July 2019 - Members show "Redoux"
The members of Gallery 114 will share the gallery space for a genuinely diverse show featuring collage, sculpture, photography, and painting. Redoux is defined as “bringing back” and the yearly members’ exhibit allows us all to show our work together – not the same as last year’s show, but rather where each of us has gone since exhibiting our past work.
June 2019 - Juried show "Decadence + Desire"
We live in a world where excess and want are polarized into extremes. When we have what we need, we can always acquire more, and when we lack the necessities, wanting is all we have. What shape does desire take? How do you trace the boundaries of decadence? Where are their intersections? How much is Too much? What is enough? How do we measure our consumption, our needs and wants, our materialism in terms of decadence + desire? In June, Gallery 114 presents a juried exhibit of artworks that explore these themes on a personal, political, cultural or social level. DECADENCE + DESIRE includes 21 artists from throughout the United States – Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Sculpture, painting, printing, photography, paper quilting and mixed media are included in the exhibit.
May 2019 - Mary Jo Mann & Heather McGeachy "Reflections and Shapeshifters"
May 4 - Artist talk
May 19 - Reading (David Oates & Annie Lightart)
Mary Jo Mann presents a body of work entitled “Reflections” which offers viewers a quiet and contemplative space. The work is an expression of her time sitting by a small lake and willow tree during an artist residency in Caylus, France. The abstract paintings, done primarily with ink on canvas, speak of the human experience in nature. The medium’s fluidity and transparency expresses the mesmerizing experience of the watery environment by the lake. Complimenting her paintings is ceramic sculpture reminiscent of botanical and rock forms found in nature.
Heather McGeachy's time spent in France was filled with a rush of productivity. Focusing on themes that have been lingering in the background for years, she was able to give over to dissecting the complicated relationship humans have with the natural world. Her show, titled “Shapeshifters,” reflects an exploration of the moments when we strive to be of the natural order and less segregated from our environments and our animal brethren.
Apr 2019 - Juried show "Untethered"
Apr 13 - Panel discussion (Mark Andres, Daniel Peabody, Amy Bay, Tamara English, and Kendra Larson)
What does it mean for a work of art to be beautiful in 2019? That question was posed to the artists who applied for this exhibit. The theme is challenging--in part because the contemporary art world has dubbed beauty a dirty word. Dave Hickey tried to rescue it from the onslaught of art criticism with his collection of essays in The Invisible Dragon in the '90s. The three artists William Park, Ruth Ross, and Poca Kim took up Gallery 114's invitation to challenge that critical taboo, and they reassert in their own ways the place of beauty in art. These artists presented individual work based in a powerful and moving quality embedded in a strong aesthetic, a key criterion in their selection.
Mar 2019 - David Slader & Owen Carey
Mar 7 - Performance (live art models)
Mar 16 - Play (Rusty Tennant)
Mar 26 - Reading (Street Roots)
A painter and a photographer explore the longings, hopes and passions of the decorated and tattooed human figure,
For March 2019, Gallery 114 present InkBodySkinPaint+Fire, a joint show featuring the decorated and tattooed human figure, featuring painter David Slader and photographer Owen Carey. The theme for the show was sparked by a remark that the figures in Slader’s paintings were tattooed. Carey picked up on that thread, creating a series of intimate portraits of people whose body art is their personal journal, expressing their intimate stories, traumas and yearnings. Each of Carey’s models has a personal story of perseverance and is available for interviews.
Feb 2019 - Portland Grid Project
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.