Nov. 2-8, 2005

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Lectures and Events

Benefit Soiree Forever Forty-Four presents "Cocktails a Vingt Heure", a collection of photographs enhanced with light, glass, and liquid by Vicki Marie Stolsen. One hundred percent of art sales will aid displaced women and children, with 20 percent donated to YWCA-USA's hurricane relief drive. Each dollar raised will be matched. Dress in evening attire. 8-11 p.m. Sat. Nov. 5. The Alexander Gallery, 2206 First Ave. S., 206-409-2817.

Gasworks Gallery Party Enjoy imported wine, food, art, and Latin jazz at this party to celebrate the gallery's one-year anniversary and raise awareness about Northwest Harvest. Potatoes and easy-to-store food items are welcomed as donations to local food shelters. 7-11 p.m. Fri. Nov. 4. Gasworks Gallery (Jones Building), 3815 Fourth Ave. N.E., www.gasworksgallery.com.

Kool Kulture Pop-culture legend Robert Williams will appear at Roq La Rue gallery to sign copies of his new book, Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing the Art of Robert Williams. A protégé of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Williams worked alongside Von Dutch and Rick Griffin, was a founding contributor to the ZAP! Comix Anthology, and designed the cover for the Guns N' Roses album Appetite for Destruction. 6-8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 4. Roq La Rue, 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977.

Vicki Goldberg Lecture Learn about unconventional, free-spirited photographer Margaret Bourke-White from her latest biographer, Vicki Goldberg. 3:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 5. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258.

First Thursday

ArtForte Vancouver artist Jennifer Jean Tazwell Mawby makes her U.S. solo debut with paintings that interpret the Northwest landscape through an American Tonalist perspective. Reception: 6 p.m. 213 First Ave. S., 206-748-0187. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 30.

Artists Gallery of Seattle "My View" features new oil paintings by R.J. Stockwell. Reception: 6-10 p.m. 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 30.

Corridor Kevin Furiya's "New Works" explore the working parts of everyday life. His paintings focus on gritty details, like those found in red industrial cranes or tarred rooftops. Reception: 6-9 p.m. 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. (and by appointment). Ends Nov. 26.

Davidson Contemporary Combining oil, watercolor, and collage, each of Brian Novatny's panels tells a nonlinear story through a series of images. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 26.

Fenomena Using pen and paper, Yossi Veissid creates "Architectural Dreamscapes" without preliminary sketches or calculations, intending for them to suggest cultural and social destruction with simultaneous optimism. Reception: 8-11 p.m. 200 Roy St. (Suite 104), 206-213-0080. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; noon- 1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec.18.

Foster/White Bronzesculptures by Tony Angell and delicate, dreamlike collages by Joe D'Alessandro. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 26.

Globe Gallery Kristen Imig's color photographs capture the world illuminated by "headlights." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 105 S. Main St. (#100), 206-612-7655. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Nov. 29.

Lisa Harris Gallery Serene oil paintings by Kathryn Altus and mixed-media works by Michael Greenspan. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Place, 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.

Linda Hodges Gallery Chen Lin works with Chinese paint on rice paper. Also: Fred Lisaius' whimsical acrylic on canvas. Reception: 6-8:30 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 26.

Sam Day Gallery New bronze works by metal sculptor Heidi Wastweet. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. (and by appointment).

Shift Studio This multimedia show features work by new member-artists Crystal Anderson, Michelle Forsyth, Kevin Haas, Elise Richman, Carolyn Zick, Donna Stack, and Andrew Kaufman. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex, 306 S. Washington St. (#105), 206-547-1215. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. (and by appointment). Ends Nov. 26.

SOIL "Crime Scene" is an exploration of our culture's fascination with crime, investigation, and evidence. Features art from Seattle, San Francisco, L.A., and Canada. Reception: 6-9:30 p.m. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Nov. 27.

Solomon Fine Art "Paper" is a collection of Kazuo Kadonaga's works from the 1980s exploring the nuances and particularities of paper, including the relationship between water and paper. Reception 5-8 p.m. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 9.

The Legacy Ltd. "From the House of the Thunderbird" celebrates Northwest Coast wood sculpture. Works include masks by Namgis artists Don Svanvik, Johnathan Henderson, and Sean Whonnock. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1003 First Ave. 206-624-6350. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.

William Traver Ceramic artist Jun Kaneko's "Dango" sculptures are named after a similarly shaped type of Japanese dumpling; Eric Nelsen explores historical aspects of the handmade object in "Memory Myth Motif"; Catherine Grisez's "Constructing Deconstruction" presents metal wing sculptures and a walk-in installation strung with house-shaped music boxes. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 110 Union St. (Suite 200), 253-383-3685. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 27.

Woodside Braseth Northwest Master Dennis Evans' new mixed-media paintings and Emily Warn's poetry make up "Trace Elements: 22 Kits of Creation." Reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1533 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 25.

Other Openings

Art and Soul Celebrity photographer Nikolas Muray was both lover and friend to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Muray's photographic portraits of Kahlo have been reprinted by Art and Soul using a rare color carbon printing process. Also on display: digital pigment prints of images from I Will Never Forget You . . . Frida Kahlo and Nicolas Muray, a book edited by Salomon Grimberg. Opening: Mon. Nov. 7. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.

Art/Not Terminal "Artists for Breast Cancer" honors cancer-stricken Linda Gancarz. Proceeds will be donated to women with stage three or four cancer. Also: Harry Bonnette, the featured artist for November, mixes media and emotions in a show titled "In the Mix." Reception: 7-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 5. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 1.

Baas Gallery Oaxacan artist Fulgencio Lazocelebratesthe bonds of family, community, and heritage through vivid, symbolic paintings. Also: Wendy McMillan's "Road Trip" features mixed- media prints. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Wed. Nov. 2. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Nov. 30.

Grover Thurston Colorful mixed-media collages by Fay Jones. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Wed. Nov. 2. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Infohazard Jesse Lindsay's dark fantasy paintings and mixed-media industrial horror. Also: Cliff Hare's digital photographs of alien landscapes. Reception: 6-9:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 5. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 1.

Oasis Photographs of Honduras, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa by married photographers Shannon and Conrad Plyler. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Nov. 4. 3644 Wallingford Ave. N., 206-547-5177. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon- 4 p.m. Sun.

Parklane Gallery Patricia Seggebruch explores depth through encaustic painting; Stan Pollock's "The Night Ghost Series" features complex, ghostly, personified visions. Opening: Mon. Nov. 7. 130 Park Lane, Kirkland, 425-827-1462. Ends Dec. 4.

Patricia Cameron "Symbols and Signs" is a collection of paintings by Milan Heger that explores the realization of finding one's inner voice. Reception: 5-8:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 2. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 3.

ToST Shawn Diaz and David Kaul of Olivodoce Art Space represent the dark and humorous sides of life through abstract lettering compositions with illustrated characters. This show is cumulative, featuring works from the collaborative duo that span three years. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Nov. 4. 513 N. 36th St., 206-547-0240. 5 p.m.-midnight Mon.; 5 p.m.- 2 a.m. Tues.-Sat.

Last Chance

BallardWorks Eric Todd explores iconic representations of death through watercolor; 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.

Floating Leaves Tea Paintings by Meredith McPherson inspired by Chinese calligraphy and oracle bone inscriptions. 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.

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.

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

Roq La Rue "Bad Moon Rising" is the inaugural show in the gallery's new location. Dark, playful, appropriately spooky works by 24 artists set the tone for Halloween. 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 4.

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.

Triangle Gallery "Loving Peace" is a collection of works by youth from YMCAs in Pusan (Korea), Kobe (Japan), Chiangmai (Thailand), Tianjin (China), and Seattle. Three young Seattle artists will speak about the exhibit. YMCA, 909 Fourth Ave., 206-382-7899. 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 5.

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 go to 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.

Galleries

Artcore Studios "Citizens in Hell" is a collection of sculpture, prints, and paintings by eight local artists. The works explore hell as a literal, personal, or allegorical place. 5501-A Airport Way S., 206-767-2673. Noon-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon-7 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 9.

Arthead "In Puget Flow" showcases the art and poetry of Ballard native Denny Palmason, highlighting his paintings and block prints. Palmason is the former owner of Acropolis Gallery in Ballard and served as director of Artinteralia, the Art Club, and the Meridian Gallery. 5411 Meridian Ave. N., 206-633-5544. Noon-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, all from a bird's-eye perspective; 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.

Crawl Space Diana Falchuck is an artist fascinated with decay and preservation. In "Zebra Skin Cake Knife," her latest exploration of the subject, Falchuck portrays similarities between decaying food and crumbling facades. 504 E. Denny Way (#1), 206-322-5752. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 13.

Eastside Association of Fine Arts An annual exhibition of multimedia art. The Key Center, 601 108th Ave. N.E., 425-486-1763. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 10.

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. (See spotlight, p. 71.) 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.

Greg Kucera Jeffrey Simmons' new series of abstract paintings glow like LEDs or flashing text on an antiquated computer screen. Also: 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.

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.

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 what we don't understand. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.

Jacob Lawrence Three UW alumni explore urban and natural environments. Margie Livingston's geometric color bars investigate the ephemeral characteristics of nature; Leo Saul Berk highlights the covert dimensions of flat objects through a hybrid of computer technology and traditional photography; and Robert Yoder constructs pop-culture collages with architectural influences that imply construction and destruction. UW campus, School of Art, 206-685-1805. Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 19.

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.

Joe Bar Cornish grad Benjamin Hanawalt explores the collision between fully realized images and flat color patterns. Hanawalt's paintings reflect an interest in film stills, nature photography, and geometry. 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 30.

Kinsey Gallery Through reappropriation, Pat Conlon paints the "Seven Deadly Sins" on billboard vinyl. Seattle University, 900 Broadway, 206-296-5360. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 2.

Ming's Asian Gallery Frustrated by the industrialization of his native Korea, Kim Man Hee quit his job to become a painter. His art draws upon motifs from old Korean folk paintings in an effort to preserve, and pass on to new generations, his culture's artistic traditions. 10217 Main St., Bellevue, 425-462-4008. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 30.

Platform Works by Jennifer McNeely depict the upkeep or repair characterizing women's lives. Cultural and emotional influences fuel a constant maintenance, which McNeely symbolizes through a textile woven with objects once possessed by women. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Nov. 19.

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. Note: 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.

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. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.

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. 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 intentionally generic title of this 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 among a variety of photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Also: An exploration of our culture's symbolic communication, "Sign Language" features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee, among others. 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. "Sign Language" ends Jan. 29; Lead Pencil ends Feb. 26.

Seattle Art Museum "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages" shows that the craftsman/entrepreneur—with his exquisitely detailed lamps and windows and luxurious sensibility—was actually an artist of his times (late 19th and early 20th centuries). This is a well-assembled and beautifully lit show, but a bit cautious for the museum's swan song before it closes in January for renovation. Also on display: "Africa in America" is a varied and complex exploration of slavery, displacement, and ethnic culture as portrayed in African-American art of the late 20th century, including work by James W. Washington Jr., Kara Walker, and Marita Dingus. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Africa ends Dec. 11; Tiffany ends Jan. 4.

 
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