101/EXHIBIT was founded by architect/collector Sloan Schaffer in Miami, FL. Named after the original location at 101 NE 40th St. in Miami’s Design District, the gallery represents emerging and established contemporary artists.
Launched in 2008, 101/EXHIBIT originally staged exhibitions highlighting figurative and Realist painting, design, ceramics, and object-based works of artisan quality, while evolving towards the exhibition of contemporary art exclusively by 2011. Having produced over 20 exhibitions by the winter of 2012, the gallery opened its second location in West Hollywood, CA. The gallery’s presence in Miami was subsequently discontinued after the sale of the 101 NE 40th St building, and in the spring of 2013, staff relocated to West Hollywood to continue year-round programming at 8920 Melrose Ave. The gallery added a second location in the same neighborhood in January of 2016, a two-storty 3,500 square foot exhibition space at 668 N. La Peer Dr.
101/EXHIBIT seeks to highlight the exploratory relationship between artist and audience. The gallery examines the creative process and its potential to challenge the assumption that the traditional divisions of intellectual inquiry (formalism vs. abstraction, science vs. art, reason vs. emotion, etc.) are still adequate to deal with the meaningful questions of our time. It is our mission to strike a balance between such polarities in the art we exhibit, and in majority the gallery focuses on the potential for contemporary painting to do so.
The gallery does not consider unsolicited portfolios or submissions. Thank you for your interest and support.