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  1. 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

  2. Raging Art On : 2016

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    Join us the 2nd weekend of December for Gamut Gallery’s annual holiday shopping event! #RagingArtOn is five days of floor-to-ceiling “uncurated” artwork and handcrafted merchandise from more than 50 local artists. Come for the art; stay for the party – every night features local DJ’s spreading the good holiday party vibes.

    FEATURED ARTISTS: Amanda Weber, Ana Taylor, Andrew D. Wiechman, Angel Hawari, Barret Lee, Benjamin Wuest, Ben Sagmoe, Bethany Birnie, Biafra Inc., Boxy Mouse, Brant Kingman, Brookita Corazón, Cassie Garner, Chromanttica, CL Martin, Don White, Erin Sayer, Fabrik Marge, Inna Royzenfeld, Jacob Eidem, James Kloiber, Jennifer Hunt, Jesse Golfis, Jesse Quam, Jodi Bee, June Moon, Kate Renee, Katie Anne, GOAT, Cheeky Hendricks, Lauren Ries, Lindsey Rivera, Linnea Doyle, Lizardman, Mari Navarro, Matthew Huck, Matt Massive, Miles Taylor, Morgan Pease, Moustache Jim, Neal Breton, Phaedra Odelle, Pseudo Manitou, Rachel Andrzejewski, Rachel Schroeder, Renee Chartier, REPO, Rodrigo Oñate, Russ White, Shanna Allyn, Scott Seekins, Tierney Houdek, Tony “Etones” Larson, Wundr, Yuya Negishi

    DATES & HOURS: Wed – Sat, Dec 7th-10th, 1-10pm  & Sun, Dec 11th, 1-5pm

    A holiday sale in a gallery setting, Gamut Gallery provides a fun-filled, consumer conscious alternative to chain stores and mass mall shopping with the 6th annual shopping event, Raging Art On. Described as an “art-happening meets holiday party meets pop-up boutique,” an “uncurated” art experience awaits the adventurous shopper on the hunt for the perfect gift for the artist, musician, writer or other creative maker on their holiday season shopping list. This year, Gamut has extended the annual sale to include an additional day, which means five days, extra hours of epic rummaging and, of course, more time to enjoy the party. We’ve hand-selected the 50+ local artists involved, but they decide what to show and where to show it. What results is a gallery packed from floor to ceiling with paintings, photography, prints, collectibles, handmade apparel, jewelry, housewares, and more.

    The five-day-long event will see performances from DJs James Patrick, Modwell, Danny Sigelman, Juleana Enright, Bobby Kahn, Tony “Etones” Larson, Jesse Lingenfelter, and The Headspace Collective. Come for the art; stay for the party.

    Raging Art On reflects Gamut Gallery’s ethos of community, collaboration, the art of the happening and eco-consciousness. Gifts for sale at this event are handmade locally and are in harmony with the values of those concerned by mainstream holiday effects on our environment and our world — landfills, factory and shipping-caused pollution, issues of outsourcing and fair trade, consumer culture, etc. Raging Art On offers a place to join like-minded people together through art, music, performance and conversation.

    Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon

  3. Prince Art & Sound Tribute

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    THREE DAYS ONLY: Thursday, June 30th – July 2nd // 7-11pm all three nights

    The definitive Prince Tribute show at Gamut Gallery! We know there have been countless tribute shows to honor the Purple One, but this will top them all. With over 60 artists participating, the walls will be packed to the hilt with Prince inspired art of every kind. A three night event, because one just isn’t enough to show our love. Curated by Erin Sayer. Header image by Amanda Downs Champlin.

    The back yard will also be activated with a mural by @Slayivka (the painting team of Liseli Polivka and Erin Sayer), Prince ‘corn hole’, and DJ sets on all three nights!

    Thursday evening 6/30 will kick off with DJ Michael Holtz, a Paisley Park regular, providing sound. $10 cover to benefit Vega Productions. “Vega Productions’ mission and work focus on supporting quality music and art education in schools. Over the past decade, Vega has provided more than 30,000 students with the opportunity to participate in music and art education programs across Minnesota. We believe that students benefit tremendously from quality music and art education and that music and art are integral parts of a whole curriculum.” https://vegaisinstrumental.wordpress.com/

    Friday night 7/1 will be music by The Headspace Collective with Medicinall, Ms Elaine Eos and TeKnO fOx with special guest DJ Nola with a $5 cover.

    Saturday night 7/2 will be James Patrick – Artist and Special Guests Spider J Hamilton,00 and Chester Yo of SexBurger. The venerable Bobby Kahn will lead a special all Prince ‘So You Think You Kahn Dance’ class!

    7-11pm on all three nights. Costumes strongly encouraged!

    ARTISTS
    Aleister White
    Amanda Downs Champlin
    Anderson Illustrations
    Angel Hawari
    Angela Maki North
    Anton Horishnyk
    Bobby Kahn
    Bonnie Eenigenburg
    Brian Matthew Hart
    Caitlin Karolczak
    Cameren Torgerud
    Charlie Forbes
    CL Martin
    Corey McNally
    Daniel Holden
    Danny Sigelman
    Dayna Hudson
    Eli Ejadi
    Erik Ritter
    Erin Sayer
    Janet Morris
    Jeanne Francis
    Jeff Merrill
    Jeffery Gauss
    Jennifer Davis
    Jesse Golfis
    Jesse Quam
    Jessica Gordon
    Jessica Turtle
    Jessie McNally
    Jodi Bee
    Josh Eiberg
    Justine Di Fiore
    Kat Richards
    Kimberley Tornoe
    Kristi Abbott Artist
    Kyle Anderson
    Liseli Polivka
    Louisa Greenstock
    Lynn Leppo
    Mark Balma
    Mark Hayden
    Michael Alan
    Mo Phili
    Nicole Pfeifer
    Peyton Scott Russell
    Ramses Alarcon Sanchez
    Raven Seybolt
    Reed Wilkerson
    Rob McBroom
    Ronald Rudnik
    Rudy Fig
    Sara Syverhus
    Sheila Kargel
    Sherri A. Dahl
    Sherri Faye
    Tanya Boesen Marcella
    Tara Costello
    Terry Crouch
    Tim Carroll
    Toni Walsh
    Tony Rydell
    Val Decheine

  4. 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.

  5. Farewell Handicraft…

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    MINNEAPOLIS – Saturday, September 19, 2015, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. – A celebration of the last three years of art exhibitions and events at Gamut Gallery’s original location. Join us one last time at 1006 Marquette Ave as we bid farewell to the Handicraft Guild and prepare to move to our new space, just 6 blocks away in Elliot Park. Classic fundraiser antics will include a dunk tank with loud members of the Gamut Gallery community tempting the crowd to send ‘em for a splash, and a silent auction of the PBR commissioned murals created on site last year by Erin Sayer,Lizardman and Wundr. A group art exhibition organized by Nathan R. P. Young titled, “The Alleyway Institute” will adorn the walls of the back alley, and live music will include performances by Keith MillionsGarrison Grouse, Midnight Mustafa, and James Patrick. The cost of admission is a suggested donation of $10-$20, but no one will be turned away. Relive the good times shared in this beloved place and show your support.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Sat Sept 19th, 5-9pm: “Farewell Handicraft…Gamut Moving Fundraiser Party”
    • Thurs Oct 1st, 4-8pm: “Open House: Welcome to the New Gamut Gallery”
    • Sat Oct 24th, 6-10pm: Inaugural exhibit featuring new work by J.M. Culver
  6. Erin Sayer: The Tom Robbins Series Exhibit Finale

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    Minneapolis –Thursday, May 7th 2015, 7:00 p.m.exhibit finale for the solo exhibition Erin Sayer: The Tom Robbins Series. For the finale of The Tom Robbins Series, Gamut Gallery wanted to create an atmosphere that embodied the energy of Sayer’s paintings and Robbins’ pop-modern novels. So, we take you into the gallery’s basement studio – an underground space with a cult-following of its own – for an intimate, but lively screening of the Tom Robbins-inspired Gus Van Sant film, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

    A collaboration with cult aficionado and founder of the local alt-film group Trash Film Debauchery (TFD), Theresa Kay, this screening animates the fantastical adventures conceived by Robbins and cultivated by his eccentric characters. Sant’s film, much like Sayer’s visual work, Robbins’ literature and TFD’s cult-philosophy, invites the audience to embrace the bizarre idiosyncrasies of life and celebrate your inner weirdo.

    Tom Robbins’ books are set in a Terence McKenna drenched, feminist, post-70s Americana. New-wave social ideals, spirituality, immortality, creativity, and fantastical adventures populate his mystical, psychedelic tales. A central theme is energy, associating existence with the internal divine, alive in us all. Sayer seeks to capture the Tom Robbins essence. Large oil paintings with saturated colors that depict auras, animals, symbology, occurrences and characterizations encompass the 25 original works on display.

    Theresa Kay has been satisfying your trash film needs for over 11 years after forming Trash Film Debauchery on the U of MN campus in 2003. TFD is currently hosting regular B-movie and cult film screenings at the Trylon microcinema, Turf Club and Uptown Theater. When she’s not knee-deep in schlocky cinema, Theresa spends her time doing theatrical blood and guts effects, mind freaking, and urban beekeeping.

    Since its inception in 2003, Trash Film Debauchery has been regularly screening horror flicks, B-movies, cult faves and other cinematic oddities at Minneapolis’ esoteric theater the Trylon Microcinema, the Uptown Theatre and the Turf Club.

    Erin Sayer is an all-around creative. From running galleries to traveling the country painting murals, she is constantly engaged in artistic endeavors. Her latest projects include operating Cult Status Gallery, completing several local and national mural projects, painting theatre backdrops, and working on the Tom Robbins Series. Later this year, she is beginning a series of oil paintings based on the book ‘American Gods’ by author Neil Gaiman. She is a freelance curator, having curated over 100 art shows and events over the years. Sayer has owned three galleries since 1998, painted over 50 murals locally and around the US, and her paintings inhabit dozens of private and corporate collections. She is available on commission and is always up for a new travel adventure.

  7. Erin Sayer : The Tom Robbins Series

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    Minneapolis – Saturday, April 4th, 2015, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – opening for the solo exhibition Erin Sayer: The Tom Robbins Series. Painter, muralist and gallerist Erin Sayer has spent the last decade creating a painting series based on author Tom Robbins’ novels. Inspired by his detailed character descriptions as an art student in 1994, she set out to immortalize the quirky, philosophical, pop-modern enigmas.

    Tom Robbins’ books are set in a Terence McKenna drenched, feminist, post-70s Americana. New-wave social ideals, spirituality, immortality, creativity, and fantastical adventures populate his mystical, psychedelic tales. A central theme is energy, associating existence with the internal divine, alive in us all. Sayer seeks to capture the Tom Robbins essence. Large oil paintings with saturated colors that depict auras, animals, symbology, occurrences and characterizations encompass the 25 original works on display.

    Last summer, Erin Sayer: The Tom Robbins Series premiered in Robbins’ hometown of Seattle at the Quadrupus Artist Exchange Gallery. While in Seattle for the exhibit opening, Sayer painted a mural at The Blue Moon Tavern. The author attended the unveiling, taking home a painting based on the novel “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.” This is the first showing of Sayer’s Tom Robbins retrospective here in Minneapolis.

    Erin Sayer is an all-around creative. From running galleries to traveling the country painting murals, she is constantly engaged in artistic endeavors. Her latest projects include operating Cult Status Gallery, completing several local and national mural projects, painting theatre backdrops, and working on the Tom Robbins Series. Later this year, she is beginning a series of oil paintings based on the book ‘American Gods’ by author Neil Gaiman. She is a freelance curator, having curated over 100 art shows and events over the years. Sayer has owned three galleries since 1998, painted over 50 murals locally and around the US, and her paintings inhabit dozens of private and corporate collections. She is available on commission and is always up for a new travel adventure.

  8. The Lost Art: Exhibit Finale

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    Thursday April 24th, 7-10PM – Join us at Gamut Gallery as we bid farewell to the “The Lost Art,” curated by Scott Seekins. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

    This collection of hand-drawings challenges expectations of the status quo by addressing controversial issues of our time: transsexuality, war, human health, the food industry, and environmentalism, among others.
    Thrash hip-hop duo G-Biz will debut music from their new EP “Tired of Being Poor” – to be released online the day of the event. http://g-biz.bandcamp.com/

    DJ Miscellaneous will open and close the evening with an eclectic mix of music to expand your mind and make your body move.

    FEATURED ARTISTS
    Erin Sayer, Sara Syverhus, Amina Harper, Angela Sprunger, Aneesa Erinn Adams, Brookita Corazon, Justine Di Fiore, Bryce Davidson, Danielle Jambois Edstrom, Ed Johnson, Stefani McDade, Nate Stottrup, Ethan Heidlebaugh, Laura Bigger, Angel Hawari, Laurie Kigner, Nicholas Straight, Ron Brown, Jesse Quam, Scott Seekins