Category Archives: Past Exhibitions

New Works: Collaborating With Disorder

Karen Graber
June 7–30, 2018  in the West Gallery

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”   -Andy Warhol

Surprise is inherent in Karen Graber’s work. Collaborating with disorder means trying not to control the use of materials, but rather to shake hands with the unknown, and always to remain curious. Loving the creative and physical process of painting, of being in the studio with all the possibilities, this is what it is all about: the joy of being in the moment.

You Remind Me of Me

Portraits in Time

Dorothy Anderson Wasserman
June 7-30, 2018

This is an exhibition of photo collage portraits; surrealistic in nature owing to the fluidity of the medium when exploring the illusive element of time.

Wasserman takes all the photographs used in her work and assembles them by hand. The physicality of this method is closely connected with the history of collage ­making. The cutting, pasting, and assembly creates a rough, engaging surface. As a final step, the benefits of technology are utilized by digitizing the collage and printing it on rag paper, using pigmented inks. This helps to unify the differing surfaces and textures, creating an archival, luxurious, and repeatable print.

Dorothy Anderson Wasserman is a visual artist, photographer, art educator, tap dancer and choreographer. These professional careers have crisscrossed the span of over four decades, informing and enlivening the directions taken. Added to this, throughout all the years, is a deep and abiding love of music.

Salon Collaboration

Curator: David Sokal
May 3 – June 2, 2018
West Gallery

In 2015, artist Robin Walker started a Meetup Group to bring artists together to talk about art. Sometime in late 2016 they decided to collaborate on creating a body of artworks. No theme was defined. There was only one rule. Everyone would have to contribute to each piece created, although one could opt out if s/he felt a work was complete. To initiate the process, each artist brought in a work to be completed by the rest of the group. By April 2017, they had a complete body of work with several themes emerging. This exhibition is a selection of their most successful efforts.

About
Explanation of Process

Portfolio
Images of the work

Artists 
Includes a link to each artists’ website

Meetup Page

Linoleum Cuts 1957 – 2018

Joan Kimura
May 3 – June 2, 2018
North Gallery

Joan Kimura has made prints her entire career as an artist. Her first print exhibit in 50 years showcases work from 1957 to 2018. She writes, “I approach printmaking as drawing. Each piece is a new journey, and as my life changes so does my impression of it. I do prints when I feel I have an image that I feel would be appropriate for a print. I have completed boxes of images. My life is art. I look forward to making new images in varied media. I plan to continue lino print making.” (Artist statement below)

Artist Statement
My art is my journal. It reflects my feelings and experiences, past and present. As my life changes so does my expression of it. I want my images and language to respond to my feelings. My subjects primarily incorporate the human figure, ethnic art and objects from the world around me. I abstract and interweave figurative elements as needed. Each piece is an entity unto itself. The first lino print I ever made was when I was about 14 years old.

About
Joan has been a working artist for over 50 years. Joan Kimura’s work has been in galleries from New York City to Anchorage Alaska.  Joan was a professor of art for 23 years at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her artwork is in the three most prestigious museums in Alaska: Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Juneau Museum and the Fairbanks Museum. Joan’s work has also been in galleries in New York City and in Anchorage Alaska.

The Color of Breathing

Aaron Brady
May 3 – June 2, 2018
East Gallery

‘The Color of Breathing’ is inspired by the birth of Aaron Brady’s premature son. Brady and his wife watched as their son, born at 3 pounds 12 ounces, struggled to breath in an unnatural saturated ultraviolet blue of the NICU. In this series, he connects his son’s struggle to breath with the collective asphyxiation caused by our toxic environmental situation. Brady uses graphite, ink, watercolor and acrylics to depict videos of human made disasters in motion.

An Abstract Self Portrait

Yael Zahavy-Mittlelman
April 5 – 28, 2018

Exhibition Statement:  Every image we form, every story we tell is a part of our self portrait. We are built like a jigsaw puzzle of stories, ideas and thoughts. We show ourselves fully at any given moment. We think we can hide our flaws, tell beautiful stories about ourselves to hide the truth. In truth, we can never hide our essence, our energy, our true flow. Growing up and maturing, is a process of self exploration. It brings big questions: Who am I? What is my role in the world around me? What is my gift to share? We all ask these questions at one time or another. (More below)

ART REVIEW BY EMINENT LOCAL POET: Paul E Nelson

‘When artists are working with fearlessness, vulnerability and with a deep sense of personal mythology, art starts getting interesting. Talent is just one factor and many talented artists fail for lack of imagination, or inability to reach deep. The current exhibit featuring the work of Saundra Fleming and Yael Zahavy-Mittleman at Gallery 110 is well worth a visit for the bold colors, pathos and just plain wackiness in Fleming’s work, no doubt the best work to date of this amazing Seattle artist who was trained at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the dream-like evocative collages and modified photography of Israel naive Zahavy-Mittleman. Don’t be surprised if you see both of these artists in a larger gallery in the very near future.’

— Paul E Nelson
Seattle Poetics LAB

Yael’s artwork is a way of exploration and to search what is inside a wonderful existence given her. These discoveries show up in this journey of self search and are expressed in Yael’s artwork. Using the art materials, she keeps this process going, versus other processes, where  different phases of the process cannot be seen. In art, the work not only shows the phases, it also guides Yael to the next phase. 

In this show, Yael invites you to look at the art, and see if you can identify elements in the artwork which appeal to you. Come up with your own story to the images you see, or even be daring and see if it tells you something about your own process, your own life, about yourself.

Falling Parallelograms of Air: A Psychotherapist’s Dream

Saundra Fleming
April 5 – 28, 2018
Q & A session April 21, 5-8 pm with Dr. Elizabeth Sikes on the topic of liminality and psychotherapy in relation to Saundra Fleming’s paintings. RSVP to director@gallery110.com
The transmission of liminal energies between therapist and patient is the focus of this show.

ART REVIEW BY EMINENT LOCAL POET: Paul E Nelson
‘When artists are working with fearlessness, vulnerability and with a deep sense of personal mythology, art starts getting interesting. Talent is just one factor and many talented artists fail for lack of imagination, or inability to reach deep. The current exhibit featuring the work of Saundra Fleming and Yael Zahavy-Mittleman at Gallery 110 is well worth a visit for the bold colors, pathos and just plain wackiness in Fleming’s work, no doubt the best work to date of this amazing Seattle artist who was trained at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the dream-like evocative collages and modified photography of Israel naive Zahavy-Mittleman. Don’t be surprised if you see both of these artists in a larger gallery in the very near future.’
— Paul E Nelson, Seattle Poetics LAB

Michael Abraham, A Fine Bouquet – Urban, Suburban, Rural, 2014, Oil on Linen, 48 x 54 inches

Luminaries – Paintings of Love and Serendipity

Michael Abraham
March 1 – 31, 2018
Reception Saturday, March 3, 2018, sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General of Seattle

The varied figurative paintings and sculptures of Vancouver artist Michael Abraham contain a nuanced display of the lighter and dark sides of existence, with an underlying hopefulness.

He writes, “Art is a reflection of life: growing and dying, serious, funny, absurd, joyous, hard, paradoxical, sensuous, scary, communal, divisive… all things at once, and ever changing. Each creation is a snapshot of the mind in time.”

View From Ferry III Northwest

40+ Views of Mount Baker

David Haughton
March 1- 31, 2018
Reception Saturday, March 3, 2018, sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General of Seattle
Artist’s Talk: “Hokusai and Me”, Saturday March 10, 2018

A new series of landscape paintings by Vancouver, BC artist David Haughton pays homage to the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, an artistic ‘hero’ of Haughton’s for many years. The new work further develops Haughton’s series “40 Views of Mount Baker” with dramatic and intriguing views of the mountain and surrounding areas of the Northwest Coast. Continue reading

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8th Annual Juried Exhibition

8th Annual Juried Exhibition at Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
February 1-24, 2018
Juror: Sara Krajewski Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum

Prize Winners
First Prize: Kristina Aas
Second Prize: Elizabeth Magee
Third Prize: Jennifer Drinkwater

People’s Choice Award – Paul Adams
In 2018 we initiated an additional prize, the People’s Choice Award. We began collecting votes during Seattle’s First Thursday Artwalk, a popular monthly event. Visitors lingered and engaged with the artwork, casting 235 votes that included votes for every artist in the exhibition. The 2018 People’s Choice Award went to Paul Adams for his wet plate collodion tintypes.

Exhibition Catalog – order online
Please order the catalog online from Blurb.

Exhibition Images

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About the Exhibition
The annual Gallery 110 Juried Exhibition showcases contemporary art chosen by a juror with ties to the artistic community of the Pacific Northwest. The juror selects work from submissions by artists around the world. Previous jurors include Scott Lawrimore (former curator at the Frye Art Museum), Maiza Hixson (Curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Art), and Catharina Manchanda (curator of modern and contemporary art, Seattle Art Museum).

In 2018, Gallery 110 was honored to have Sara Krajewski as juror. Krajewski is the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art. Previously she was the director of the INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) galleries at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Seattle locals will remember Ms. Krajewski as curator of the Henry Art Gallery, where she organized nearly 40 exhibitions of contemporary art and photography over eight years. In 2014, Krajewski was recognized as an emerging leader by the Leadership Institute of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.

Curator’s Video
View curator Sara Krajewski discussing the exhibit and awards.