Lectures and Events
Artist Lecture: Imagery and race Photographer Carrie Mae Weems, a participant in "Only Skin Deep," will discuss her work. 7 p.m. Mon. Apr. 26. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., $5-$7, 206-654-3100.
Artist Lecture: pat graney The choreographer talks about dancers and artists working together, as explored in the current Henry exhibit "Trisha Brown: Dance and Art in Dialogue." 7 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 22. Henry Art Gallery, UW campus, 206-543-2280.
celbration of linda farris SAM pays tribute to Seattle's legendary art impresario, who donated the work collected in her ContemporaryArtProject to SAM. Farris will chat with SAM's Lisa Corrin, then there will be a panel discussion among artists whose careers were affected by Farris. 5:30 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 22, free, Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., 206-654-3100.
Cornish College Art and Design BFA Cornish serves as a dependable farm team for the local art scene, and 75 graduating seniors in art and design will have a chance to swing for the fences during a two-week exhibition downtown. From what I've seen of previews this looks like a strong show. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 22. 306 Westlake Ave. (Trick & Murray Building), free, 206-726-5011. Noon-7 p.m. daily.
Lecture: stained glass and narrative Dr. Samuel Torvend, a professor of European religious history at Pacific Lutheran University, will set the historical context for Judith Schaechter's great work, which is currently on view. 2 p.m. Sun. Apr. 25. Museum of Glass, 1801 East Dock St., Tacoma, 253-396-1768.
panel discussion: the nature of devotion A look at how Medieval art served devotional objects and sacred spaces, and how art-making and art patronage differ today. held in conjunctin with an exhbit at SAFA. Panelists will includeSAFA instructors and local Reverends who specialize in the arts. 1 p.m. Sun. Apr. 25. Seattle Academy of Fine Art, St. Nicholas Building, 1501 Tenth Ave. E., 206-526-2787.
UW Open House The Schools of Art and Music present lectures, recitals, exhibits and a sale of student work. 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri. Apr. 23. UW Campus (Art and Music Buildings), free, 206-543-0970.
nico Oil paintings from San Diego's Deron Cohen. Music provided by bassist Paul Kemmish and saxophonist Brian Kent. Reception: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Thurs. April 29. 619 Western Ave., 2nd floor, 206-622-2833.
State Convention & Trade Center The Seattle-based non-profit Blue Earth Alliance stages its Spring Photography Exhibition, meant to draw attention to endangered environments, threatened cultures, and other issues. Included will be local photographer Anna Mia Davidson's images of contemporary Cuba, Rebecca Norris Webb's unblinking shots of urban zoos, and Subhankar Banerjee's famous photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Reception: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sat. Apr. 24. 800 Convention Pl., 206-694-5000. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
wing luke asian museum "Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race" is a juried show of 20 works exploring issues of race. Opens Fri. April 30. 407 Seventh Ave. So., 206-623-5124. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Foster/White A twenty-year retrospective of vibrant abstraction thick with color by longtime Northwest painter Lois Graham. 123 S. Jackson, 206-622-2833. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Wed. Apr. 27.
Francine Seders Juan Alonso's "Weathered" acrylics on canvas transform Havana's architectural details into stylized, symmetrical talismans reminiscent of William Morris wallpaper designs. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sun. Apr. 25.
M. Rosetta Hunter "Random 2004" investigates chance and chaos in the works of 7 artists, including Alan Lau and Jill Beppu. 1701 Broadway Ave. (in Seattle Central Community College, next to the cafeteria on the ground floor), 206-344-4379. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Wed. Ends Apr. 23.
Seattle Art Museum Swiss-born artist and musical wunderkind Christian Marclay's show is fun, if not particularly deep. The most compelling piece is an absorbing 13-minute, four-screen film Video Quartet, a John Cage-like cacophony of musical samples from Hollywood. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Ends Sun. Apr. 25.
1506 Projects You can play the guessing game this week at "Pseudononymous," a show of completely anonymous work at this new alternative space created by artists Sarah Bergmann, Dianna Molzan and Neal Bashor. 1506 E. Olive, 206-329-5400. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat-Sun.
Art/Not Terminal Who says art is totally useless? This month the Annual Functional Art Show and Contest showcases work that supposedly has a real purpose! 2045 Westlake, 206-233-0680, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
Artemis Jessalyn Haggenjos's "Misshapen Life" includes still life paintings of garbage. Also on display, abstract canvases by painter and floral designer Nisha Kelen. 3107 S. Day St., 206-323-0562. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Atelier 31 Dutch painter Rineke Engwerda's pop-photorealist works usually have a Magritte-like twist—the intrusion of a flat, cartoon scene or dark obscuring shadows. Margaret Quan Knight's photographs depict the human body in dislocating fragmentation. Whether Knight is using cast resin body parts to accompany nude dancers or creating bread dough that transforms into a human belly, she treats flesh as a malleable artist's material. 2500 First Ave., 206-448-5250. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Tues.; 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Benham Just in time for spring, a group show of unusual flower photography by Omak's Ken Smith, San Juans resident Fred James Housel, and Seattle's Steven Meyers, who specializes in x-ray prints. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.
Bluebottle "13 Lucid Eggs" is an offbeat group show on birth and fertility featuring work by Francesca Berrini, Erin Norlin, Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Sam Trout and others. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Bryan Ohno Rae Mahaffey's candy-colored abstractions on wood panel and mystical, staged photographs by Anna Daedalus. 155 S. Main St., 206-667-9572. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
CoCA Yes, the "Seattle Art Pack" exhibit is the notorious show sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes—the idea is for artists to create a work that fits inside a cigarette pack. 410 Dexter Avenue N., 206-728-1980. 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
Davidson It's hard to explain the attraction of Allan Packer's recent "Sprue" paintings and sculptures if you've never built a model airplane. The little molded plastic frames (known as "sprues") that contain the assorted model pieces have become something of an idée fixe for Packer, and he makes them a kind of touchstone, a Platonic ideal. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Gallery 4 Culture Kristin Cross's installation "Collective Memory" consists of door fragments compulsively organized and displayed. Cross takes the found-object approach to an almost absurd extreme, turning contemporary salvage into an act of archeology. 506 Second Ave., Suite 200 (Smith Tower), 206-296-7580. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
Gallery 110 Pamela Mills's still life and flower paintings are rich in color and have a subdued optimism, even though they're intended as virtual altarpieces, while "Transcendence," is a collection of semi-figurative pastels by MiRan. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.
Garde Rail Folsky figurative sculptures in found scraps of wood and tin by Ohio artist Kevin Titzer. 4860 Rainier Ave. (Columbia City), 206-721-0107. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.
Gilda's Club In "Life/After" 20 painters and sculptors, including Ursula Curran and Robert Hardgrave, explore life after a cancer diagnosis. 1400 Broadway, 206-709-1400. 9 a.m-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.
Greg Kucera "Last Call—New Photographs" from director John Waters . 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Grover/Thurston A solo show of new paintings and mixed media works by Seattle artist Fay Jones. 309 Occidental St., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Jack Straw New Media Gallery Randy Moss's interactive video and sound installation, "Dislocator." 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
James Harris Seattle photographer Glenn Rudolph's world is where gothic teens camp in neglected parks, farmers struggle as suburbs sprawl in their midst, and off-grid idealists watch their dreams curdle. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Joe Bar "Turnabout" features historical paintings with a satirical twist by Seattle's Alice Tippet and Vancouver artist Bonni Reid. 810 E. Roy, 206-324-0407. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Kirkland Arts Center KAC's biennial Faculty Exhibit displays works by more than 40 Arts Center instructors, including ceramics by Carol Gouthro and paintings by Michael Otterson. 620 Market St. 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Linda Hodges Central Washington painter Cynthia Krieble's landscapes of the arid Columbia Plateau and mountains of eastern China are composed with a Zen-like flurry of tiny, seemingly random series of brushstrokes. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Lisa Harris Royal Nebeker's "Tvert Imot, Reflections in the Mirror of Ibsen," paintings of contemporary life inspired by the Norwegian playwright. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.
Martin-Zambito Experimental and conventional images 20th century Northwest photographer Virna Haffer. 721 E. Pike St., 206-726-9509. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
Photographic Center Northwest Twenty-six prints by one of Mexico's most talented photographers, Graciela Iturbide. Her images, whether of transvestites in rural Mexico, or of religious pilgrims in India, have an otherworldly spirituality that's firmly planted in the dust and grime of the real. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Sun.
Roq La Rue Sure, Mona Superhero's choice of materials is gimmicky: The Portland-based artist uses colored duct tape to create wildly-colored hipster paintings. But we'll forgive her because the work is so damn accomplished. 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.
SOIL Two recent UW MFA grads meditate on the mattress. 1317 E. Pine St., 206-264-8061. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.
Solomon Fine Art What appear at first to be minimalist abstract canvases in Paul Shakespear's "Dwell" are actually the result of meticulous applications of paints and glosses. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Square Room Ceramics by two artists: David Traylor's spiny, metallic-painted sculptures and Saya Moriyasu's assorted renderings of service industry workers. 1316 E. Pike, 206-267-7120, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Suyama Space Lead Pencil Studio, the experimental architecture team of Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo examines this gallery's inherent structure with "Linear Plenum," a site-specific installation made from hundreds of fine monofilaments. 2324 Second, 206-256-0809. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Viveza Etsuko Ichikawa's "Funiki: Floating Feelings" is a collection of endearingly weird, wispy mixed-media constructions of paper, cotton, and doilies—all shielded from the cruelties of the art world by glass bells. 2604 Western Ave., 206-355-0070. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
William Traver Ceramic sculpture (including some very big heads) by Jun Kaneko plus Alan Fulle's shimmering, liquid "Light Dot" paintings. 110 Union St., second floor, 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Winston Wächter The idealized landscapes of Vashon Island painter Victoria Adams seem to emerge directly from 17th century Holland—but more than simple pastiche, the paintings evoke a kind of imaginary space where the world and nature are benign. Winston/Wachter Gallery, 403 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.