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About gallery110

Gallery 110’s mission is to provide dynamic opportunities to established and emerging professional artists in an environment that encourages creative expression, experimentation and collaboration. As a nonprofit organization, the gallery fosters artistic and professional connections between its associated artists and the arts community at large through creative dialogue, the presentation of challenging and enriching curated exhibitions, public opportunities and collaborative projects.

Towards a Philosophy of Photography – November 2021

Artist Noah McLaurine.
Black boxes have existed for as long as humans have. From the very first black box, that of Pandora, who unknowingly brought this concept into the world, to artificial neural networks, massive conglomerations of algorithms that function together to learn skills and solve problems on their own, from technical creations to social theories to celestial bodies, black boxes are the lattice on which contemporary society is woven. 
However, their production, their output, is pre-programmed: a camera can only produce what it was created to make, a neural network can only “think” about what it is given, the big bang can only expand outward. Black boxes are inherently constrained objects. The more we use them, the more we advance, yet the more we advance the less we are able to understand. The less we understand, the more we are at the mercy of these seemingly essential constructions. Only by prying open the boxes can we hope to wrestle back any sense of freedom. Only by prying open the boxes — an feat made possible through imagination — can we hope to wrestle back any sense of freedom. At the very least, we will have broken some very expensive things. 

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Field of Play

Gallery 110 is pleased to present Field of Play, an exhibition of new photographs by Stephan Jahanshahi.  In his first solo exhibition in Seattle, the artist has chosen to focus on the amateur rugby community; showcasing portraits of the athletes who devote themselves to rugby for love of the game and the community it fosters. 

 

An avid player since the age of 13, Stephan writes “Rugby by design is a sport that emphasises communication and teamwork for success over individual brilliance.  It is structurally democratic relying as much on cooperation, even between opponents, as it does on aggression.  What I wish to celebrate in this show is the diversity of people who contribute to this culture.  Women, men, LGBTQ+ athletes, players from all over the world from Fiji to Scotland all share a common bond through sport.” 

In addition to portraits highlighting the faces of rugby in the Pacific Northwest, Jahanshahi is also showing black and white images taken during amateur competition across the United States.  These stark images emphasise the bodily experience of the athletes as they bind, contort, and explode across the frame.   Field of Play will be on view at Gallery 110 for the month of September, with an opening preview Wednesday September 1st from 6-9 pm as well as Pioneer Square Art Walk Opening September 2nd. 

 

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Stream of Nature

Katherine Loveland January 7 – 30, 2021

“I would like to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding” John O’Donohue

The repetitions and reversals of an image of Nature are like the Self’s unfolding journey of one’s spirit. As life’s terrain changes, the course of its flow may also change.

Each Ensemble can be arranged as one’s life force dictates.

 

Small Works Holiday Sale 12/2020

Gallery 110 presents art in a wide variety of media. You are invited to partake at our Small Works/Holiday show. Artwork will be available to take away upon purchase, just like carry out at your favorite restaurant in this time of Covid-19.

 

Dynamic Conversation

Geralyn Inokuchi and Rebecca Arthur

November 5-28, 2020

We welcome fresh talent to Gallery 110 this November through the delicate abstract mixed media collage and paintings of Geralyn Inokuchi, and the striking Raku pottery of Rebecca Arthur.

Dynamic Conversation – Geralyn Inokuchi and Rebecca Arthur

While working on a piece for a show one day in her studio, Geralyn noticed the similarities between Raku pottery and abstract painting. The more she thought about it the more intrigued she became with the idea of exhibiting her paintings along with those of a ceramics artist. She began searching for a ceramicist whose work fit with hers and that is when she discovered the work of Rebecca Arthur.
Rebecca was also open to the idea of showing how the two art forms informed and invigorated each other. The randomness in Raku and abstract paintings proved to be in harmony. They have since shown their work together in Oregon over the last 2 years, just as they will at Gallery 110 Seattle WA USA November 5-28 2020.

Geralyn, as a painter, starts a canvas with gestural marks of charcoal or paint. She then places paper to obscure or highlight the marks she used to begin with, responding intuitively to what is on the surface. The painting builds from there in order to produce a clear focal point. She adds (and subtracts) many layers thus creating depth and movement. Many of the effects in the painting come from layers of transparent colors. She does not generally mix paint to produce the colors of the work but relies on glazing techniques to produce the color saturation, depth and clarity seen in the works. She listens to what the painting wants to be, always relying on intuition but also being influenced by intention.
As you will be able to see, this randomness matches that of Raku style of ceramics.

Raku was developed in Japan in the mid 16th century. Raku is the family name of the people who developed a certain way of making low fired pottery which has been passed down through many generations. There are different ways American ceramicists use to create their own type of low fired Raku ceramics. Because they are fired at a lower temperature the smoke and chemical reactions in the kiln cause certain patterns that are unpredictable or random. More interesting patterns can also occur when horse hair is applied to a hot piece when it is removed from the kiln, or when copper is wrapped around a piece when it is fired. Rebecca explores these techniques in her work. The resulting movement, texture, patterning and color combinations create a unique and dynamic conversation when paired with Geralyn’s paintings.

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