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From Us: Together Forever Sometimes

Another wonderful exhibit at Gamut Gallery!

Abraham Lule, Alexis Politz, Anne Ulku, Briana Layne, Booka B, Christopher Alday, Dana Christopherson, Dan Souligny, Destiny Davison, Evan Weselmann, Fiona Avocado, Gina McMillen, JamieOwens, Jared Marie, Lindsey Made This, María José Castillo, Maximilian Mauracher, Meghan McDilda, Melissa
Sisk, Miles Taylor, Milton Un, Molly McDougall, Nicholas Straight, Paige Guggemos, Sam Michaels, Sara Paul
Kahn, Schuyler Huber, Shivani Parasnis, 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, woodblock, 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.

ABOUT THE POETS
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. Graduate of Rutger’s BFA conservatory and Rutger’s conservatory at
Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Molly-Margaret is very passionate about experimental theater and
performance art. She is keen on mixed media and interdisciplinary collaboration in her works.
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. He is the founder of Nameless Network and
The Museum of Pizza. Before becoming a full-time artist and entrepreneur, he was a Growth Editor at The New
York Times and the Associate Director of Global Marketing at VICE. Kareem is an alum of NEW INC., “the
world’s first museum led incubator program” created by The New Museum. He is a recipient of the 2019 Above
The Fold Awards from The University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and in 2018 was named one of the
most impactful Egyptians in the world from CairoScene.

OPENING NIGHT: Thursday March 5th, 2020
7pm – 10pm // $5 door • Free for Members
Music selections by Ramses Alacron & Ruby Hind
An 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 • $5 for Members – Tickets available
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.
LEVEL UP: Tuesday March 24th, 2020
6:30pm – 8:30pm • $40/artist for a 90 minute group session, 30 seats available. – Tickets 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.
COLAB ART NIGHT – Art 4 Shelter // Thursday April 2nd, 2020
7pm-10pm // $5 • Free for Members
Our second CoLab Art Night of 2020! This spring we will be creating works to be sold at the Annual Simpson
Housing Fundraiser: Art 4 Shelter
Art 4 Shelter is a free exhibit on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at a brand new venue: The Fillmore. The evening
consists of original artworks on paper by emerging and established artists -and- a benefit for Simpson Housing
Services. Each 5”x7″ piece will sell for $35, the cost of housing someone for one night at the overnight shelter.
EXHIBIT FINALE: Saturday April 11th, 2020
7pm doors, 7:30pm performance $10 door & pre-sale • Members $5
A performance evening curated by City Pages Artist of 2019, Xochi de la Luna, a multi-disciplinary artist,
comedian, director, curator, and playwright. More TBA.
GALLERY & GIFT SHOP OPEN HOURS
FREE Weekly Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Or by appointment
For more images & inquiries contact Cassie Garner: Cassie@gamutgallerympls.com, 612.619.5432
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for further details and information regarding the event.

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