A Kind of Reunion
August 1 – 31, 2019
First Thursday: August 1, 5 – 8pm
Artists’ Reception: August 24, 3 – 5pm
110 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104
Gallery 110, an independent artist-run gallery, has been part of the Pioneer Square art community since 2002. During the last 17 years the gallery has featured over 400 exhibitions by local, national and international artists. This exhibition brings together a few of the artists who were there at the very beginning of the gallery and who are still a part of the art community in the Seattle area and beyond.
Image Above: Interconnections, mixed media drawing, 26 x 26 inches, 2019
Sarah Dillon: Where We Are
The Cave Gallery (Contemporary Art Vancouver Experiment)
July 5 - 27, 2019
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 6-9pm
108 E. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
The objects in this series of work function as symbolic sentries for social and political reflection. The work responds to where we are as a culture caught up in a climate of rigidity, fear, and resulting inability to accept and assimilate people into the makeup of the nation, a principle in which it was founded.
Where We Are recognizes that we all come from somewhere else. We each have a background story that includes a personal or family journey. Where We Are aims to evaluate privilege, ownership, and sense of place.
The figure is introduced as disembodied and distorted parts, mixed with rough, found housing construction materials which add to the conceptual texture and harshness of human resilience. I ask the viewer to parallel their own personal or family experiences (often only a paycheck or a political circumstance away from being in the shoes of the homeless or the refugee) and to treat people as people – with empathy and compassion.
Place, as a multifaceted sensibility, can function as a catalyst for art-making that delves into the depths of self-reflection, social analysis, international issues, politics and history, and offers up an excellent conceptual basis for creativity as well as human interaction. As a visual artist, it functions as the backbone of my work generally as I contemplate time, narrative, change and ultimately explore what it is to be where I am. I encourage self-reflection in life around us in effort to define or question truth.
Image Above: Hearts and Minds, graphite, acrylic, repurposed wood, 20 x 26 x 6 inches, 2019
At the Good Arts Building
We've just launched the Salon Rue de Cerise, a private Air B&B suite for overnight stays that supports the surrounding studios. It comes with its own private mini-bar of affordable local art. If you are in town, check it out!