Puppet Masters: Making Fools of Us All

January 4 – 27, 2024

Content warning, please read: Gallery 110 acknowledges that this exhibition may upset the viewer and contains material that is difficult to discuss. Puppet Masters: Making Fools of Us All explores and challenges themes of cruelty, violence, racism and political unrest, which some guests may find distressing.

The work on display depicts men whose faces and/or actions reflect rage, and may include insignia, tattoos or other potentially triggering images, such as confederate flags, swastikas, and neo-fascist logos from Germany, Sweden and the USA. As a type of protest, artist David Haughton paints to reveal and denounce the actions and people involved, helping him, and viewers, find the strength and resolve to stare the bad guys down. Reflecting on what we are seeing weekly on our news programs and social media, Haughton also created this body of work to express his sadness and anger at what is happening and alerting the public to a real and present danger of descent into autocracy, fascism and civil war.

While the exhibition aims to challenge our natural urge to recoil in the face of violence, we understand if the work may prove to be upsetting to you. If you do not feel comfortable viewing, we thank you for visiting our website and invite you to return to the previous page to view our other upcoming exhibitions.

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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.