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Lectures and Events

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An opinionated guide to this week's gallery and museum shows.

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Lectures and Events

Artist Lecture: Erik Geschke The multimedia artist and 1993 Cornish alum talks about his work. Noon, Fri. March 3. Main Campus Center, 1st Floor, Cornish College for the Arts, 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. Free.

Empty Spaces: Stories Through the Lens of Candida Höfer Dr. Christine Goettler of UW's School of Art discusses the German photographer's images of empty space, in conjunction with the current exhibit at the Frye. 7 p.m. Thurs. March 2. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. Free.

Marvin Bell: Recipes for Collaboration Iowa's Poet Laureate, Marvin Bell, explains his collaborative process and reads new work, with visual accompaniment projected by local artist Steve Berardelli, as part of the text and art installation "The Eight Essential Ingredients." 7 p.m. Thurs. March 2. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, www.hugohouse.org. $7.

FOURTH ANNUAL SHRINKY DINK AUCTION A bevy of local artists shrunk to the challenge and are now offering their baked plastic artwork for sale to benefit Safe Futures Youth Center at White Center. Rare collector's pieces or crazy novelty items? You decide. Silent auction: 7 p.m. Thurs. March 2. Zeitgeist Art & Coffee, 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497.

Fifth Annual PONCHO Auction "A Horse of a Different Color" features work by emerging and established Northwest artists for sale in a fund-raiser for this arts endowment organization. 5 p.m. Sat. March 4. 400 Pike St., 206-623-6233, x203, www.poncho.org. $125, $200, $2,500.

First Thursday

Art Patch Gallery "Bubblefroster" includes Joseph Oguiza's latest drawings and panels, the second in a four-part series by art collective Sweatshop Inc. Reception: 5-9 p.m. 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 206-388-2373, www.sweatshopinc.com. By appointment only. Sun. Ends March 16.

Artists' Gallery of Seattle Ashley Wells' acrylic Seattle-inspired cityscapes make up "Go Round Back." Reception: 6-10 p.m. 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830, www.agofs.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 31.

Benham Gallery Daguerreotypes, photomicrographs, and pinholes by New York photographer Jerry Spagnoli. Also, new work by photographer Dominic Rouse. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends March 25.

Catherine Person Drake Deknatel was arguably doing his best work when he died at the end of 2005. His final large, bold canvases are haunted by a recurring image: himself as a small boy, lost inside his father's WWII military jacket. This is the motif of "Paintings from 2003-2005," the Seattle- and Berlin-based painter's first posthumous show. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Cornish College Gallery Multimedia artist Erik Geschke and found-cardboard artist Bryan Smith present work in this Alumni Exhibition. Reception: 5 p.m. 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends March 24.

Corridor Lush surrealist paintings by Donald Jones. Reception 5-9 p.m. 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 1.

Davidson Contemporary Local artist Tram Bui explores architectonic angles in her oil paintings. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Through March.

Davidson Galleries Walla Walla artist Ian Boyden explores natural and metaphysical space in his latest work on paper. Also: Prints and etchings of Paris by early 20th-century artists Caroline and Frank Armington. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Foster/White Pretty floral portraits in oil by Jamie Evrard. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends March 25.

G. Gibson Gallery Bill Jacobson's painterly blurred-focus images are collected in "Photographs." Reception and book signing: 6-8 p.m. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.gibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 15.

Gallery4Culture Graffiti inspires the compelling large-scale, close-up photos of "The Continuing Fragmentation of Language: Brian Lane." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends March 31.

Gallery 110 The annual and nicely eclectic group show presents X-rays, rodeo cowboys, fabric landscapes, and other work by 29 gallery artists. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Grover/Thurston The quiltlike collage paintings of Gary Nisbet, "Simplicity," are richly layered in both paint and nostalgic imagery. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Lisa Harris Figurative expressionist oils by Oregon painter Royal Nebeker. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 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 April 2.

William Traver Vaguely disturbing portraits of women rendered in oil on glass by Gregory Grenon in "Tell the Truth," and interesting glass work by Paul Marioni in "12 Paintings/12 Sculptures." Reception: 5-8 p.m. 110 Union St., Suite 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 April 2.

Openings

Francine Seders "Clay & Related Materials" unites the porcelain, sculptures, and clay work of Dina Barzel, Anne Hirondelle, David Kuraoka, Beth Lo, and Lynda K. Rockwood. Opens March 3. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sun. March 5. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 2.

Infohazard Somber surrealist paintings by Marco Tulluck. Reception: 6-9:30 p.m. Sat. March 4. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630, www.infohazardgallery.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends March 30.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery "Digital Video + Time-Based Works 2006" is a show of multimedia installations by School of Art and DXARTS students juried by Erik Frederickson, director of Western Bridge. Reception: 4-6 p.m. Tues. March 7. School of Art, UW campus, 206-685-1805, art.washington.edu/jlg. Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Northwest Craft Center A juried show of ceramics and sculpture from the Washington Potters Association. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Fri. March 3. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends March 31.

Patricia Cameron "Connect/Disconnect" unites the varied work of a geographically disparate group of artists: Deanne Belinoff, Andree Carter, Martha Carey, Adela Gonzalez, Kloe Kang, Mary Mitsuda, Joan Stuart Ross, and Stuart Tume. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Wed. March 1. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 22.

Photographic Center Northwest Photojournalist Jonathan Moller presents 10 years of portraits in "Our Culture Is Our Resistance: Repression, Refuge, and Healing in Guatemala." Reception, lecture, and book signing: 6-9 p.m. Fri. March 3. 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 March 31.

SAM Rental/Sales Gallery "In Focus: Howard House" features the work of Gretchen Bennett, Leo Saul Berk, Victoria Haven, Ken Kelly, Mark T. Miller, Yuki Nakamura, Joseph Park, Patti Warashina, Dan Webb, and Robert Yoder. Opens March 1. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thurs. March 16. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends April 1.

South Seattle Community College Art Gallery Peruvian artist Wari Zarate's textile paintings incorporate traditional symbols and contemporary sensibility. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-764-5337. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends March 15.

Winston Wächter "Spring Highlights" showcases the work of nine artists, many new to the gallery: Jeffrey Bishop, Heather Hutchison, Angelina Nasso, Erin Parish, Tracy Rocca, Christopher Reilly, Michael Schultheis, Seton Smith, and Julie Speidel. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Wed. March 1. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 13.

Woodside/Braseth

Last Chance

Art/Not Terminal Paintings by Shirley Travis in "Tangled Exposure." Also: "Thinking of Australia: Landscapes, Images and Abstraction" features work by four Australian artists. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Australia": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Thurs. "Tangled": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Thurs. Ends March 2.

Kirkland Arts Center "Pattern" showcases natural and manmade patterns in the scaly steel forms and sculptures made from washers by L. John Andrew, stitches in drywall by Julie Custer, metallic forms by Kristine Bolhuis, and geometric paper sculptures by Teresa Redden (who also curates the show). 620 Market St., Kirkland, 425-822-7161, www.kirklandartscenter.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends March 4.

Roq la Rue Gallery "Sweetest Taboo" promises to be "a group show of random naughtiness" by pop-surrealist and urban-contemporary artists. How can you resist? 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 2-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends March 4.

Space This new downtown gallery launches with paintings, photography, and sculpture by Derrick Voss, Jose Torres Jr., Roland Rodriguez, Brian White, Shannon Welles, and gallery owner Guy Warren. Noon-5 p.m. Wed. 1907 Second Ave., 206-443-7743. Ends March 1.

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, were added for the new year. Just added: Crispin Spaeth's Dark Room dance installation, viewable only with night-vision scopes. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.

Galleries

Capitol Hill Arts Center "Still Beaming," illuminated mixed-media work by emerging artists presented by the Twilight Artist Collective. 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0500, www.capitolhillarts.com. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends March 27.

CoCA"Shard," insightfully curated by Seattle poet David Francis, vividly explores the intersection of visual and textual art, featuring over 60 poetry-inspired works by 30 artists from the U.S. and Europe. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends March 12.

Crawl Space "Non-non-referential Painting" consists of non-old work by Kevin Bernstein, Bradley Biancardi, Michelle Bolinger, Emily Gherard, and Matt Murphy. 504 E. Denny Way #1 (near Olive), 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends March 12.

Eclectic Pleasant nature-inspired prints by monotype and collage artist Doris Mosler and colorful oils by Jan Flynn. Also: X-ray photos of plants by Steven Meyers. 307 N. 73rd St., 206-789-4500, www.eclecticfineart.com. Noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 12.

Gallery63Eleven "Ruby and Willie" are local photographer Bootsy Holler's fascinating and poignant photos of the ordinary objects in her late grandparents' home before it was emptied and sold. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends March 8.

Greg Kucera Henri Matisse ("Selected Prints: 1913-1947") and Louise Bourgeois (prints) are the heavy hitters at Kucera this month. Gallery staff will conduct tours of the selection of Matisse etchings, lithographs, drypoints, and colorful "Jazz" pochoir prints on five dates. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Howard House Lauren Grossman's "Not Consumed" features fiery and interactive metallic sculptures informed by Judeo-Christian iconography. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

James Harris Keith Tilford's frenzied and fascinating pen and ink drawings make up his "Recent Works on Paper." 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Jeffrey Moose Neriage porcelain by Rick Stafford and cheerful oil paintings by Koji Kubota. 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 April 1.

Kimzey Miller After 30 years, this downtown gallery is closing its doors for good at the end of May. Until then, there will be rotating exhibits of its artists. 1225 Second Ave., 206-682-2339. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Closes May 26.

Platform Gallery "Diaphaneity" features new sculptural work by Matt Sellars that uses barns as a metaphor for memory. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 25.

Richard Hugo House Gallery "The Eight Essential Ingredients" unites art and poetry by eight artists, including poet Marvin Bell, in a collaborative installation organized by Born magazine. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, www.hugohouse.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends March 31.

Sam Day Gallery In "Stephanie Shachat/Floral Savant" the photographer/poet displays flower pix. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 3.

Suyama Space In his large but opaque installation "Dis-place in Time," Los Angeles artist John O'Brien creates a membranous wall to depict how memory is evoked. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 7.

20Twenty "Not Again: the 1980s (The Decade That Wouldn't Go Away)" is an homage to a questionable decade appropriately rendered on brown paper bags by painter Chris Crites. 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969, www.twentytwentyballard.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 9.

Two Bells Bar & Grill New oil paintings by local artist Brian Strobel. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends April 5.

Viveza "Double-Click" is figurative painter Doug Smithenry's collection of distorted and sometimes pixilated images found randomly on the Internet. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends March 19.

Wall Space Seattle photographer Douglas Ethridge explores a world of shadowy people, places, and mannequins in "Convergence," uniting four of his series. 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends March 11.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum New Orleans artist Thomas Mann collects and frames fragments he found in the streets of his lost city in "Storm Cycle, An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina," while collage artist Maureen McCabe draws upon superstition, Catholicism, and wit in her odd assortments, collectively titled "Shadow Boxes, Assembled Tales of Fate, Magic, and Wit." 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. "Storm Cycle" and "Shadow Boxes" end May 21.

Frye Art Museum "Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection" is the first museum show of this local multimedia contemporary collection. Also: Candida Höfer's fascination with empty public spaces is the subject of "Architecture of Absence," the first North American retrospective of the German photographer's work. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Absence" ends April 16; "Swallow" ends May 14.

Henry Art Gallery "Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956-97" includes 77 prints, lithographs, etchings, and woodblocks by the Benday-pointillist Pop Artist. Also: Argentinean-born artist Santiago Cucullu fills the East Gallery with an expansive and somewhat befuddling contact-paper mural and minimalist sculpture installation, "The Fates Await: (Serious Delirium, or You Will Die Tomorrow)." 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Cucullu ends March 12; Lichtenstein ends May 7.

Museum of Flight WWI airplanes fill the skies in the "Heritage of the Air Collection," 43 realistic paintings from 1959-1970, primarily by representational artist Merv Corning. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, www.museumofflight.org. Free with museum admission ($14; $13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends April 9.

Museum of Glass "Czech Glass, 1945-1980: Design in an Age of Adversity" presents glasswork from a difficult era in Czech postwar history. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. 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.

Seattle Art Museum (Closed for expansion until spring of 2007; see Web site for details.) 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Seattle Asian Art Museum In "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime," nearly 100 works represent the influence of Buddhism on Asian art and culture. Also: Tooba, a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree (it makes sense when you see it); "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." The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, 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 Oct. 15; "Buddha" is ongoing.

Tacoma Art Museum "The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935" promises 120 seminal American and European works, including Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Max Weber. Also: In "Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies," 15 American and European photographers interpret the symbolism and structure of gardens. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. Every third Thurs. free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Garden" ends April 30; "Great American" ends May 21.

Wing Luke Asian Museum "Home Grown: Asian Pacific American New Years" focuses on New Year's celebration traditions brought to the Pacific Northwest by Asian-American immigrants. It features photography, multimedia presentations, and entertaining material for kids. Also: "Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" aims to illuminate the history and heritage of this long-standing yet misunderstood local community through various media. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, www.wingluke.org. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. "Home Grown" ends April 2; "Sikh Community" ends April 16.

 
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