Category Archives: Past Exhibitions

Eros, C’est la Vie

June 4 – 27

In 1920, Marcel Duchamp, largely considered the father of conceptual art, collaborated with Man Ray in the creation of a female alter-ego for Duchamp: Rrose Sélavy. The artists intended the name as a pun on the French pronunciation “Eros, C’est la Vie” which translate to “Love [or Sex], It is Life.”. As with all things, Duchamp aimed to break barriers, test cultural boundaries and re-think, if not fully deconstruct, how we view art, the world and ourselves.

Exactly one century later, I find myself in a time and place where no one would think twice were they to see Rrose Sélavy walk down the street. Who hasn’t seen a cis man wearing (and pulling off) a gorgeous dress on Capitol Hill in this city? Certainly, we still have miles to go before the queer community can begin to envision equality as a reality. This is, of course, especially true for trans people and queer people of color. But still, it is something vital and beautiful to celebrate Pride month as part of the LGBTQ+ community and to reflect on the progress that has been made.

As we have seen time and time again, progress necessarily follows representation. Queer visibility in the arts means everything, which is why an exhibition celebrating queer artwork and artists seems particularly appropriate—to reflect on our history as well as find hope for the future.

To continue supporting our community, Gallery 110 will be donating proceeds from sales from the exhibition to Gay City, a non-profit that provides invaluable resources and health services to Seattle’s LGBTQ+ population. Perhaps now, more than ever, it is critical that we support artists and organizations like Gay City. It is my hope that Eros, C’est la Vie will do both.

Trevor Doak
Director, Gallery 110

 

Paper Mill: A Rotating Online Exhibition of Works on Paper

May 7 – 30

Paper Mill features unframed works on paper from over 20 artists from Seattle and beyond. Originally conceived of as a physical exhibition, Paper Mill was intended to feel like a living exhibition, with artworks rotating in and out of view throughout the month to create a dynamic viewing experience for our patrons and ensure that no two visits to the space throughout the month would be quite the same.

As the reality of cancellation/closure became more imminent, I instead opted to turn it into an online exhibition and host the works on our website throughout the month. Works from the exhibition will appear on this page beginning May 7 (our own small nod to First Thursday), and works will rotate in and out of the online exhibition at the beginning of each week.

We are all too aware how COVID-19 threatens the existence of arts organizations and the careers of professional artists now and in months and years to come from the economic fallout. Supporting artists is more important now than ever, which is why I felt it necessary to continue to host Paper Mill in this alternative format.< Gallery 110 is committed to the safety of our patrons and artists, and we are equipped to handle sales and delivery remotely. Send all inquiries and requests for viewing to director@gallery110.com. Please join us in supporting the arts in these strange, strange times.

Trevor Doak
Director, Gallery 110

Be sure to check back weekly, or click here to view all works in Paper Mill.

 

Island Paintings II – Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

David Haughton

March 5 – May 2

First Thursday: March 5, 5 – 8pm
*please be advised the gallery will open at 2pm on March 5th, please contact director@gallery110.com for an earlier appointment*

Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 6, 5 – 7pm

‘Island Paintings’ are new landscapes of the British Columbia and Washington coasts.

There is something intensely evocative about islands: each its own world, distinct yet familiar. Traveling the waters between them by ferry or small boat, one thrums with anticipation of a new land to explore, and the new loves and adventures one may experience.

Work on these island paintings began over a decade ago, but I can trace their true origin back to 1975, voyaging alone for the first time, free camping on ridges overlooking the Aegean and its many islands, experiencing the joy and wonder of each dawn. Over the decades, with backpack and by bicycle, I explored most of the Greek islands, painting as I went. I am now working my way around the isles of British Columbia — and Washington State.

My mother’s mother came from the Greek island of Naxos. I have “island” in my DNA.

David Haughton

 

Kalos Eidos

Josiah Bell
January 2 – February 1

First Thursday: January 9, 5 – 8pm
Reception for the Artist: January 17, 5-7pm

Status Report

Susan Gans

January 2 – February 1

First Thursday: January 9, 5 – 8pm
(please be advised the gallery will open at 2pm on January 9th, please contact director@gallery110.com for an earlier appointment)
Reception: January 17, 5-7pm

The work seen here is a brief visual commentary that refers mostly to urban landscapes. This project, tracking changes and the “New Topography”, began in earnest at the beginning of the last decade. It seemed timely given the warnings that cities were due to be reshaped to accommodate an economy that supports the technological age, meaning that infrastructures were going to be rebuilt so that cities could experience the population growth necessary to keep this new world order humming.

I began a habit of persistent walking and documenting buildings, neighborhoods and construction sites as an urban Street Photographer. Have always been interested in the decisions made that argue against keeping an existing sense of place in favor of creating more density. Am concerned about gentrification that results in shifting or losing the cultural foundation of a neighborhood. I am also interested in bringing to the forefront clues about anonymous people seen and how they move in impersonal spaces or through a concrete, steel and glass landscape. The urban environment often is hard edge and stark.

The photographs are mostly from Seattle. Some were seen in prior exhibitions at Gallery 110 or in other area shows. Others have never been seen in Seattle.

I make unique prints or small editions of 5. I am not interested in mass production. All this work is printed with pigment ink on rag papers meaning it should last beyond most of our lifetimes if kept out of intense light. These images, although quasi-documentary and interpretive, are fine art and not so different than prints made using photographic techniques part of the printmaker’s edition… like a photo etching or gravure. Both require planning and decisions about composition as well as technical skill. Yes, photos are everywhere and everyone seems to be taking them. Intent and process though give meaning to the work and that is the clue.

Susan Gans
January 2020

Incoming

January 2 – February 1

First Thursday: January 9, 5 – 8pm
(please be advised the gallery will open at 2pm on January 9th, please contact director@gallery110.com for an earlier appointment)
Reception for the Artist: January 17, 5-7pm

Incoming features abstract painting and collage from three of Gallery 110’s newest members: Geralyn Inokuchi, Nabil Mousa and Sherry Ruden.

Amanda C. Sweet

10th Annual Juried Exhibition

twixt cup and lip

February 6 – 29, 2020
Reception and Prize Presentation on February 7, 2020 from 5-7 pm
Juror: Amanda Donnan, Curator, the Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA

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Amanda Donnan, Juror, has carefully chosen an outstanding collection of work from over 1,500 entries worldwide. Please join us for the Reception and Prize Presentation on February 7, 2020 from 5-7 pm. Covered parking available across the street from Gallery 110 at Butler Garage.

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Small Works

December 5 – 28, 2019
First Thursday Artwalk: December 5, 5-8 pm

For our December exhibition our gallery artists are offering a wide range of art, ranging from photography and prints to paintings and sculpture. Each piece in this exhibition measures 36″ or less in any direction, is affordably priced, and may be removed from the gallery on the date of sale. Continue reading

A Pet Project

1st annual fundraiser exhibition benefiting Pioneer Square’s Doney Coe Pet Clinic.
December 5 – 28, 2019
Exhibition Reception: December 28, 5 – 9 pm

Every year, the Doney Coe Pet Clinic helps over a thousand families experiencing homelessness in an unconventional, but immensely significant way: by offering free veterinary services and resources to homeless and low income families. 100% Volunteer-run, the Doney Coe Pet Clinic opens its doors in Pioneer Square every other Saturday, starting at 1pm. Their services are so valuable to those they help, that families often start lining up at 8am, rain or shine, waiting hours to receive care for their pets, everything ranging from wellness checks to flea treatments to vaccinations and more. Many pet owners experiencing homelessness are likely to tend to their animal companion’s needs before their own. Continue reading

May You Be Happy

Kevin Marshall
November 7 – 30, 2019
First Thursday: November 7, 5 – 8pm
Artist Meet-and-Greet: November 30, 2 – 4pm

Transcentainment LLC announces a show by Kevin Marshall at Gallery 110 near Pioneer square. Marshall will be exhibiting functional fine art pottery made for modern life styles. He is offering cups, cellphone stands, vessels and more. His work is a combination of free form clay, tight geometric decoration, portraits and decorative glazes. Gallery 110 is located at 110 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104. Continue reading