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Lectures and Events
Architecture Walk: Art & Architecture A downtown walking tour explores Seattle's intersection of public art and architecture as a result of the 1 Percent for Art program. 10 a.m. Sat. June 5. Seattle Architectural Foundation, 1333 5th Ave. Suite 300 (Rainier Square Atrium), $10-$12, 206-667-9184.
Art & Wine Benefit Nibble on gourmet snacks, quaff local wines, and browse Kirkland's galleries in a benefit for Kirkland Performance Center. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat. June 5. Various galleries (downtown Kirkland) $60, 425-893-9900.
Art for the Arc A series of art sales and events to support Arc of King County, a nonprofit providing assistance to people with disabilities. First Thursday Reception: 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk: 5-6 p.m. Sat. June 5. Wrap-Up Party: 1-4 p.m. Sun. June 6. Northwest Work Lofts (Commons Room) 3131 Western Ave., free, 206-364-6337.
Artist Talk: Working in the Northwest Artists Layne Goldsmith and Robert Yoder talk about the advantages and difficulties of being a working artist in the Northwest. Noon-1 p.m. Tues. June 8. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, free with admission, 253-272-4258.
ArtsCorps Year End Showcase A fund-raising exhibit by students in ArtsCorps afterschool program. 6-9 p.m. Fri. June 4. ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, 206-722-5440.
Freehold Studio Annual Art Party The third annual performance and art auction to raise money for Freehold Studio's Diversity Scholarship Program features performances by Reggie Watts, Ala Zingara, and Maureen Whiting. 7 p.m.-midnight, Fri. June 4. Knights of Columbus, 722 E. Union, $25-$75, 206-323-7499.
Goldmine Shithouse The New York collaborative art duo Goldmine Shithouse gives a performance/art scene/music happening to raise money for the Artist Relief Package program. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri. June 4. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave., $10 ($7 with a donation of art supplies), 206-388-0600.
Intersect Sound artist John Bain's temporary installation in the lobby of On the Boards uses motion-sensing video to track patrons' movements and simultaneously layer those video streams to create a kind of four-dimensional collage. Installation open before scheduled performances: 7-8 p.m. Thurs. June 3-Sat. June 5. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., free, 206-217-9888.
Lecture: The Abstract Interior Dutch modernism was in many ways concerned with interior spaces, insists UW professor Marek Wieczorek, who will elaborate during his lecture. 4 p.m. Sun. June 6. SAM, 100 University St., free with admission, 206-654-3100.
Lecture: Van Gogh's Japanese Vision SAM museum educator Keith Takechi discusses the influence of Japanese block prints on Vincent Van Gogh's art. 11 a.m. Fri. June 4. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., free with admission, 206-654-3100.
Microsoft Artist Lecture: Larry A. Woodin Architecture scholar Larry Woodin investigates Frank Lloyd Wright's enduring influence. 6-8 p.m. Microsoft Campus Building 33 Conference Center, NE 36th Way (Redmond), free, 425-703-1800.
Ace Studios In her solo show "Portraits of Men, Metaphors of Wood," Suzanne Brooker juxtaposes images of men with misshapen pieces of wood, resulting in pleasing and enigmatic figurative paintings. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 619 Western Ave., 206-623-1288, 1-5 p.m. Sat., or by appointment.
Carolyn Staley 20th-century Japanese prints by Umetaro Azechi, Yoshiskue Funasaka, Haku Maki, and others. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 314 Occidental Ave., 206-621-1888. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
Davidson Seattle debuts by two New York artists: Lordan Bunch, who paints portraits from anonymous photo booth portraits of the 1920s and '30s, and Miki Lee, a specialist in playful, abstract stripe paintings. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Forgotten Works The second of a series of works made with experimental or unusual cameras, this time from Bob Hansen and Tom Frohlich. Reception: 6-10 p.m. 619 Western Ave., 206-343-7212. Noon-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Foster/White Sculpture inspired by textiles and paper from Jim Kraft and Jason Mouer. Reception: 123 S. Jackson, 206-622-2833. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Reception: 6-8 p.m.
Friesen Gallery Larry Fodor's abstract wax-and-oil paintings are supposed to provoke questions and mimic the mind-altering koans of Zen practice. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 1210 Second Ave., 206-628-9501. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Grover/Thurston New paintings by Anne Siems and Molly Hill, two artists who exemplify all that is trite and facile about this gallery when it strays from stronger artists. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 309 Occidental St., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Lisa Harris I'm not at all excited about landscapes of the Tuscan countryside, but Kent Lovelace's approach is novel: he paints in lurid oils on copper plate instead of canvas. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.
William Traver Oh-so-pretty glass by Venetian blower Lino Tagliapietra. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 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.
Zeitgeist Leiv Fagereng's "Crazylittledaisies" promises more humongous hyper-real paintings chock-full of references to contemporary culture, endangered animals, and the New World Order. Reception (including musical performance): 6-8 p.m. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Artemis Rachel Maxi's new collection of realist oils on masonite evoke the sharp contrasts of light and dark found in urban cityscapes. Also on display, Kate Endle's fanciful collages. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. Jun 5. 3107 S. Day St., 206-323-0562. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Atelier 31 Text, chairs, human figures and other symbolic stuff haunt Michael Dikter's new series of paintings, while Italian painter Mario Ricci has his first American solo show, a series of silhouettes veiled behind gauze. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Wed. June 2. 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.
Bluebottle In "Stolen" John and Robin Gumaelius meditate on why the hell someone would steal from a couple of struggling artists. The sculptures use cages, fearsome insects, and ladders to express the artists' reaction to theft. 7-11 p.m. Sat. June 5. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Francine Seders Port Townsend–based ceramic artist and one-time teapot maker Anne Hirondelle takes a turn toward the abstract with "Outurns," a series of lovely minimalist vessels that serve as elegant, pseudo-organic studies in form and texture. Upstairs, a show of early works by NW standbys Guy Anderson and Mark Tobey. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sun. June 6. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun.
G. Gibson "Birds of Mississippi" features mixed media works (oil paint on photographs) by Randy Hayes. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wed. June 2. 514 E. Pike St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
Garde Rail In preparation for its move from Columbia City to Pioneer Square, Garde Rail stages a "salon" show of favorite artists—all at 10 percent off. 4860 Rainier Ave. (Columbia City), 206-721-0107. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.
Ghayya "In Storms and Fresh Ink": wispy abstract paintings by poet and artist Rajaa A. Gharbi. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sat. June 5. 10224 Fischer Place N.E. Noon-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Joe Bar New, lush paintings of critters caught in flagrante delicto (you know, humping) by Kamala-Dolphin Kingsley. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Wed. June 2. 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.
Martin-Zambito Paintings, graphic arts, and photographs of Seattle landmarks from the 1940s to the 1960s. 721 E. Pike St., 206-726-9509. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
Methodologie Ellen Ziegler uses light-sensitive paper and household chemicals to strike a balance between chaos and intention. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wed. June 2. 808 Howell Street, 206-623-1044. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Pitcairn Scott New York painter Brandon Friend's work is all over the place—absurd collage here, splashy abstraction there—and from what I've seen, it's all pretty good. Reception: 6-10 p.m. 2207 Second Ave., 206-448-5380. Noon-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Priceless Works Oopsie. Richard Marquis' "Unintentional Art, Found Objects" turns glassblowing mistakes and acquired random junk into accidentally on-purpose art. Meanwhile, Eric Whol's "Fowl" promises of a menagerie of large glass chickens stuffed to the wattles with dirt, feathers, and thousands of handmade glass flies. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. June 4. 619 N. 35th St., Suite 100, 206-349-9943. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.
Suyama Space Jyung Mee Park's pretentious-sounding "Loss and Gain" uses a bunch of rocks to address big-scale expanses of time. Opens Mon. June 7. 2324 Second, 206-256-0809. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Viveza Exaggerated and gritty nudes predominate in Raymond Morrow's "Beauty Is Nothing," while cartoony figures inhabit Terry Hecker's glazed pottery. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Fri. June 4. 2604 Western Ave., 206-355-0070. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Forgotten Works Amy Bates, Patrick Gergen, and David Chick try their hand at primitive or pinhole cameras for unusual effects. 619 Western Ave., 206-343-7212. noon-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Mon. June 5.
Roq La Rue "Now We Are Six" celebrates six years of wonderfully lowbrow, creepy, and oddball art at the Roq. 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Mon. June 5.
Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery In the second of a series of cooperative exhibitions with local galleries, SAM Rental/Sales gives wall time to Lisa Harris Gallery artists Richard Hutter, Victoria Johnson, and Richard Morhous. 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Mon. June 5.
Baas Gallery Fulgencio Lazo's vibrant abstract paintings allude to the community festivals of Mexico. 2703 E. Madison, 206-324-4742. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat.
Benham "The True Nature of Light" presents photographs by nudist specialist Jock Sturges and chronicler of the garden Tod Gangler. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.
Bryan Ohno In her show of photographs, "60-Watt Fairy Tales," Anna Daedelus masterfully intertwines the realms of childhood and adulthood using light and shadow and a number of stuffed-animal costumes. 155 So. Main St., 206-667-9572, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends. Sat. May 15.
City Space "Seattle Collects" showcases 2003 City of Seattle purchases of art. 701 Fifth Ave. (Bank of America Tower), 3rd floor, 206-749-9525, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Fri. Sept 20.
Howard House Ken Kelly's abstract paintings, made with stencils and mirrors, are thick with a kaleidoscopic array of forms that make references to human anatomy and symbols of danger. Also on the walls of Billy Howard's new space is the group show "About the House," featuring variations on the pleasures and pressures of domestic life. 2017 Second Ave., 206-256-6399. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Greg Kucera "The BIG Print Show" offers large-scale prints from BIG names like Chuck Close, Ed Ruscha, and Helen Frankenthaler. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
James Harris In Keith Tilford's magnificent debut solo show, "Plicature," explosions, books, and cryptic bits of language erupt in intricately scribbled drawings while a riot of spiderlike sculptures assembled from plastic twisty-ties litters the gallery. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Kuhlman Tom Bagley, Ellen Forney, Joe Newton, and Erin Norlin create their own twisted versions of 1970s ads from the Art Instruction Institute. 2419 First Ave. (Belltown), 206-441-1999. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sat.
Solomon Fine Art The group show "Yarns" plays on both senses of the word: The works here incorporate a twist on tales or threads. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
South Seattle Community College Art Gallery Works by the late Seattle sculptor James Washington Jr., and nature photographer M. Allen Sykes. 6000 16th S.W., 206-764-5337. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Western Bridge This fabulous new SODO art space designed by Roy McMakin showcases William and Ruth True's vast collection of contemporary art, and kicks off with "Possessed," a group show about "the things we own and the things that own us," featuring work by Adam Fuss, Zoe Leonard, Shirin Neshat, Tony Oursler, Paul Pfeiffer, Aïda Ruilova, and Cindy Sherman. 3412 Fourth Avenue S. 206-838-7444. Noon-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Winston Wachter New work from the sculptural, geometric California painter Kris Cox. 403 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Frye Art Museum "Here I Am! Passages in Portraiture" taps into the Frye's collection of paintings. For those who don't know a watercolor from a mezzotint, the Frye's new selection of works on paper offers a tutorial. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.
Henry Art Gallery "Selections from the Collection of William and Ruth True" offers a sampling from the collection of these two keen-eyed art collectors. Also, the UW's MFA exhibition (see box, p. 74), plus "Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961–2001," which chronicles Trisha Brown's collaborations with visual artists. UW campus, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.
Museum of Glass Taking the medieval stained glass panel as her launching pad, Judith Schaechter creates violent and just plain weird vignettes of early 21st-century life. Also on display, 60 glass faces created by Marita Dingus during a recent five-day residency at the Museum and a retrospective of Italo Scanga. 1801 East Dock St. Tacoma, 253-396-1768. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (third Thurs. of the month until 8 p.m.), noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Seattle Art Museum "Van Gogh to Mondrian: Modern Art from the Kröller-Müller Museum" offers a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some examples of Van Gogh's work. Also on offer in this traveling exhibit from the Netherlands are several other exemplars of the modernist movement, including some early Picassos, cubist work by Juan Gris, freaky mythological scenes by Odilon Redon, and pictures by Leger and Seurat. "Only Skin Deep" explores the art world's own complicity in perpetuating, even creating, racial stereotypes over the last 150 years or so. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.
Seattle Asian Art Museum "Larger than Life Heroes" presents Ukiyo-e and woodblock prints on the subject of sumo wrestling. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect Ave., 206-625-8900. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Thurs.
Tacoma Art Museum The theme of Tacoma Art Museum's latest Northwest Biennial is "Buildingwise" and it promises 100 works by artists from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. In "Lewis and Clark Territory," contemporary artists Ann Appleby, Michael Brophy, and others investigate themes of race and place in the West 200 years after the Corps of Discovery. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Every third Thursday free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
Wing Luke Asian Museum The juried exhibit "Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race" attempts to break open the lockbox of dialogue on race with Ronald Hall's rage-filled paintings, Wes Kim's short films, and MalPina Chan's monoprints of the immigrant experience. 407 Seventh S., 206-623-5124. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.