Astroturf // February 17th – March 18th, 2023 //
Gamut Gallery’s first show of 2023 plays with the idea of appearances vs. authenticity through the iconic influence of SoCal architecture, pop art and post-painterly abstraction.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Genie Castro, Human Shaped Animal, Neal Breton, Nicole Mueller, in partnership with Blu Dot.
Installed in place of grass from as early as the 1950s, AstroTurfTM forgoes naturally growing grass for the carefree ease of owning an evergreen front lawn. In mid-century America, the synthetic material was marketed to homeowners as a means of signaling status to their neighbors through perfectly manicured landscaping year-round. Mirroring our current consumer culture of filtered images and branded content, Gamut Gallery’s first show of 2023, AstroTurf, plays with the idea of appearances vs. authenticity through the iconic influence of SoCal architecture, pop art and post-painterly abstraction. Astroturf peers over the neighbor’s hedge to sneak a peek of how the Joneses really live.
Gamut’s multimedia exhibit, in collaboration with Blu Dot, features local MN artists, Genie Castro and Nicole Mueller, along with returning SoCal artists, Human Shaped Animal and Neal Breton. Embracing bold and vivid colors, hard-edge lines and geometry, this selection of work celebrates the resurgence and influence of the mid-century movement and pop-culture Southern California suburbia.
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Thursday, February 16th // 5-8pm
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Friday, February 17th // 6-9pm • $7 presale, $10 door
AstroTurf peers over the neighbor’s hedge to sneak a peek of how the Joneses really live. Featuring Genie Castro, Human Shaped Animal, Neal Breton, Nicole Mueller & Blu Dot.
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