Features the expanded paintings and sculpture by Rachael Zur. The works for the exhibition center on a room's ability to hold the essence of a person after they are no longer in the space. Zur believes that there is a residue of lives lived embedded in the rooms that we move through, and in the objects that artists make. Though this work depicts ordinary objects from living rooms belonging to people she has loved and lost, it's not grief that she is interested in conveying in her work, but the residue of the affection that is left behind.
Serena Barton with guest artist Jo Grishman
CONFLUENCE is on view by appointment only at Gallery 114 and online here.
We offer a 35-page catalog for the exhibition, Confluence, with painter Serena Barton and sculptor Jo Grishman. The catalog contains artists’ statements, bios, and many full color images of work in this show. You can order from Serena Barton through her contact page. or purchase at the gallery.
Soft Cover: $40.00
April 2 - May 30, 2020
Gallery 114 member artists compiled an online show of recent works to share during the COVID-19 outbreak.
February 2019 - Portland Art and Learning Studio "Ebullience"
Ebullience highlights the joy of art making and expression that artists experience in the process. Gallery 114 is excited to present the works of artists from the Portland Art and Learning Studio (PALS) community. PALS is an art studio in North East Portland designed to provide a supportive framework for creative practice and personal growth. PALS consisting of The Writing Department, a painting and drawing studio, a ceramics studio, a digital media program, a textiles studio and an art gallery. PALS creates and identifies opportunities for non-linear thinking and expression. PALS celebrates how neurodiversity enriches our lives and processes and strives to create space in which everyone feels inspired. The Portland Art and learning Studios, a program of Albertina Kerr, recognizes that all people thrive in nurturing and inclusive communities
The exhibit will be curated through a collaborative effort with PALS staff and some members of Gallery 114.
January 2020 - Juried Show "With Bated Breath"
Mixed media show featuring art from Alan Rose, Amanda Thomas, Celia Anderson, Cindy Lemmon, Connie Murray, Ellie East, Hazel Glass, Janet Ballweg, Janice Nakashima, Jonothan Barcan, Juliana Paradisi, Kay Danley, Kory Wollons, Krislyn Koehn, Laura Buchan, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Mara Safransky, Mona Monroe, Mark Danley, Patricia Ludovici, Samantha Schwann, Serena Smith, Shannon Tallcouch, Stephanie Dishno, Stephanie Reyes, and Tony Furtado.
Dec 2019 - John Gottshall
The exhibit consists of landscape photographs of Portland's most industrialized and troubled corridor, the last 10 miles of the Willamette River before it merges with the Columbia River.
Sat, Dec 14th, 3 pm - Willamette River Keepers talk
Nov 2019 - Jeff Leake & William Kendall
The title “armies in the clouds” is a quote from philosopher David Hume. He discusses how what people see in clouds, stains, or trees reveals more about themselves than what those things might resemble.
Jeff Leake statement:
One theme that runs through much of my work is the difference between the intended message of the stories and symbols we we use to convey cultural ideals, and how we really interact with our environment and each other. This body of work is, to varying degrees influenced by my experience this past summer in China, at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency, where I spent three months, and in a general sense can be seen as a reflection on the complexity of cultural interactions.
While I have particular things I am thinking while making these, I am always interested to hear the stories that viewers come up with, as such these panels are cut into stylized cloud shapes conveying the notion that what we see in the clouds often reveals something true about ourselves.
William Kendall Statement:
My hope for the art I create is to combine energy, function, decay, color balance and classical art composition meshed with graffiti. As a student of Jesse Reno and a graduate of PNCA I have taken away a strong sense of process that is rooted in what I call the “ghosting method”, things just materialize while building layers.
I was about thirty years old when I first attempted to make visual art and the process proved to be fulfilling in a way that nothing had never before. Primarily because I could make it alone. Most days I am so grateful for the ability to make art and to be able to share it with others.
Oct 2019 - Curtis Settino and Jeremy Gregory “Neck of the Woods”
Oct 12 - Concert (Canoofle improv music: 20th anniversary show)
Nov 1 - Art talk (working on show and for McMenamins)
Neck of the Woods came about after Jeremy and Curtis met working together on McMenamins’ new Elks Temple in Tacoma, WA. Working side by side they discovered many connections. Both artists enjoy a moody whimsical style, are animators, have a connection to skateboarding, and enjoy creating worlds and stories! Once they decided to share a show, they started working independently as well as making several trips to each other’s studios for intensives. The show features lots of puppets and diorama-like sets and scenes. Paintings and prints are included throughout showing 2D versions of the 3D elements.
Curtis and Jeremy describe Neck of the Woods as:
Something about growing the seeds of imagination, letting the stories have a physical form, and then exploring their stories through that form... dissecting our own creativity = exploding house... how long do you play with dolls before they turn real...imagination grants them true lives…
Sept 2019 - Joanie Krug with guest artist Kim Murton "Serendipity"
Sept 14 - Performance (Street Roots Voices)
Gallery member Joanie Krug brings a series of paintings and drawings that embody the spirit and gesture of women -- in motion and with emotion. In these times of political chaos, gun violence, xenophobia, climate emergencies and more, seeking the precious moments in daily life is essential. "Serendipity," the ability to make valuable and unpredictable discoveries, refers to both Joanie's process and the content of her work. This exhibit reveals the result of her exploration of the use of the mediums as well as honoring the ongoing evolving connections among women.
Kim Murton is an Illustrator and Ceramic Artist living across the river in Vancouver, WA.
“For this show I decided to print some of my drawings on fabric and see what happens when they are sewn and quilted.” There will be Digital prints and Ceramic wall pieces as well.
This event will be co-sponsored by several groups including Street Roots, Pearl District Neighborhood Association, Pearl District Business Association, Old Town Association and Downtown Neighborhood Association in order to promote community helping community.