // $5, Free for Members
    Music selections by Ramses Alacron & Ruby Hind
    A collaborative exhibition of multidimensional artistic processes between poets,Molly-Margaret Johnson and Kareem Rahma, alongside 30 local and national designers.

    ARTIST TALK: Saturday March 7th, 2020
    11am – 1pm // $10 pre-sale. $15 door • Free for Members
    We recommend purchasing in advance. Sweet treats, sparkly beverages, and coffee from Segue will be provided.
    Join moderator Jade Patrick alongside poets Molly-Margaret Johnson & Kareem Rahma in a discussion of engaging, perception-bending conversations filled with an appreciation and respect for differences. 

    6:30pm – 8:30pm • $40/artist for a 90 minute group session, 30 seats available. Join Amira, of AMF Artist Business Management Services, for an interactive presentation covering strategies to enhance audience engagement.  This event is mostly intended for artists who are looking to increase current sales, though artists at any stage will learn techniques and concepts that will help them sell their art.

    7pm-10pm // $5 • Free for Members
    This spring we were going to be creating works to be sold at the Annual Simpson Housing Fundraiser: Art 4 Shelter.
    Find original artworks on paper by emerging and established artists -and- a benefit for Simpson Housing Services. Each 5×7″ piece will sell for $35, the cost of housing someone for one night at the overnight shelter :  www.simpsonhousing.org/shop

    BEHIND THE POSTER FINALE: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
    7pm // Click link: www.mplsart.com
    Hosted with mplsart & Gamut Director Cassie Garner
    FEATURING DESIGNERS: Alexis Politz, Anne Ulku, Evan Weselmann, Destiny Davison, Gina McMillen, Fiona Avocado, Ted Kusio, Nicholas Straight, Maximilian Mauracher, Melissa Sisk, and Sara Paul Kahn

  2. Beyond Structure

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    MINNEAPOLIS–March 23 through May 4, 2013, Gamut Gallery will show four emerging fine artists, as they experiment with abstraction.  Schuyler Huber curates Dan Souligny, Jarad Jensen and Cameron T. Bouwens to join him in creating exploitative new works, specifically for the Beyond Structure exhibit.  The artists work primarily in acrylic on canvas, incorporating screen printing and other media with varying levels of collaboration.

    All four exhibitors make a living producing art.  In this experiment for Gamut Gallery, they step away from the structure of the work they do for a paycheck, while also stepping away from the representational.  One draws inspiration from precision architecture, another from rusting rail road cars.  Their point of intersection lies in the use of pattern, perspective and spontaneity.

    Schuyler Huber currently works as a freelance painter, muralist and screen printer.  He is part of Black Collar, a professional design and screen printing collective.  His mural work is prolific throughout the Twin Cities and he performs increasingly as a live painter.  Huber began his studies at MCAD as a Comic Arts major.  Living and working in the Whittier, Seward and Pillsbury Neighborhoods exposed him to a diverse community of graffiti and mural artists.  Huber began to experiment with brushwork and abstract patterns, graduating with a degree in Drawing and Painting.  His current experiments have led him to calligraphy and sign painting.

    Dan Souligny is the founder of Black Collar, which is finding success as a local, independent business and artist collective.  He specializes in the screen printing that his business centers around, but experiments with incorporating diverse media into his own art.  His freelance work includes branding and marketing for Project Know, and artwork for local charities.  He earned a degree in graphic design from MCAD in 2009, where he also studied illustration.

    Jarad Jensen is a freelance designer and illustrator, working in still and motion graphics.  He has created work for organizations such as The Mayo Clinic and the MPLS collective.  His personal work employs painting as a vehicle to explore form and space, free from outside constraints.  Jensen spent design internships with Paper Darts Magazine, and notable, local illustrator Michael Gaughan.  He completed his BFA in Illustration last year, but spent the first half of his time at MCAD as a painting major.

    Cameron T. Bouwens is a freelance muralist and painter.  He recently translated this work into his own business: Ice Cold Industries.  He has worked for commercial business and individuals in Minnesota, California and Florida.  In 2012 he created a 100 foot mural at the Sarasota Chalk Festival and produced two solo shows.  Bouwens transitioned into fine art from his beginnings as a graffiti artist, honing his skills painting unconventional spaces.  His grandfather and great-grandfather were both sign and billboard painters, something that Bouwens now finds connection with as he works.

    Click here for pictures from the opening!