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 staged shows highlighting figurative painting, design, decorative art, and object-based works, 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.
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.