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Cyber Cerebrum Opening Reception


July 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States

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Opening reception Saturday, July 15th // 7-11pm
*NEW* works by Benja Wuest and Jacob Eidem
Featuring music by Stahlmann and Sands & Franco Baj

$5 door // FREE with membership: http://www.gamutgallerympls.com/membership/

As we are impelled into the digital era, an endless array of virtual information continues to change and displace how we experience, respond and imagine art. What we are and what we are not (i.e the self) is perpetually altered. Incorporating digital consciousness into an analog process, the works in Cyber Cerebrum set out to bring contemporary “cyber culture” to a place of visual cognition. Using intricate sculptures and paintings, Benja and Jacob’s work mirrors the infrastructure systems and databases of the internet, creating work which reshapes the self and the psyche.

A continuation of his previous series, the Daughters of Divinity, which explored the symbol of the self within a cosmic environment, Jacob’s new body of work explores how the internet manifests a universal consciousness within a physical form. This exhibit ushers in a series of firsts for Jacob – his first time using palette knives, spray paint and stencils, wood as canvas and incorporating self-shot photography. His layered canvas panels create large-scale symmetrical, “michromatic” paintings which explore the “micro” (shrinking down technology to an accessible form) and “chromatic” (color). Using primary hues as the base for his color palette, he finds the infinite within the finite.

Relying on computer processing for execution, Benja continues to explore 3D printing, using a self-built 3D printer to produce scans on wood paneling. Through the use of hydro dipping and layering different mediums – auto body paint, pva, enamel and poa plastic – to 3D printed structures, he creates a textured aliveness. Incorporating the female form into his 3D sculptures, Benja’s work speaks to the integration of humans and technology.

Together, Benja and Jacob’s multi-directional works create a cohesive collection that represents the visual truth of the virtual world. Cyber Cerebrum unites virtual erudition with the optic modes of “seeing” digital, creating a mindfulness and sensory awareness surrounding it.

Free during exhibit run Thursdays & Fridays 3-7pm
Saturdays 1-7pm // Or by appointment

Cyber Cerebrum Opening Reception