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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.

Gallery 110 @ Seattle Art Fair

Seattle Art Fair 2019

Seattle Art Fair

Visit Gallery110 (b
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at the Seattle Art Fair: August 1-4, 2019
Tickets at

CenturyLink Field Event Center
1000 Occidental Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134

Collectors Preview: Thursday, August 1, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Opening Night Preview: Thursday, August 1, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Fair Hours:
Friday, August 2, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 11:00am – 6:00pm

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Allowing Space

Matthew Harkleroad

August 1 – 31, 2019

First Thursday: August, 1, 5 – 8pm

My work is about materials, shapes, edges, colors and textures. It is meant to be experienced and enjoyed in a very direct, visceral way, because this is how I make it. My intention is to reveal more than invent, to feel more than think, to allow more than force. I choose media, techniques and marks that feel honest and natural, building surfaces that appeal to my love of patina, accidents and the aesthetics of layered histories. My joy is in the act of responding– What is needed here? What would make this image hum? Sometimes personal or narrative associations arise from this process. But usually the experience is more like smelling a fragrant rose, with a depth of experience that is valuable enough on its own, free of association. Either way is fine.

In this current body of work, I explore a recurring shape that could insinuate a pared down, abstracted figure. I am intrigued by this intuitively created stencil shape, as it allows for a somewhat familiar structure to attach any meaning that arises, while still being conceptually unencumbered, allowing the space in which to feel for that hum.

-Matthew Harkleroad

A Kind of Reunion

August 1 – 31

First Thursday: August 1, 5 – 8pm
Artists’ Reception: August 24, 3 – 5pm

Gallery 110, an independent artist-run gallery, has been part of the Pioneer Square art community since 2002. During the last 17 years the gallery has featured over 400 exhibitions by local, national and international artists. This exhibition brings together a few of the artists who were there at the very beginning of the gallery and who are still a part of the art community in the Seattle area and beyond.

A Kind of Reunion will feature work by:

Betsy Best Cynthia Bittenfield Chris Buening
Sarah Dillon Jessica Dodge Dave Kennedy
Nancy Kiefer Steven Miller Natalie Niblack
Cindy Small Kate Sweeney David Traylor
  Ellen Wixted  

The End of the Mysterious Stranger

Nicholas Pimentel

August 1 – 31, 2019

First Thursday: August 1, 5 – 8pm

I am perishing already—I am failing—I am passing away. In a little while you will be alone in shoreless space, to wander its limitless solitudes without friend or comrade forever—for you will remain a thought, the only existent thought, and by your nature inextinguishable, indestructible. But I, your poor servant, have revealed you to yourself and set you free. Dream other dreams, and better!

-The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain

This quote, taken from an unfinished story, The Mysterious Stranger, gives insight into the morbid, existential mindset of Mark Twain’s final years. The foreboding tone of his language also encapsulates my personal thoughts and feelings during a tumultuous year of my life; a year of contemplating mortality, meaning, and dealing with constant isolation. Using ideas such as: Surrealism, Expressionism and Artificial Realism help construct narrative scenes that give the viewer a glimpse into specific moments or feelings otherwise inexplicable through words.

Changing Waters

Aaron Brady & Greg Pierce
July 4 – 27

First Thursday: July 11, 5 – 8pm

Artists’ Reception: July 20, 3 – 6pm

In Changing Waters, Aaron Brady and Greg Pierce tap into their unique forming processes to reveal the impact oil and gas fracking extraction have on water resources. Hydraulic fracking utilizes large volumes of fresh water that become contaminated with chemical additives and salty brines.  Much of this wastewater is injected into deep rock formations that can impact drinking water aquifers or be released untreated, back into surface waters.

Aaron’s arresting approach using aqueous media, expresses the mingling of fresh and contaminated water that is aesthetically alluring and equally disturbing. Evocative color and form swirl into chaotic layered clusters of pure expression.

Greg’s work emulates geologic processes of landscape formation using local rock materials blended with ceramics, recycled glass, and reclaimed glaze.  For this exhibit, he created forms seemingly torn from the depths of wastewater injection sites that ooze with expulsions from pockets and crenulations within the rock. While sap is a tree’s defense mechanism warding off invading insects, here it conveys diseased underworld aquifers.

While both of these artists acknowledge their use and benefit from these energy resources, they also want to create more awareness and dialogue for how we can make better choices that balance our current resource extraction practices with stronger conservation efforts, particularly as it relates to our precious water resources.

Primordial Setup

Pieced Together: New Works

Sally Ketcham
West and North Galleries 
May 2 – June 1, 2019

Found objects from local waterways and city streets populate new paintings and collages by Sally Ketcham.

For Years I Lived In Dreams

M R McDonald
East Gallery
May 1 – June 2, 2019

That people in the scatterbrain of the city have such muted colorful lives and spread, shall we say, germinally, their mixed one samurai mouth turned down ideas in no special spatial order across down and into each one flute playing with Continue reading


Ray Schutte
April 4 – 27, 2019

Artist Reception: April 20, 2019 | 3 – 6pm

INTRUSION explores the Intrusion of form into the surrounding architectural space and the interaction asks you to consider the objects which are placed in context with the structure. The viewer is asked to construct the relationship between themselves and the architectural space. Continue reading

Beneath the Surface

Dorothy Anderson Wasserman
April 4 – 27, 2019

Second Saturday: April 13, 2019 from 12 – 5pm | The artist will be at the gallery, available for questions and conversations about her work.

The work in this exhibition investigates the notion of hidden realities lying beneath the surface of ordinary awareness. Included will be works in clay/mixed media, digital prints of analog photographs and archival inkjet prints of original photo collage, with all photos taken by Wasserman and assembled by hand. 

Tell Me More

Rajaa Gharbi
West and North Galleries
March 7 – 30, 2019

Tell Me MoreExhibition of paintings and an interactive installation

We exist and experience life in many realms, including those of visual languages, and in the world’s remaining 6000 or 7000 spoken languages– California still has 400 of them, and the US courtrooms alone utilize more than 250 tongues. Continue reading