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  1. Art Is My Weapon : MN

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    FEATURED ARTISTS: Betsy Alwin, Heather Doyle (Chicago Fire Arts Center), Allen D. Christen, George Roberts, Rachel Joseph, Bill Jeter (Youth Project), Nikayla Neal, Jeon Neal, Omarion Neal, Margie Rotondo, John Schuerman, Melodee Strong, Sean G. Phillips, David Goldes, Maria Cristina Tavera, Nikki McComb, Kenneth Caldwell, Ashley Fairbanks, Mike Klein, David Ekdahl, Julie Landsman, Marnette Doyle, Jason Ramey, Donny Gettinger, Christopher Alday, Michael Duffy and Jennifer Davis.

    Pillsbury United Communities presents the local exhibit “Art Is My Weapon” at Gamut Gallery. Inspired by the national traveling exhibition, Guns In The Hands of Artists produced by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Art Is My Weapon is an outgrowth of that project that came to the Twin Cities in the summer of 2016.  Guns In the Hands of Artists was first organized in New Orleans in the mid 1990’s by artist Brian Borrello and Jonathan Ferrara to create a conversation about guns and gun violence in our society by bringing the conversation in the realm of art as the language for dialogue. In August of 2016, Pillsbury United Communities – in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department – conducted a gun buyback to remove guns from the street with no questions asked. We collected up to 250 guns that were decommissioned and disseminated to locally recognized artists to use as raw materials in their art.

    Painters, glass artists, sculptors, photographers, poets, and other artists used the decommissioned firearms to make works of art that address the issue of guns and gun violence in America. Each artist used the guns in their medium to express a thought, make a statement, open a discussion and stimulate thinking about guns in our culture.

    Art is My Weapon is curated locally by Nikki McComb of Pillsbury United Communities and John Schuerman of Instinct Gallery.

    OPENING NIGHT
    Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 7-11pm
    Spoken Word Artist: Chadwick “Niles” Phillips of Avant Garde

    FINALE NIGHT
    Friday Oct 27th, 2017, 7pm – 9pm
    Panel Discussion & Artists Talk 8pm

    FULL EXHIBIT HOURS
    Thursday Oct 19th, 7-11pm
    Friday Oct 20th, 1-7pm
    Saturday Oct 21st, 1-7pm
    Thursday Oct 26th, 1-7pm
    Friday Oct 27th, 1-7pm

    Pillsbury United Communities is honored to host this exhibition in Minnesota as a means to continue the conversation about guns and gun-violence in our communities. With support from Greater Twin Cities United Way, Gary and Chris Cohen, The Kents, the Office of Mayor Betsy Hodges, Tubman, The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, and LEVEL, the partners hope to bring to light the increasing gun-violence affecting our community and spark unbiased conversations and responsible solutions.

    About Pillsbury United Communities Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families, and community as a whole. We design solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs—from education, to employment, to health—while continually investing in our own capacity to innovate and improve. We’re creating a new model for nonprofit organizations with our interconnected system of programs, community centers, and social enterprises connects with over 63,000 individuals each year. More information about Pillsbury United Communities is available at www.pillsburyunited.org.

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

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    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

  3. C4W: 2016 Exhibit Finale Featuring ARIADNE

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    C4W: 2016 Exhibit Finale featuring ARIADNE – closing reception of Gamut Gallery’s annual “C4W: Call 4 Works” exhibition curated by Lindsay Nohl, featuring a cross-venue premiere of Sean Connaughty’s short film “Is This Your’s?”; and a live performance from touring A/V duo ARIADNE, with an opening set from Michael Masaru Flora.
     
    For the closing reception of C4W: 2016, the gallery welcomes a special performance from ARIADNE, on tour as part of their ongoing “Observance” multimedia performance series, which was premiered at the 2016 CURRENTS New Media Festival in Santa Fe, NM in June. An A/V experimental sacred music duo from Brooklyn, New York, ARIADNE is comprised of Christine Lanx and Benjamin Forest. Incorporating modern chant-like vocalises, Anglican choral textures, and percussive soundscapes in dense multi-sensory layers, the duo flawlessly bridge the two worlds of ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the post-modern. Through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, ARIADNE create a captivating live performance.
     
    Observance is an audio/visual performance that draws from themes of ecstatic visions, the eternal feminine and dream symbolism depicted in a digital landscape of infinite environments and harsh textures. The performance system developed by ARIADNE for Observance explores the improvisatory interplay of music and visuals mediated by machine learning, physics simulation and motion analysis techniques.
     
    The evening will also feature the premiere of “Is This Yours?,” a short video piece from local artist Sean Connaughty that will be simultaneously released that night at 15 different venues in Minneapolis. Connaughty has been been working on a large environmental art project that is cleaning up Lake Hiawatha. The larger story is that he’s discovered that massive amounts of trash go down the storm sewers all over the city and end up in our lakes and the river. With installations at the Weisman and Form + Content gallery recently in conjunction with this project and several local and national press write-ups, this artful video is the perfect storytelling companion piece.
     
    Finally, this event will be the last chance to view “C4W: 2016” at Gamut Gallery. The exhibition features work from twenty-four artists out of a diverse pool of submissions. Hailing from a background of illustration and design, choosing work that communicated well was a top priority for guest curator Lindsay Nohl. The artists selected for the show represent confident creators whose artistic voices were strong, vibrant and intentional in the way they handled their media and craftsmanship. The exhibit highlights the concepts of readability and response, examining the mindset that you cannot separate the choices an artist makes in their approach to a piece from the final product. It’s all part of the work.
     
    ARIADNE is an A/V experimental sacred music duo from Brooklyn, New York comprised of Christine Lanx and Benjamin Forest. With a focus on interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the post-modern, ARIADNE flawlessly bridge the two worlds through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances. Past/future performances: MIT List Visual Arts Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Elastic Arts (Chicago), Harvestworks (NY), University of Idaho, University of Denver, Reverse Gallery (NY), Trans-Pecos (NY), Bunker Projects (PA), DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery (Chicago), and Gallery 788 (Baltimore).
     
    MICHAEL MASARU FLORA is a Minneapolis based sound artist. His interest is in the exploration of sound via research and artistic practice. Through performance, installation, and recording he creates pieces that examine sonic morphology, spatialization, and human perception.
     
    SEAN CONNAUGHTY is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He currently is a professor of art at The University of Minnesota, where he has taught painting and drawing since 2000. Recently Mr. Connaughty has shown his work in Germany, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York City and Minneapolis. Recently he served as a jury member for the Omani Fine Art Society, in Muscat, Oman by invitation of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. He has also served as a juror for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Assafeer Art Competition” an exhibition of Saudi Artists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Sean Connaughty received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his Masters of Fine Arts Degree from The Savannah College of Art and Design.
     
    LINDSAY NOHL is the founder of Light Grey Art Lab, a Minneapolis gallery and collaborative arts space that brings together creatives from around the world to exhibit work, share process, collaborate and learn. Light Grey Art Lab has been featured on the websites of CNN, Kotaku, DesignWorkLife, Forbes and Nintendo Magazine. She has been a speaker on collaboration at GOOD Magazine; a panelist on Creative Business at ICON 9 and the Illustration Conference; a judge at for Adobe’s Creative Jam; and a lecturer at the Science Museum of Minnesota for her work at Light Grey Art Lab.

  4. C4W : 2016 Open Call for Work Exhibit

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    FEATURED ARTISTS: Christopher Palbicki, David R. Woolley, Don White, Donny Gettinger, Erik Andersen, Erik Farseth, Gena LaMothe, Hilary Greenstein, Jacob Eidem, James Zucco, Jane Wunrow, Jesse Aylsworth, K. Daphnae Koop, Karlijn Holzenthal, Kelly Kinnunen, Kevin Weeden, Kyle And, Lou Lou, Luke T. Benson, Margarita Sikorskaia, Natalia Berglund, Neal Breton, Pat Callahan, Seth Young

    For Gamut Gallery’s fourth annual “C4W: Call 4 Works” juried art exhibition, LGAL gallery founder and artist Lindsay Nohl has selected artwork from twenty-four artists out of a diverse pool of submissions. Hailing from a background of illustration and design, choosing work that communicated well was a top priority. The artists selected for the show represent confident creators whose artistic voices were strong, vibrant and intentional in the way they handled their media and craftsmanship.

    Though no theme is required in the original submission guidelines, each C4W curator has brought to the table their own unique perspective of and interpretation to the submitted works. This personalized stamp establishes an underlying theme or recurring motif that is a connective thread weaving together the exhibition. Throughout the selection process, Nohl was drawn to the elements of intention and communication, which can be seen in the clear and clever representation of emotions, stories and moments in the final chosen body of work. In each piece, the viewer can sense the personal behind the presented.

    “There’s always something very revealing about a personal body of work — it’s a self portrait without being a self portrait,” Nohl said about her selection. “Each work speaks volumes of the creator’s intentions, and their thoughtfulness in the execution of their themes. This body of work is a mix of very representational works amongst stylized illustrative work, and abstract pieces with collage and photography. I believe the works chosen are both strong pieces alone and within the context of the group exhibition.”

    Join us for an exhibit that highlights the concepts of readability and response, examining the mindset that you cannot separate the choices an artist makes in their approach to a piece from the final product. It’s all part of the work.

    OPENING RECEPTION
    Friday, November 4th 2017 7-11pm
    $5 admission with a live synth set from Modwell

    COLAB ART NIGHT
    Thursday, November 17th 2017 7–11pm
    Admission $5
    All visual disciplines welcome: painting, drawing, sewing, projections, photography, design, sculpture, and more.

    EXHIBIT FINALE
    Friday, November 18th 7-11pm
    $10 admission with touring group ARIADNE from NY

    Lindsay Nohl is the founder of Light Grey Art Lab, a Minneapolis gallery and collaborative arts space that brings together creatives from around the world to exhibit work, share process, collaborate and learn. Light Grey Art Lab has been featured on the websites of CNN, Kotaku, DesignWorkLife, Forbes and Nintendo Magazine. She has been a speaker on collaboration at GOOD Magazine; a panelist on Creative Business at ICON 9 and the Illustration Conference; a judge at for Adobe’s Creative Jam; and a lecturer at the Science Museum of Minnesota for her work at Light Grey Art Lab.

    Nohl is also the owner and lead designer of Paper Bicycle LLC, a product and surface design company in Minneapolis. Retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Tazo Tea, Radisson, and Sephora, among others, have produced her work in the home, stationery, apparel, and gift markets.

    Nohl has published a number of projects including the Girls: Fact + Fiction, an eighty-page celebration of flesh-and-bone as well as fictional heroines, and In Place: Wish You Were Here, which focuses on the beauty of Earth’s most intriguing spaces. She also contributed to Rolemodels: The Battle for Vyk’ Tornaahl, an artist-deck and RPG fantasy card game; the Great Personality visual novel series; Dream Arcade, a 27-level platformer video game; and most recently, COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, retelling the stories of the night sky through the metaphors in the sky.

    Nohl is in her thirteenth year of teaching at MCAD in the Illustration Department. She has also taught at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the former College of Visual Arts. She has been a board member of the Twin Cities Licensing Group and a member of the Craft and Hobby Association and AIGA.

    MODWELL
    Zach Bleier aka Modwell is a 5+ year electronic music producer and performer. He passionately uses his love and knowledge of sound to communicate emotions and energy, and moves people on the dance floor. Deeply dedicated to his craft, he delivers a powerful genre-bending live performance where he creates all original music on the fly using synthesizers and other analog hardware. He studied sound locally at the Institute for Production and Recording, and is MOOG Pro Certified . Listen to his music on Soundcloud.