Oct. 12-18, 2005

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Lectures and Events

There Goes the Neighborhood This "happening" at Kirkland's art walk will take place in a trailer. Passersby are invited to enter the makeshift living space and commune with actors. 5-9 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 13. The corner of Lake Street and Park Lane. One night only.

What Is Film Style? A conversation with film critics Richard T. Jameson and Robert Horton explores the difference between cinematic masterpieces and failures. 2 p.m. Sun. Oct. 16. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250.

Openings

Eastside Association of Fine Arts Performances by the Eastside Symphony Orchestra accompany the awards reception for this 30th annual exhibition of multimedia art. Works are judged by Donna Watson, president emeritus of both the Northwest Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Reception: 3-5 p.m. Sat. Oct. 15. Key Center, 601 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 425-486-1763. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 10.

Henry Art Gallery An exploration of our culture's symbolic communication, "Sign Language" features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee, among others. Opens Tues. Oct. 18. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Ends Jan. 29.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Navigate a sonic neighborhood created by artist Tania Kupczak. With attention to aural and visual aspects, Kupczak's work is intended to pique curiosity about the human impulse to preserve that which we may not understand. Reception: 7 p.m. Fri. Oct. 14. Artist talk: 11:30 a.m. Sat. Oct. 15. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.

Kirkland Arts Center Gallery "pARTners" is an exploration of local and nationally renowned artist couples. Talented pairings include Jacob Lawrence and Gwen Knight, Peter Millet and Sherri Markovitz, and Claire Cowie and Leo Berk. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 13. 620 Market St., 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 16.

Viveza Francesca Berrini constructs imagined worlds on maps of places she longs to visit. Maintaining a traditional map format, Berrini transforms real cities inspired by her travel fantasies. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 14. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584. Ends Nov. 13.

Western Bridge "Crash, Pause, Rewind" explores disaster imagery generated by pop culture and the media. Includes works by Richard Barnes, E.V. Day, Tacita Dean, Christoph Draeger, John Haddock, Timothy Hutchings, Chris Larson, Euan Macdonald, and Robert Lazzarini. Opening: 7-10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 14. 3412 Fourth Ave. S. 206-838-7444. Noon- 6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Mar. 4.

Last Chance

G. Gibson Beverly Rayner's fetishlike constructions cobbled together from household tools and tiny photos honor the sacrifices of bored housewives of decades past. If only they'd had access to Rayner's Crap Eradicator, perhaps they would have had time for more intellectual pursuits. Also: Susan Seubert's fetishes of a different sort—tintype photograms of antique dresses, plus a collection of signed prints celebrating the 100th birthday of photographer Ruth Bernhard. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Sat. Oct. 15.

Photographic Center Northwest Seattle photographer Chris Jordan's "Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption" turns dizzying quantities of garbage and e-waste spotted in landfills into huge, nearly abstract studies in color and repetition. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sat. Oct. 15.

Galleries

Ace Studios Upset that none of the art displayed on First Thursday depicts you? Well, now it will, as the folks at Ace Studios and Studio o2 team up to help art scenesters create their own Polaroid portraits on watercolor paper, at 20 bucks a pop. Also on display: photographs of New Orleans by Cindy Apple, images of Chile by Darcia Davis, Holga camera images by Wanda Holt, and works by Amrita Huja. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief. 619 Western Ave., 206-623-1288. 1-5 p.m. Sat., or by appointment.

Art/Not Terminal New, huge, and very trippy photo collages of cars, skyscrapers, and seascapes by local artist John Schuh. Featured Artist Keene Crews explores surface control in "Pioneer Sunrise". 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 3.

Baas Art Hand-printed collages based on cross-country road trips by local artist Wendy McMillan. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.

Ballard/Fetherston New work from New York painter Kathy Moss and Portland sculptor (and recent Neddy Award nominee) Lita Batho, who creates intricate works from welded steel wire. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.

BallardWorks Eric Todd explores iconic representations of death through watercolor, while Alemendra Sandoval's black-and-white photographs illustrate the Day of the Dead. 2856 N.W. Market St., 206-784-9987. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 5.

Bluebottle Hipster cartoons and illustrations by Studio Rama, a collaboration among artists Jen Rarey, Jon K. Green, and Hella Song. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Oct. 30.

Carolyn Staley Selections of intricate cut-paper Japanese stencils from the late Edo, Meiji (1868–1912), and Taisho (1912–1926) periods. 314 Occidental Ave., 206-621-1888. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 19.

Catherine Person Abstract-symbolic collages by local artist Laura Castellanos. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-726-1836. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.

Columbia City Gallery Guatemalan painter Abraham Batzin Navichoc's folk-style paintings of festivals and markets in his home country; plus a group show by local artists William A. Herberholz, Karin Jaques, Shari Kaufman, and Lisa Lamoreaux. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843. Noon-7 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 13.

Consolidated Works Continuing a yearlong celebration of works by local kinetic artist Trimpin, ConWorks opens an installation of the German-born artist's piece Sheng High, a musical creation employing 25 flutes played by a series of mechanically controlled suspended buckets. 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-860-5245, www.conworks.org. 4-8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 1-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 27.

Cornish College Gallery This year's Cornish College faculty group show features work by instructors Gretchen Bennett, Su Job, Ron Lambert, David Nechak, and others. 100 Lenora St., 206-726-5011. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 31.

Davidson Contemporary Davidson Galleries celebrates the move of its contemporary painting and sculpture department to the Tashiro-Kaplan complex—its print gallery will remain at Occidental—with a solo show by Washington painter Susan Bennerstrom. "Within," the result of Bennerstrom's recent residency in Ireland, features spare, realist interiors of empty rooms. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29

Davidson Galleries A selection of woodblock prints from Japan's Sosaku Hanga movement of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, plus nature-inspired woodcuts by Nebraska artist Karen Kunc. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.

Floating Leaves Tea Paintings inspired by Chinese calligraphy and oracle bone inscriptions by Meredith McPherson. 2213 N.W. Market St. (#100), 206-529-4268. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.). Ends Nov. 4.

Foster/White Nearly abstract paintings of rural Eastern Washington landscapes by Allison Collins. Also, the Russian Constructivist sculptures of Louis Mueller and the Italian glass art of Benjamin Moore cultivate a streamlined geometry. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 29.

Frame Up Studios New paintings in encaustic by Nan Wonderly. 3515 Fremont Ave. N., 206-547-4657. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily. Ends Nov. 1.

Francine Seders "Maintenance" is a debut solo show by Diann Knezovich, who has performed a series of digital variations on a single image of a tightly pruned shrub. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 30.

G. Gibson Ruth Bernhart's sleek, elegant photographs of the human form are displayed in rotation to celebrate her 100th birthday. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 26.

Gallery 110 "What the Water Told Me" offers linoleum block prints of bathers and flowing colors by Betsy Best-Spadaro, plus satirical paintings on glass by Jessica Dodge. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Meet the artists: 1-3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 15. Ends Oct. 29.

Gallery4Culture Inaugurating the King County art gallery's move to a more prominent home in the Tashiro-Kaplan building is this solo show of Seattle artist Linda Davidson's hundreds of small paintings collectively depicting a cloudy sky. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 28.

Gallery 63 Eleven Randi Starup's "Tree of Life" is the painter's first solo show. 6311 N.W. 24th (Ballard), 206-478-2238. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 9.

Garde Rail New mud-based works by Alabama outsider artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth, who's still painting, whooping, hollering, and joking at the ripe age of 95. 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 12.

Global Art Venue Soft, billowy landscapes by Liang Wei and patterned encaustic on glass work by Tim Chilina. 314 First Ave. S., 206-264-8755. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 3.

Greg Kucera Jeffrey Simmons' new series of abstract paintings glow like LEDs or flashing text on an antiquated computer screen. Also on display: minimal, weirdly comic vignettes of symbolic slapstick by L.A. artist Joe Biel. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.

Grover/Thurston Sure, it's been done before, but we have a soft spot for Kenna Moser's romantic little collages combining botanical flower paintings, layers of beeswax, and antique letters. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Oct. 29.

Howard House Mark Takamichi Miller's large-scale paintings based on found snapshots and local artist Yuki Nakamura's tribute to her late brother, a series of 36 porcelain soccer balls. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.

InfoHazard Magical-realist paintings by Seva Rzhondkovsky and disturbing photo-collages by Michael Colello. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 1.

James Harris Richard Rezac's second solo show at the gallery, composed of five minimalist sculptures using highly finished aluminum, cast polyurethane, and other materials, plus a series of preparatory sketches. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.

Jeffrey Moose This gallery's fourth showing of spiritual dot-style paintings from the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association in Australia's Central Desert. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, second level, 206-467-6951. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 5.

Kent Arts Commission Painted and retouched aerial photos of human-modified landscapes by local artist Heather Joy. 220 Fourth Ave. S., Kent, 253-856-5050. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 28.

Linda Hodges Realist paintings by California artist Chester Arnold and new paintings incorporating woodworking inlay by Pullman-based artist Robert Helm. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.

Lisa Harris Symbolic/spiritual landscapes in the tradition of Guy Anderson and other Northwest masters by Ed Kamuda. Also: sculpture by Jerry Wingren incorporating Northwest materials like stone and red cedar. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 29.

Patricia Cameron Fine Art New abstract paintings and drawings by Cheryl Hahn incorporating natural materials such as wasp nest fragments. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Oct. 29.

Richard Hugo House Gallery at Belltown This inaugural show for the new gallery space features poems by Frances McCue and paintings by her esteemed colleague and friend Mohammed Daoudi. This is Richard Hugo House's second gallery space. It will not replace the original. 2721 First Ave., 206-322-7030. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 31.

Seattle Academy of Fine Art A selection of relatively forgotten Northwest painters of the early 20th century, including John Davidson Butler, Roi Partridge, Louise Crow, and Lance Wood Hart. 1501 10th Ave. E. (Steele Gallery, third floor), 206-526-2787. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Lecture by curator David Martin: 7-8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 21. Ends Nov. 23.

Seattle Aquarium "Water's Edge" showcases aquatic-themed quilts by artists from the Contemporary Quilt Arts Association. 1483 Alaskan Way, 206-386-4320. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends Jan. 31.

Sev Shoon Arts Center Intaglio-based works by Lorie Ransom and Sara Lord Bugbee Rush. Ransom conceptualizes storytelling through upbeat and dark imagery, while Rush explores a variety of print media. 2862 N.W. Market St., 206-782-2415. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 5.

SOIL A retrospective show commemorating the gallery's 10-year presence in the Northwest features works by over 30 past or present SOIL artists. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.

Solomon Fine Art In Claire Lieberman's "Naturally Artificial," the artist creates paintings inspired by camouflage designs and executed in fluorescent colors, as well as surprising juxtapositions of materials in sculpture (including alabaster and red Jell-O). 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Stonington Gallery Colorful paper, beads, and buttons characterize fun collages by Thomas Stream. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 31.

Suyama Space Christine Waller builds 3-D abstract planes of light and form out of thousands of fine-gauge wires. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 9.

Two Bells Tavern New paintings by longtime art-scene figure Rolon Bert Garner, a visual-arts curator in the early days of Bumbershoot. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Dec. 6.

Wall Space Ron Reeder's palladium prints from "Timeless Kyoto." Pioneer Building, 600 First Ave. Suite 322, 206-330-9137. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 22.

William Traver Gallery Masami Koda's "Beneath" explores man's relationship to nature through sculptures combining bronze, glass, copper, wood, and silver. Preston Singletary's "From the Pit of the Canoe People" fuses modern elements with Native American artistic tradition. 110 Union St., 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.. Ends Oct. 30.

Winston Wächter Pigment-tinted glass, steel, and concrete by Ann Gardner. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.

Woodside/Braseth A collection of works by that pugnacious and durable Northwest painter William Cumming, who got his start in the WPA years of the Depression and continues to create colorful, figurative works. (See spotlight, p. 72.) 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.

Zeitgeist "A Soldier's View: A Pictorial Reflection of the War in Iraq" offers an unvarnished photographic look at the war through the eyes of a young soldier from Olympia named Jeff de la Cruz. A portion of the proceeds from this show will raise money for the family of a murdered Iraqi interpreter. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 2.

Museums

Burke Museum Subhankar Banerjee's magnificent photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are the result of a two-year expedition among caribou and tundra. Savor these images, before ExxonMobil and BP bring their "low-impact" drilling apparatus to ANWR.UW campus, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543- 5590. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Dec. 31.

Frye Art Museum Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were pioneering gender-benders in the freewheeling art world of 1920s Paris. These photographs from the two female photographers explore complex notions of sexuality and identity. Also:"William Cumming: The Image of Consequence" offers an authoritative retrospective of the 88-year-old Northwest painter's long career. Curated by local art critic Matthew Kangas, the show follows the evolution of Cumming's work from reform-minded realism to a more formal fusion of representation and abstraction. (See spotlight, p. 72.) 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. William Cumming ends Jan. 1; Cahun & Moore ends Feb. 12.

Henry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art" is the title of a project undertaken by chief curator Elizabeth Brown and Lead Pencil Studios architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo. Showcasing an eclectic selection from the gallery's permanent collection, the show allows viewers to establish their own connections between photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Lead Pencil Studio is also behind "Minus Space," an installation that attempts to re-create the hillside lost in the 1997 expansion of the Henry, using a fine scrim of assorted materials. Also collected is an assortment of Lead Pencil designs, photographs, and drawings, a Borges-like architecture for a fictional, almost mythological past. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "150 Works" ends Feb. 26; "Minus Space" ends Oct. 20.

 
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