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Lectures and Events
Eduardo Calderon The photographer discusses his work as part of the "My Life in Art" lecture series, a fund-raiser for the alternative arts magnet school Summit K-12. 11051 34th Ave. N.E., 206-252-4506, www.seattleschools.org/schools/summitk-12. $7. 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 12.
Jay Ryan The Chicago-based musician and artist displays works from his new graphic collection, 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels, a Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals, and Independent Rock: The Handcrafted Art of Jay Ryan. OlivoDoce Art Space, 1203 E. Olive St., 206-372-5861. 7 p.m. Fri. Jan. 13.
Arthead Gallery "Arthead Alumni" showcases a wide range of small-scale work by over 20 established and up-and-coming regional artists who've been a part of this gallery's 30-year history. 5411 Meridian Ave. N., 206-633-5544, www.bromwikstrom.com/arthead.html. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Baas Art Gallery "Shared Vision, A Celebration of the Spiritual in Life and Art" features paintings by Robert Drucker, Nobuhiro Kagami, and Fulgencio Lazo. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Floating Leaves Tea Seattle photographer Rachael Jackson captures images with a naturalist's eye. 2213 N.W. Market St. (#100), 206-529-4268, www.floatingleavestea.com. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.). Ends Jan. 13.
Francine Seders Marita Dingus fashions elaborate sculptures and wall hangings from fabric, leather, glass, odd hardware, and other recycled curiosities in "We Don't Come Back Brand New." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 15.
G. Gibson Gallery "Ink + Paper" highlights a rich array of work by 13 contemporary printmakers. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.ggibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Patricia Cameron With pen, ink, and charcoal, New York artist Bo Culpepper captures strange angst and angles in his adept drawings of New York rooftops and whimsical interpretations of toy cars in "Murmurings." 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Photographic Center Northwest The center's annual Members' Exhibition presents a juried selection of photographs from nearly 40 artists. Benham Gallery owner Marita Holdaway is this year's juror. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. 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 Jan. 15.
Tacoma Art Museum "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design" displays the 20th-century photojournalist's early work, focusing on formalist studies, industrial sites, and machinery. Also: In "Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies," 15 American and European photographers interpret the symbolism and structure of gardens. ("Deceits" opens Jan. 14.) 1701 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Bourke-White ends Jan. 15; "Deceits" ends April 30.
Ballard/Fetherston Port Townsend artist Kim Kopp takes on the challenge of creating a painting for each day of the year in "The Calendar Project." Opens Thurs. Jan. 12. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. Jan. 13. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 18.
Seattle Asian Art Museum SAAM reopens after a reroofing hiatus with four new shows. "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime" delves into the museum's permanent collection of Asian Buddhist art; nearly 100 works will represent the influence of Buddhism on the art and culture of China, Korea, India, Japan, Thailand, and Tibet. Also: Tooba, an allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who turns into a tree, "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art," and "Fragrance of the Past: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Ch'ung-ho Chang Frankel and Friends." Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-625-8900, www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Orchid" and "Fragrance" end April 2; Tooba ends Sept. 30; "Buddha" is ongoing.
Suyama Space In his site-specific installation, "Dis-place in Time," Los Angeles artist John O'Brien uses cast fiberglass and aluminum beams to depict how memory is evoked. Artist lecture: noon, Sat. Jan. 14. Opens Jan. 16. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 7.
Museum of Glass "Czech Glass, 1945–1980: Design in an Age of Adversity" presents glasswork from a difficult era in Czech postwar history. (Opens Jan. 18.) Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. (Tacoma), 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs. of the month). Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 18.
Art Institute of Seattle The 23rd annual Faculty Show features design, media art, fashion, photography, installations, and other work. 2323 Elliott Ave., 206-233-0680, www.ais.edu. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Art/Not Terminal Northwest photographer Bill Butler digitally captures the Pacific madrona tree, peeling bark, and other objects in nature; David Gorospe seeks to understand "The Power of Women" in fashion imagery. Also: Mixed-media abstract figures inhabit paintings by Venezuelan "New Age" artist Leopolld J. Cardozo in "Heretic: Retrospective of a Choice." 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Women": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 1-6 p.m. Sat.; 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 2.
Artist's Gallery of Seattle "A Tribute to Color" features oil and acrylic still-life paintings by Hanna Vater and her young art students. 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830, www.agofs.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 31.
Capitol Hill Arts Center "Pane in the Glass" should draw people for its brilliant title and premise alone: Nine local artists have transformed nine recycled windows into illuminated art in four weeks. Presented by the Twilight Artist Collective. 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0500, www.capitolhillarts.com. 6-10 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Catherine Person "In Climate" is the work of Seattle artist Ron Lambert, who explores the natural environment's effect on the human psyche through sculpture, audio, video, photography, and drawing. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
CoCA In "Evidence," local photographer Mateo Zapata Zachai's 20 suggestive black-and-white images show recently vacated restaurant tables. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon- 5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Feb. 5.
Corridor Multimedia artist Brian Quinn explores pattern and form through photographic and oil paint manipulations. 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan 28.
Davidson Contemporary Russian painter Alexander Gorenstein creates dramatic, surrealist scenes featuring European architecture against barren landscapes, and people or wooden figures; Shura Petrov's identity as a Russian and American painter is reflected in his references to both cultures in his colorful, subtly ironic works. (See spotlight, this page.) 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
Davidson Galleries Seiko Tachibana uses Western printmaking techniques to create minimal, elegant images resembling traditional Japanese art. Also: Davidson Galleries' Antique Print Department displays original hand-colored etchings of New World birds by British naturalists Mark Catesby (1683–1749) and George Edwards (1694–1773). 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
Foster/White "Carnival Grotesque," James Martin's latest compilation of zany gouache-on-brown paper paintings combines Northwest mysticism with a dash of burlesque. In a completely different vein, but equally compelling, is "Seed," Sandra Zeiset Richardson's collection of ceramic sculptures. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
Fountainhead Russian painter Vasily Reshchuk displays new watercolors primarily of landscapes from his native Vladivostok. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www.fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Jan. 29.
Gallery 110 Detailed, fanciful collages of woodblock prints by Harry Clewans are paired with Midge Williams' colorful, abstract paintings inspired by L.A. freeways. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
Greg Kucera Tim Roda's large black-and-white photographs on fiber paper depict slightly dark, ambiguous scenes starring the artist, his wife, and his young son. Roda's work will show simultaneously at New York's Gasser and Grunert Gallery. Also: Peter Millett's "Drawings from Oysterville," sumi ink on paper and selected sculptural works that resemble geometric natural elements. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 11.
Grover/Thurston David Kroll explores the coexistence of nature and mankind through paintings that juxtapose still-life foregrounds with rolling, natural landscapes. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
Infohazard "Introversion Boxes and Travel Stories" is a collection of shadowbox worlds created by Eerie Art (Lisa Mei Ling Fong). Fong says she surrenders her privacy by playing the "writer, director, set designer, and actor" in each box. Also: "The Monstrous and the Misunderstood" features 3-D pieces and photographs by sculptors Keith Amarak Waters and Jessica Geiger. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Feb. 3.
Jack Straw "Trimpin: Archival Investigations" celebrates composer and sound artist Trimpin's 25 years in Seattle. The show, which focuses on Trimpin's first few years in town at the beginning of the digital revolution, is part of a yearlong, multivenue tribute. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 24.
Jeffrey Moose Multitalented Chinese artist Long Gao displays scrolls, stone-cut prints, surrealist oils, and other work. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Joe Bar Local painter Chrissa Arazny uses glitter and acrylic to depict women in "Hiding." 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, www.joebar.org. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Jan. 31.
Linda Hodges Painter Christopher Martin Hoff explores the built environment, with particular emphasis on stages of development. 316 First Ave. S., 206-375-3814, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
Lisa Harris "Mostly Italy" is a collection of Wendy Thon's mixed-media wall-relief paintings, some of which are shaped like urns and depict Italian landscapes in warm, nostalgic tones. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 28.
No Space Gallery "Diamonds and Pearls" is a purposely eclectic assortment of new work: paintings by local artist Ryan Iverson, a line of clothing by designer Kristopher Whitman, and sculpture by Nic Barbeln and Hiro Nakanishi. 534 Summit Ave. E., 206-354-9424. 2-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Feb. 1.
Platform Gallery "Build" is an exploration of conceptual architectural space. The multimedia exhibit includes the work of Lucas Kelly, Sebastian Lemm, and Will Yackulik. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Feb. 11.
Sam Day Gallery This gallery continues its support of local women artists by presenting painter Laura Sherrow's first solo show of de Kooning–esque acrylics. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Seattle Aquarium "Water's Edge" showcases an array of beautiful, aquatic-themed quilts by 21 artists from the Contemporary Quilt Arts Association. All display an amazing use of color, texture, and deft handwork. Particularly striking are Kelpbed II by Janet Kurjan, Turtle Totem by Patty Hieb, and Donna DeShazo's Flowers of Coral, while Audree DeAngeles incorporates white organza and long strands of twisting yarn to create 3-D jellyfish in Jelly Float. 1483 Alaskan Way (Pier 59), 206-386-4320, www.contemporaryquiltart.com. Free with aquarium admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends Jan. 31.
Shift "Perimeters and Markings" features Kevin Haas' photo-based prints, which explore construction sites as points of visual disorientation and the traces left behind by anonymous city dwellers. Tashiro Kaplan Building (Ste. 105), 306 S. Washington, 206-547-1215, www.shiftstudio.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.
SOIL Artists Vaughn Bell and Ron Lambert investigate the emotive qualities of environment through sculpture and video in "Psychogeographies." Also: "Hardline Organics—Part One," a group show curated by Craig Miller and Yuki Nakamura, looks at conceptual forms and spaces that would be difficult to manifest in reality. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Jan. 29.
Solomon Fine Art Nik Tongas uses steel, lead, resin, and cast plaster to create his dramatic and somber wall-mounted sculptures in "Obscure Domain." Also: paintings, charcoal drawings, and paper sculptures by Russ Havard, Kazuo Kadonaga, Paul Shakespear, and Chris St. Pierre. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, www.solomonfineartinc.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 27.
Western Bridge "Crash. Pause. Rewind." powerfully 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. Two video works by Josh Azzarella, chronicling the attacks of 9-11 and the Kennedy Assassination, are added for the new year. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.
William Traver Tom DeGroot's "New Paintings" appear on an unusual canvas: corrugated cardboard. Also, the Annual Pilchuck Glass Exhibition continues its run. 110 Union St. (Ste. 200), 206-587-6501, www.travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan 29.
Winston Wächter Susan Dory investigates color and repetition in abstract paintings; Brian Murphy paints moody watercolor portraits. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 24.
Bellevue Arts Museum "Two Hands, Twenty Years, and a Billion Beads" is a survey of renowned Northwest artist David Chatt's intricately beaded sculpture and assorted jewelry, by turns goofy and satirical. Also: The Northwest Designer Craftsmen retrospective show "Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50" displays over 100 contemporary and historic works by NWDC artist members. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (Bellevue), 425-519-0770, www.bellevueart.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.). 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Chatt ends Feb. 19; "Looking Forward" ends Feb. 26.
Frye Art Museum (Closed for remodeling through Jan. 16.) Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were pioneering gender-benders in the freewheeling art world of 1920s Paris. Images from the two female photographers explore complex notions of sexuality and identity. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryeart.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Ends Feb. 12.
Henry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art," a compelling exhibit designed by architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, allows viewers to establish their own connections between a variety of photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Also: "Hershmanlandia: The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson" presents the first comprehensive look at this innovative multimedia artist's provocative work; Argentinean-born artist Santiago Cucullu fills the East Gallery with an expansive and somewhat befuddling new contact- paper mural and minimalist sculpture installation, The Fates Await: (Serious Delirium, or You Will Die Tomorrow), inspired by the German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; and "Sign Language" features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Sign Language" ends Jan. 29; "Hershmanlandia" and "150 Works" end Feb. 26. Cucullu ends March 12.
Museum of Flight "Suitcase Sightings," curated by longtime Seattle (now Tacoma) artist Lynn DiNino, features a creative array of suitcases reimagined by local artists, most remarkably as a giraffe named Tallulah. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, www.museumofflight.org. Free with museum admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends Feb. 2.
Nordic Heritage Museum "Parallel Paths—Two Generations in Art" features contemporary embroidery and fiber art by Finnish mother and daughter Riita-Liisa Haavisto and Anne-Ritta Haavisto. Also: "Boundary Crossings—Temperal Dialogues in Finnish Landscape Photography," with work by Johannes Grano, Jorma Puranen, Pentti Sammallahti, and Taneli Eskola. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. Free with museum admission. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 5.
Seattle Art Museum (Closed for expansion until spring of 2007; see Web site for details.) 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.