Openings & Events
Artists’ Reception: Two Artists, Two Seas, Two Views With Eva Stina Bender and Anna Johansen. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., 283-1090, swedishclubnw.org, Fri., May 2, 5-7 p.m.
Intergalactic Parallax is Brevick’s ode to Jacques Lacan, with jewelry and sculpture presented in parallax. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Soil Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061, soilart.org, Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Divided Earth is the latest collection of Camlin’s ecologically charged paintings, capturing the planet’s melting ice caps in their full, fleeting majesty. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 621-1945, punchgallery.org, Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Laura Castellanos Featuring her trademark google-eyed grotesques, Tender Buttons presents a painted cast of strange characters with loping, squishy heads who gawk right back at you from the canvas. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. ArtXchange, 512 First Ave. S., 839-0377, artxchange.org, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through June 28.
Colors of Gray This themed group show of mixed-media work plays with the concept that gray, despite its dreary connotations, is indeed a color. Opening reception Saturday, May 3, 2-4 p.m. Prographica, 3419 E. Denny Wy., 322-3851, prographicadrawings.com, Weds.-Sat. Through May 31.
Douglas Cooper and Robert Connell Two artists take on the urban and industrial landscapes of Seattle—Cooper using detailed charcoal drawing, and Connell working in sumi ink painting. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., 624-1324, davidsongalleries.com, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through May 31.
Carole d’Inverno She shows bright new abstract paintings in The Lure of Ore. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson St., 625-0055, galleryima.com, May 1-31.
De Anima Realist painters Martin Wittfooth and Jean Labourdette show separate work with an animal theme. First Thursday opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Roq La Rue, 532 First Ave. S., 374-8977, roqlarue.com, May 1-31.
Gary Faigin and Karen Yurkovich In Concentrated, Faigin’s realist paintings play with perspective in scenes featuring carefully lined up subjects. Yurkovich’s Turning Landscapes deal in natural landscapes reduced to suggestive shapes and patterns. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034, lindahodgesgallery.com, 1, Tues.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Flora & Fauna Painters Michelle Anderst and Joe Vollan present new work in this large party/exhibition space. The festivities usually spill out into Nord Alley, where temporary artworks are typically on view. First Thursday opening reception, 5-9 p.m. AXIS Pioneer Square, 310 First Ave. S., 681-9316, axispioneersquare.com, May 1-30.
Franklin High School Student Art Show Also on view, depictions of the face by Dianne Bradley, Christian Gollub, and Karen Graber. Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 760-9834, columbiacitygallery.com, April 30-June 15.
Fremont Art Walk Fremont’s First Friday artwalk venues include Activspace, Fremont Brewing Co., 509 Winery and Tasting Room, Caffe Vita, and Fremont Abbey. See fremontfirstfriday.com for participating artists. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Terry Furchgott Furchgott’s Les Sauvages paints a reoccuring female subject in color filled circus-like scenes. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315, lisaharrisgallery.com, Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through June 2.
Aaliyah Gupta and John Smither Gupta’s Vortex collates natural storms with personal storms through reflective painting, while Smither’s I’m Just Here to See Bigfoot: musings of an invasive species has a similarly natural bent—a multimedia exhibit based on humanity’s interaction in the wild, focusing on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. First Thursday opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Place S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 467-4444, coregallery.org, Weds.-Sat., 12-6 p.m. Through May 31.
Persistent Work, Images of History and Industry on Salmon Bay and Lake Union collects black-and-white photos of Seattle’s maritime businesses from the past three years. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 296-7580, 4culture.org, Mon.-Fri. Through May 29.
It’s Never Too Late to Celebrate A collection of Puget Sound sumi artists, a centuries-old style of Asian ink wash painting. Opening reception 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 4. Kirsten Gallery, 5320 Roosevelt Way N.E., 522-2011, kirstengallery.com, Weds.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 1.
Michael Kenna Kenna’s stark black-and-white photography focuses on barren landscapes and vast expanses. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. G. Gibson Gallery, 300 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 587-4033, ggibsongallery.com, Weds.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 7.
Orchard Grafts celebrates the almighty tree through abstracted paintings of arboreal features, oftentimes utilizing real tree bits in the composition. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273, rovzargallery.com, Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Laurence Landois The visiting French artist has created a series of new works in response to the Ballard holdout home of the late Edith Macefield. Appropriately, the show is called Home Sweet Home. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Room 104, 306 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 953-8104, room104gallery.com, May 1-31.
Never Louder Than an Easy Hum is a multimedia exhibition exploring the artist’s developing relationship with the Grand Coulee Dam. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Method Gallery, 106 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), methodgallery.com, Fri., Sat., 12-5 p.m. Through May 10.
Paul Maratea and Ray Schutte Built upon the artists’ shared interest in the effect of modern technology on our environment, Maratea’s geometric paintings and Schutte’s computer-altered nature images are juxtaposed in what they are calling a “silent conversation.” First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Gallery 110, 110 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 624-9336, gallery110.com, Weds.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Marvin Oliver He presents new works on paper with a Northwest coastal Indian theme. First Thursday opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson St., 405-4040, stoningtongallery.com, May 1-31.
Unretrospective is William Powhida’s middle finger to the art world, a meta-collection of drawings of pieces of paper with lists deriding just about everything you could imagine: the global market, the value of art, financial systems, hope, etc. Saturday opening reception: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 323-2808, platformgallery.com, Weds.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 7.
Salon Seattle In the wonderfully restored great hall, which really ought to be used for more cultural events, dozens of decorative artists will be creating new work while you watch. Try to drop by before the First Thursday Art Walk if you can., salonseattle2014.com. Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., 682-7275, seattleunionstation.com, Free, May 1-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Anne Siems Stricken by the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest, Siems created this Old Growth series of “tree portraits”—fanciful paintings depicting old nurse logs and stumps next to a person with a personal connection to it. First Thursday reception, 6-8 p.m. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 319 Third Ave. S., 223-0816, groverthurston.com, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 17.
South Lake Union Art Walk SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 22.
Whoa … Gnarly The ’90s are celebrated with this group show including two dozen locals including Gregory Attonito, Mike Bell, and Barry Blankenship. Opening reception 7-11 p.m. Friday. Ltd. Art Gallery, 307 E. Pike St., 457-2970, ltdartgallery.com, May 2-June 15.
Gary Word The local artist presents his stringed instruments made of glass. First Thursday opening reception at Frederick Holmes & Co. (309 Occidental Ave. S., 682-0166), 5-8 p.m. Concert follows on Fri., May 9. RSVP through frederickholmesandcompany.com. May 1-31.
Podscape finds the artist manipulating her collection of seed pods into works through glasswork that creates a highly textured, sensual effect. First Thursday opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Zeitgeist Art and Coffee, 171 S. Jackson St., 583-0497, zeitgeistcoffee.com, Mon.-Sun., 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Through June 4.
Eric Zener SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 21.