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.
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.