Category Archives: Past Exhibitions

Beach Fort, Lopez Island, WA

Along the Salish

Photographs from the Edges of the Sea
Lauren Greathouse
June 6 – 29, 2019

The sea and its constant changing, constant motion, make every moment it’s experienced unique and fleeting. I am drawn to capture examples of these scapes, these edges of the Earth, where breathing in the salty air seems to fill the lungs more full, more reassuringly. This collection of photographs comes from those experiences along the edges of the Salish Sea.

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Pop Figuration in Flux

Saundra Fleming with visiting artist Darren Haper
June 6 – 29, 2019

Humor and whimsy incite the viewer to make new personal associations and open a unique poetic vein. Suggestive cartoonish images relate back to these artists’ memories of drawing recognizable shapes. A world is created where order is undermined and lightheartedness rules. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility of our daily lives is questioned.

Join the artists Saundra Fleming and Darren Haper for the reception on Friday June 14, 5 – 7pm. 

 

On “Pop Figurations in Flux”…

Saundra Fleming’s pop figurations unleash new evolutionary, post-anthropological possibilities of becoming-human. Some of these transmogrifications take us to the limit of form and phylum. Others, drawing on more personal observations of her mother in decline from Alzheimer’s disease, imagine humorously how the artifacts and prostheses of technology can liberate memory from within transgenerational cultural figurations and biological programs. We delight at the uncanny appearance of a vestigial hand feeding pop tarts into the abyssal mouth of our ancient Mother, the bouquet of flowers rioting from the head of a woman mated with her medical technology. The artist’s palette of Pez dispenser colors contrasts with the themes of mortality, of death-in-life. With wit and whimsy, she revels in the radical flux behind every Trojan horse of form.

–Elizabeth Sikes


This show at Gallery 110, in Seattle, WA,  is an event that runs from June 6-29 and is the first time in town, Darren Haper’s paintings, singular cream puffs of joy, are rockin’ our city. Winner of the esteemed New American Painting competition, his techniques and materials are mysterious and masterful. Mr. Haper combines random imagery, taken from the internet with a philosophy of holding childhood memories to his bosom…His sense of comedy, whimsical and subversive.

Poetic lightheartedness rules the day in these yummy and witty paintings de jour. Pop culture characters such as Ash from the Pokeman series in “What I Had With You” and his rumored to be new pieces, that give center stage to Smurfettes, are things that most all kids and many adults will recognize. His familiar celebrations of cartoony characters, or meditation on their body parts (i.e. their smiles!) work for me as a kind of communal Elmer’s glue. And the poetry brought to us through these brightly syncopated images from our past and present lift us up and cuddle us in soft blankets…my kid’s heart delights and pouts for more from this Dayton, Ohio painter….

-Ellen Jordan

The Willful Interloper

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

INTRUSION

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

Transcend-Dance: PNW Cultural Photography

Phil Eidenberg-Noppe
East Gallery
March 7 – 30, 2019

tran·scend·ence (noun): existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level, the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond the usual limits, a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience, far better than what is usual.

There are many reasons why cultures engage in Continue reading

9th Annual Juried Exhibition

9th Annual Juried Exhibition
States of Becoming
February 7 – March 2, 2019

Juror: Carrie Dedon, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for the Seattle Art Museum

Juror Carrie Dedon, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for the Seattle Art Museum, has carefully chosen an outstanding collection of work from over 1,600 entries worldwide. Continue reading