Visual Arts Calendar

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Lectures and Events

Architecture Walk: Wallingford Bungalows The prototypical Seattle home is the Wallingford bungalow, a modest but finely-crafted design that got its start as a mail-order kit (the days of affordability are long gone, however). This tour stops inside some of the city's most painstakingly restored Wallingford domiciles. 9 a.m.-noon Sat. June 12 (advance registration required). Seattle Architectural Foundation, 1333 5th Ave. Suite 300 (Rainier Square Atrium), $20, 206-667-9184.

Artist Lecture Glass artists Dick Weiss and Walter Lieberman (collectively known as WD-40+) talk about their work. 2 p.m. Sun. June 13. Museum of Glass, 1801 East Dock St. (Tacoma), free with admission, 253-396-1768.

Flag Day Celebration Curious about how the U.S. flag got expropriated as a bumper sticker in support of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? It's not the first time. If you're wondering how Old Glory got to where it is today, Gary Lentz, park manager of Lewis and Clark State Park, will give a slide show on the history of the national symbol. 11 a.m. Mon. June 14. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific (Tacoma), free with admission, 253-272-3500.

Lecture: Modern Paints Artists' materials underwent a major revolution in the 1950s, and as a result, artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were able to achieve radical new effects. Tom Learner, a senior conservator at London's Tate Modern, talks about the challenges of restoring art that uses these paints. 9 a.m.-noon Sat. June 12 (advance registration required). Seattle Architectural Foundation, 1333 5th Ave. Suite 300 (Rainier Square Atrium), $20, 206-667-9184.

Multimedia Presentation: Van Gogh In "Van Gogh: A Stroke of Genius, a Brush With Faith," Common Ground Seattle uses live music, various media, and narrative to explore the life, art, and religious faith of Vincent Van Gogh. 3 p.m. Sat. June 12. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., $5 suggested donation, 206-654-3100.

Seattle Central Apparel Design Show Graduating students in Seattle Central Community College's Apparel Design program show off their haute couture. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues. June 15, Room BE2114, SCCC Campus, 1701 Broadway, free, 206-687-3828.

Openings

ArtsWest "Beyond Expectations" collects paintings, prints, photography, and glass art from local gay and lesbian artists in celebration of Pride Month. Reception: 3-5 p.m. Sun. June 13. 4711 California Ave. S.W. (West Seattle), 206-938-0963. Noon- 6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Ballard/Fetherston Geoff Garza's decorative abstract paintings recall, according to the artist, the lace tablecloths and other interior details of his grandmother's south Texas home. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. June 11. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Karpeles Manuscript Library "From Northern Climes" presents the work of two contemporary Finnish-American artists, Pirjo Berg and Phil Fagerholm. Also on display: "Transfigurations," an exhibit on the art and culture of early Finnish immigrant communities in southeast Alaska. 407 South G St. (Tacoma), 253-383-2575. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tues.-Sun.

Kirkland Arts Center In "Fancy Cakes and Shore Lines," Sonja Peterson's ceramic sculptures and paintings refer to traditional Japanese Buddhist/Shinto stone figurines known as jizo, while Kiki MacInnis' phallic drawings of peach pits and root clumps verge on the abstract. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Thurs. June 10. 620 Market St. 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Roq La Rue By no means a household name in the art world, Billy Name was the unofficial documentary photographer within Andy Warhol's Factory in the 1960s. A former waiter, Name served as a jack-of-all-trades within the Factory: creating the studio's famous silver interiors, assisting with the sets of Warhol's films, and eventually shooting thousands of photos of the antics at 231 East 47th Street . Roq curator Kirsten Anderson has tracked down Name and invited him to display 30 of his distinctively grainy black & white images. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Fri. June 11. 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.

Last Chance

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. Ends Sat. June 12.

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. Ends Sat. June 12.

Solomon Fine Art The group show "Yarns" plays on both senses of the word: The works here incorporate a twist on tales or threads, including Jenny Hellmann's embroidery and Dave Hughes' Gothic text in Plexiglas. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Fri. June 11.

Galleries

Ace Studios In her solo show "Portraits of Men, Metaphors of Wood," Suzanne Brooker juxtaposes images of men with a variety of misshapen pieces of wood, resulting in pleasing and enigmatic figurative paintings. 619 Western Ave., 206-623-1288, 1-5 p.m. Sat., or by appointment.

Artemis Rachel Maxi's new collection of realist oils on masonite evoke the sharp contrasts of light and dark found in urban cityscapes. 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. 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.

Baas Gallery Fulgencio Lazo's vibrant abstract paintings allude to the community festivals of Mexico (the artist, originally from Oaxaca, splits his time between Mexico and the U.S.). 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.

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. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-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 S. Main St., 206-667-9572, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends. Sat. May 15.

Carolyn Staley Twentieth century Japanese prints by Umetaro Azechi, Yoshiskue Funasaka, Haku Maki, and others. 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. 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. 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. 123 S. Jackson, 206-622-2833. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun.

Francine Seders Port Townsend-based ceramic artist and onetime 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. In the upstairs gallery, a show of early works by Northwest standbys Guy Anderson and Mark Tobey. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.- Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun.

Friesen Gallery Larry Fodor's abstract wax- and-oil paintings are supposed to provoke questions and mimic the mind-altering koans of Zen practice. 1210 Second Ave., 206-628-9501. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

G. Gibson "Birds of Mississippi" features mixed media works (oil paint on photographs) by Randy Hayes. 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 big move from Columbia City to Pioneer Square, Garde Rail stages a "salon" show of favorite artists—all at 10 percent off the usual price. 4860 Rainier Ave. (Columbia City), 206-721-0107. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-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 such as Fay Jones. 309 Occidental St., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

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; plus, photographs and collages by Rabbit-Proof Fence cinematographer Chris Doyle. 2017 Second Ave., 206-256-6399. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Hugo House "Screams From the Subdivision"—wood relief paintings by illustrator John Smith. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri, noon- 5 p.m. Sat.

Joe Bar New, lush paintings of critters caught in flagrante delicto by Kamala- Dolphin Kingsley. 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.

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.

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. 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 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.

Pitcairn Scott New York painter Brandon Friend's work is all over the place—absurd collage here, splashy abstraction there—but from what I've seen, it's all pretty good. 2207 Second Ave., 206-448-5380. Noon-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Priceless Works Richard Marquis' "Unintentional Art, Found Objects" turns glassblowing mistakes and acquired random junk into accidentally-on-purpose art. Meanwhile, Eric Whol's "Fowl" offers a menagerie of large glass chickens stuffed to the wattles with dirt, feathers, and thousands of handmade glass flies. 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. 2324 Second, 206-256-0809. 9 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.

Viveza Exaggerated and gritty nudes predominate in Raymond Morrow's "Beauty Is Nothing," while cartoony figures inhabit Terry Hecker's glazed pottery. 2604 Western Ave., 206-355-0070. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Westside Burrito Connection Avast! Lowbrow, tattoo-inspired art depicting all that is sexy and alluring about the life of pirates. 208 First St. (Bremerton, next to ferry terminal), 360-792-5288.

William Traver Oh-so-pretty glass by Venetian blower Lino Tagliapietra. 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 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.

Zeitgeist Leiv Fagereng's "Crazylittledaisies" features more humongous hyper-real paintings chock-full of references to contemporary culture, endangered animals, and the New World Order. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Museums

Frye Art Museum "Here I Am! Passages in Portraiture" taps into the Frye's collection of paintings by John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, and others. And for those who don't know a watercolor from a mezzotint, the Frye's new selection of works on paper offers a tutorial in such techniques as lithography, drawing, and engraving. 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, who've just inaugurated the Western Bridge gallery and are longtime patrons of the Henry. Included is a typically intense video by Trisha Donnelly, a portrait in paint samples by Vik Muniz, and a soothingly mindless video of skateboarders by Kristen Stoltmann. Also on display, the university's annual 2004 MFA exhibition, plus "Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961–2001," which chronicles Trisha Brown's collaborations with visual artists, displaying pieces of sets, costumes, and artworks that emerged from or inspired her work. 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, a buddy of Chihuly's who was a frequent guest artist at the Pilchuck School until his death in 2001. 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" (see review on p. 73). "Only Skin Deep," an exhibit from New York's International Center of Photog­raphy, 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.; noon-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, among others. 407 Seventh S., 206-623-5124. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon- 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

 
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