In Gallery 114's October show, gallery artist Jeff Leake and guest artist Kanani Miyamoto explore the complex ways we express cultural ideals and our relationship to the environment in "The Effect of Small Things." The show runs October 4 through 27, with a First Thursday opening reception for the artists, 6 to 9 pm. Gallery hours are noon to 6 pm, Thursday through Sunday and 3 to 9 pm First Thursday.
Jeff Leakeis a painter whose work often embodies parables or fables, in which he uses invented landscapes to explore human relationships and the ways we convey our cultural values. Leake's surrealistic landscape paintings offer views of the relationship between culture and nature through the lens of art history.
Guest artist Kanani Miyamoto describes herself as a passionate printmaker. Her training in printmaking is rooted in tradition, but she pushes the standards of printmaking in her large-scale mixed-media prints and installations. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese practice of Ikebana, a traditional form of flower arrangement, Miyamoto infuses Pacific Northwest flora and fauna with the conventional standards of Ikebana composition.
In September Gallery 114 presents two artists who explore what they call dueling perspectives--perspectives with personal, psychological, historical, and cultural dimensions. Curtis Settino offers new acrylic portraits on recycled wood, along with wire sculptural work, showing individuals in some state of interior conflict. New gallery member Don Bailey, painter and mixed-media artist--and member of the Hoopa tribe who grew up on the Hoopa Valley Reservation in California--shows work with dueling perspectives on Indian lives.