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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 seattleartfair.com

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, 2019
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.

Ian Shearer, Waiting at the Crossroads

Emerging Artist Scholarship Competition Exhibition

Finalists: Josiah Bell, Nathan Campbell, Eric Chan, merkuria/Johanna Czerwińska, Ian Shearer, Kristen Thacker, and JoEllen Wang
Jurors: George Brandt, Rajaa Gharbi & Trevor Doak

July 4-27, 2019
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Noon-5 pm,
Reception: Friday July 19, 2019 5-7 pm

Congratulations to the winners of this exhibition, Josiah Bell and JoEllen Wang. We are excited to welcome both of these talented artists to our ranks. Be sure to look for their upcoming exhibitions in January 2019.

Welcome to our inaugural Gallery 110 Emerging Artist Scholarship Competition Exhibition – we are thrilled to bring to fruition something we’ve been fund raising and planning for the last 2-3 years. Continue reading

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.