Openings & Events •  Bruce Bickford If you live in Seattle and

Openings & Events


Bruce Bickford If you live in Seattle and love animation, then bow down to this hometown hero. Since the ’60s he’s relentlessly churned out bewitchingly bizarre films featuring surreal landscapes both hand-drawn and crafted in clay. Although he’s most remembered for his half-dozen years as Frank Zappa’s resident animator, he’s continued to produce incredible work, including one of history’s greatest work’s of stop-motion, Prometheus’ Garden. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11. Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave., 709-9797, 4 p.m.-midnight. Tues.-Sun., Ends Feb. 7.


Georgetown Art Attack The monthly art fair includes a special holiday tree lighting. Other highlights include Zap Comix legend Robert Williams at Fantagraphics, Angelina Tolentino’s circusy take on ocean life, mythological paintings from Terese Nielson, and LxWxH Gallery’s final exhibition—“series of free-standing and wall-based sculptures made from re-purposed hardwoods, beeswax, denim, brass, steel, or lead; leftovers from other projects or job sites.” Georgetown, see for locations. 6-9 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13.

Miniature Art Extravaganza! Fifty artists show small works for $250 and under, perfect for holiday gifts. Opening reception 5-9 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11. Ghost Gallery, 504 E. Denny Way, 832-6063, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Ends Feb. 7.

Star Wars: An Art Show Original and licensed Star Wars art from the Acme Archives. Opening reception 6-10 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11. Ltd. Gallery, 501 E. Pine St., 457-2970, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Ends Jan. 30.



AHTSIK’NUK (Good with the Hands) A collection of “rare and unusual” carvings from the Nuu-cha-nulth Nations of BC and Washington. Steinbrueck Native Gallery, 2030 Western Ave., 441-3821, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Through Dec.


Zack Bent

Lean-out, Lean-to is an installation inspired by a chance encounter with a truck canopy in Spokane. Bent adopts it into a “monolithic chamber of secrets.” Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 634-0919, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 6.

BAM Biennial: Knock on Wood Again, there’s a very materials-focused emphasis to this biannual group show. Clay and fiber art were featured in 2012 and 2010, respectively; now it’s the chisel-and-mallet set’s turn to display their creations. Some of the three dozen artists featured you know or have seen before at BAM (or local galleries), like Rick Araluce, Whiting Tennis, and W. Scott Trimble. The juried selection offers every variety of woodworking from the Northwest, ranging from indigenous Native American carvings to smartly modern furniture that might fit into your SLU condo. BRIAN MILLER Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, $5-$10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends March 29.


John Brophy and Stacey Rozich Rozich’s new series of paintings, Shrine, continues her penchant for depicting fabulously patterned beasts and horned creatures—this time centered around the theme of death and death rituals. Brophy’s show The Saddest Heart on the Holy Mountain, examines the “absurdist nature of sadness” by rendering images via 3D computer software and then painting the results. Roq La Rue, 532 First Ave. S., 374-8977,, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Jan. 3.


City Dwellers A dozen contemporary Indian artists are represented in this show originating entirely from the private local collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and wife Malini Balakrishnan. Scenes and icons from Mumbai to New Delhi are represented via photography and sculpture, from an all-native perspective. As tourists know, India is ridiculously photogenic, from its colorful idols and deities to the slums and beggars. It all depends on what you want to see. Photographer Dhruv Malhotra, for instance, takes large color images of people sleeping in public places—some because they’re poor, others because they simply feel like taking a nap. BRIAN MILLER Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., 654-3121, $12–$19. Weds.-Sun.

Ends Feb. 15.

Rachel Denny Denny has made a name for herself by crafting those big taxidermy animal heads you see hunters hanging on the wall, only there’s a twist—instead of making them out of animals, she uses materials like matches, yarn, and sequins. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave S., 622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 24.

Ann Hamilton The artist has created new art that she invites viewers to interact with through touch. Henry Art Gallery (UW campus), 543-2280, $6-$10. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Weds., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs. & Sat. Ends April 26.