October 10 – October 31, 2021
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 2pm – 7pm
Artist walk-through: Saturday, October 30, 2pm
The artist walk-through is free and open to the public, no reservations required. The event will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. Ramp parking vouchers will be available during the event.
Discount Gargoyles is an ongoing collaboration between Jay Heikes, Wyatt Lasky, and Jonathon Rosemond with additional contributions by Quinn Barnard, Katelyn Farstad, Manuela Leal, Kelsey Olson, Bruce Tapola, Jack Vater, Vita & Claude, and Sophie Weil.
The project started off as a joke in jest between Wyatt, Jonathon and Jay in 2018 about what art could survive in an era of so called ‘late capitalism’. Back then, landing on the possibility of actually turning the studio into a production line specializing in low quality gargoyles seemed like an obvious decision as the dares and discussions progressed. As the years passed and the comedy ensued, a rag-tag group of collaborators sauntered and crept in and out of the studio. Dreams of a truly collaborative and democratic process took shape but not in the way they originally thought.
Discount Gargoyles is installed on the 4th and 5th floors of the Lasalle Ave Parking Ramp in downtown Minneapolis. Whether you arrive by bus or ride your bike, park in the ramp or on the street, find your way to floor 4 via the elevator.
Midway would like to thank Alex Kelly, Ben Shardlow, and Brian Pietsch for their time and assistance.
Support for this project is generously provided by the VIA | Wagner Incubator Fund and is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Images © Midway Contemporary Art; photos by Jaysen Hohlen.